Thursday, July 5, 2012

Unbelievably Hot!

I never thought I'd think of the 80s as a cool down.

Many who know me know I'm not a fan of summer. I never have been. I grew up without air conditioning, and without access to a pool or lake (unless you count the little blue kiddie pool and buckets of water to stick your head in). I grew up on a small farm, where this time of year was spent getting our animals ready to show at the county fair. No matter the weather. It always seemed whatever day we picked to shave the goats turned out to be one of the hottest of the summer... 
(one of the few pictures on my computer of my 4H days - a scanned image from a newspaper article)
Since becoming part of Rocky's family, I've been able to enjoy time at "the Lakehouse". Rocky grew up spending his summers going to waterski competitions. While I'm not a skier nor do I enjoy tubing on the lake, I do like simply taking a dip in the water on a hot day. We frequently spend Saturdays and Sundays at the Lakehouse, and Abby is starting to appreciate the water too.

Unfortunately, the last few days have been (and the next few will be) HOT. And when I add an almost-full-term pregnancy on top of my already distaste for summer, even the lake hasn't been enjoyable for me. I'll be glad when things cool off again -- even if it's just the 80s. Thank goodness our house is air conditioned! (although I'm scared to see what our electric bill will be for this month...)

We're setting record temperatures here in Michigan. Have you been experiencing a heat wave/drought too? 


  1. Yes, we are the same! Even if you're close to water, it feels more like a bath than a refreshing dip! Joining you from Friday Friend and Follow.

  2. The weather is awful! Having being born and raised in South Alabama, you'd think I would be used to these temps but, even in Maryland, I still find it TOO HOT!

    Stay cool!

    Stopping by and following you from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Have a great weekend!


  3. I live in Arizona so we have an extreme summer every year. I do know, from having grown up in Chicago, that the humidity is a monster when it heats up in that part of the country. Do your best to stay cool--this too shall pass :)

    I'm newly following from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop.


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