Saturday, July 24, 2010
What to do instead of melting outside
The heat index yesterday was 105... suppose to be the same or hotter today. Yesterday's storm and today's rain left behind only more humidity (although the garden enjoyed the shower).
After fifteen minutes or so in the garden yesterday, I had to go back into the air conditioning (diabetics do not handle heat very well... believe me). I thank God for the miracle of air conditioning.
I grew up in houses where air conditioning meant the windows were up and the screen door was often heard slamming shut (not by me, of course... never). It's funny because I remember being hot in the summer but rarely so much it affected me... was it youth or just our body's being more acclimated without the use of AC?
Christopher needed a dessert for a party last night, his first "office party" given by his boss at the research center. I made Sheila's Cake which is our name for the chocolate chip apple cake... it is always a hit with chocolate lovers. Otherwise, the oven is off!
This morning I figured a hot day was a good excuse to (finally) clean out the refrigerator. It was also easier to fish out two whole chickens from the bottom of the deep freeze when one doesn't mind the cold draft in the hot garage.
Otherwise... this is a day for taking it easy... very easy.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 1:25 PM