GAH. I am lacking in inspiration today.
I think in this infernal heat and humidity, all my get up and go just got up and went. It’s hard to be inspired when the weather is like this.
I wanted to hang my laundry out today, but the weather is unpredictable. Although it’s bright and sunny right now, the forecast says there’s a 70% chance of thunderstorms and rain. So, it’s a day to run the dryer, which doesn’t help matters much.
Even with the air conditioning, you feel a definite drag on these humid days. You feel tired and perpetually in need of a shower. If we could just get a big old rainstorm, the humidity would break. The air would be more fresh, and I think I’d feel a little more inspired. And we could really use the rain on our brown, crispy lawn and on my long-suffering gardens.
But although it’s in the forecast, we live in the Bermuda Triangle of weather: it’s forecast, and it blows this way, and then… disappears. We never get weather like that here. So, I don’t expect a good rain — just more heat.
These are the days when you want to have a long, cool drink. They are days for cool dinners, salads and cold meats and iced tea. Days when you want to have a fan blowing on you, and the lights off, and walking around barefoot.
Of course, these are also the days from which Canadians get one of their most common, most-often-repeated sayings.
It’s not the heat… It’s the humidity.