Monday, August 1, 2011

The Happy About the Heat

I am sure that we are all Sick to Death about all this talk of the heat. Yes: we know we are setting records. Yes: we know it hasn't been this bad in central Texas since the 1950s and we are closing in on that record quickly. But let's just embrace it for a bit and see where it takes us.

I find myself taking pictures of landscaping that is actually thriving this summer. I have a bit o' fear that my backyard may end up looking like the parking lot islands at the mall. Or the parking lot itself, since it does not require watering.

One activity that always blows fresh breezes through the soul?

Weekends away with precious friends! We found a town built around a lake and enjoyed cool conversation for two days. We had a balcony that framed the sunset over the water, and enjoyed the breezes blowing by the shady side of our hotel. (If only we'd taken pictures of that instead of having a stranger snap parking lot shots as we stopped for iced drinks on the way home.)
Even my backyard critters are learning to hang out and cool off in unnaturally flat positions.

Hmmm. Anything else going on? Well, I thinkImayhaveaccidentallyhadadate. I wasn't paying attention to the lunch invitation; I just jumped up and went. And that is a I am saying about that.

Fall is somewhere on that shimmering horizon. Hold on to that thought.


Dawn said...

I don't think you are allowed to drop a bombshell like that (even if you tried to pass it off as a run-on sentence!) and not give your faithful readers at least a little more details! Guess I'm really, really going to have to stop by your new office for a visit now. One day next week??? Let me know how your schedule looks!

Sarah said...

An accidental almost date! Can't wait to hear more!

Anonymous said...

Wish I could find rolling man on the floor icon we used to enjoy on our IM's! It would be insert here!!! right after the "runonsentence"!!!!
:) CMIL ~A