IF IT WASN’T SO HOT TODAY, I COULD GO SHOPPING
June 28 – 108°
June 29 – 106°
June 30 – 104°?
Who knows where the mercury will stop rising today! Hopefully it will keep decreasing in daily two degree increments … which would mean that by the Fourth it should be back to normal sweltering heat. This morning Mlle. Renee woke me up at 5:30 so she could make her morning rounds. She’s not dumb. At 5:30 the skies were overcast and the potential for rain was at hand. It was also comfortably cool. If I wasn’t half asleep, I would have taken her for the walk we’ve missed for the past several days. But following her example, I ran back into the house and jumped in bed in hope of a few more cool winks. I told you she was a smart dog. A little before eight I heard the AC turn itself on meaning the internal house temp was approaching or had exceeded 85° and the gentle rains had bypassed us again.
Then I went outside to face the sun and heat and fill the now empty the water bowl with cool water for all my feathered friends.
I also wondered if extremely hot weather killed ants, since their graveyards along the walks in the yard were growing increasingly large by the gazillion this week.
After I download this morning’s photo load from the camera, I noticed the honeybee in the graveyard. Don’t know if he was paying a condolence call for a friend or looking for ant honey.
For most of the week my wardrobe has consisted of plain white tees (cue iPod) and cotton shorts. I think I’m getting ready for a change of pace in my wardrobe. If it wasn’t so hot, I go shopping. Also nixing that plan was the recent announcement by the local media grabbing tele-evangelist that he would be transporting his unwashed and homeless from his tent city to the Galleria where they could enjoy the air conditioning while blocking the mall traffic in the guise of applying for jobs. You would think that instead of buying up multiple TV stations, he could use the money to find indoor shelter for his homeless. You could say he’s just caring for his flock, but his past media ploys included serving reindeer dinners at Christmas and rabbit stew at Easter … as long as TV cameras were present.
So maybe I’ll just limit my window shopping to the internet. So far, I’ve seen several interest T-shirts on-line. How’s this one for the Fourth Of July?
I thought Mlle. Renee might like this one …
But she said, “Too, cute!”
So I said, “How about this one if it cools off and I can go to the zoo?”
“Sorry, we don’t do meerkats and besides the only four-footed friends allowed are the ones behind bars.”
So, I guess we’ll just take a nap … or two.