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ginger ale, split (or spit) three ways

Seriously? It's hot. Who knew sitting at my computer could cause me to sweat profusely. My husband, who spends all day at an air-conditioned tractor dealership, likes to remind me to "embrace the heat", and tells me that I'm sweating off calories just by doing nothing.

Give me a break.

At night, we sleep with a fan the size of something you'd see in a cattle barn blowing across our sticky selves. 

When people want to visit, I have to warn them, "we don't have air conditioning", like some contagious plague that's on our house.

And yet, we survive. Smoothies and spontaneous trips for something icy cold. The banning of all sweat-inducing chores. Sun tea and cold bean salads. Ginger ale on ice, split three ways.

Hope you are staying cool and "embracing" whatever life may be giving you today, as well.

ginger ale, split (or spit) three ways

Seriously? It's hot. Who knew sitting at my computer could cause me to sweat profusely. My husband, who spends all day at an air-conditioned tractor dealership, likes to remind me to "embrace the heat", and tells me that I'm sweating off calories just by doing nothing.

Give me a break.

At night, we sleep with a fan the size of something you'd see in a cattle barn blowing across our sticky selves. 

When people want to visit, I have to warn them, "we don't have air conditioning", like some contagious plague that's on our house.

And yet, we survive. Smoothies and spontaneous trips for something icy cold. The banning of all sweat-inducing chores. Sun tea and cold bean salads. Ginger ale on ice, split three ways.

Hope you are staying cool and "embracing" whatever life may be giving you today, as well.

23 comments on “chill”

  1. Today life is giving me a nearly eight-year-old boy that is constantly hungry and an eight-week-old baby that doesn’t want to be “slung” or put down. And the toddler? He’s being surprisingly calm. This, I can embrace! (:

  2. Isn’t it awful?! I broke out in a sweat walking the 20 feet to the mailbox! We leave for the DE beach in a few days and I am hoping that it’s cooler there!

  3. I’m so so sorry, it’s so hot out there right now. I remember at one particularly sweaty summer camp (where you’re AC-less by choice, right?) one of the first things we did was make and decorate our own fan. That fan was our constant companion for the next week or two. And there was lots of swimming and popsicles and whatnot.

  4. I’m staying with my daughter in Alabama right now, and her baby is two weeks old today. We woke up this morning to NO AIR and wowie! It’s HOTTTTTtttttt! (98)

    I had no air in MI for years and years and finally got it about ten years ago, what a nice thing to have, but let me tell you it sometimes makes me feel wimpy!

    Today, around here, the blinds are drawn, the fans are blowing (a pleasant sound, really!) and we are not doing any chores that would cause sweat or the house to heat up…and I’m thinking real hard of what we can have that’s cool for dinner!

    I’m thinking lunch will be some of that nice sherbet I saw in the freezer…heh!XOXOJoni

  5. Oh, I’m a wuss. I’m so grateful for air conditioning and dry Denver air that cools of at night so we can have all the windows open, even if it was in the 90s during the day.

  6. We didn’t used to have air & our old house had no cross ventilation to speak of. It was AWFUL! We barely use the a/c here in the country…we open the windows at night & the a/c might come on at about 4 or 5 pm for a couple of hours.

  7. Do you care to hear that I’m jealous? (exiled Texan missing the heat…) Love that sitting still in super heat with a really icy glass of iced tea (sweet) when the cold glass is almost too cold to hold onto. A friend taught me a long time ago to touch the cold glass to the inside of my wrist to cool down. Sigh…

  8. Going for spontaneous rides for something icy cold is great but I don’t envy you without air conditioning. We were fortunate to have moved into a house that already had it. I’m wishing you a very frosty week!

  9. Now I feel like a whiner; our a/c is struggling but it’s better than nothing. Our temp today was 101, simply scorching, but tomorrow is supposed to be 10 degrees cooler. Hoping our a/c doesn’t die, but I will try and stop the complaining thanks to your inspiration!

  10. We have a pretty hot apartment. Ways we cope… my daughter and I took a bowl of water with sponges, washcloths, etc. outside and cooled off with a water fight. We also take showers at night and sit in front a fan with wet hair… ahhhh! 🙂

  11. I grew up in S. Florida, where my dad would set the a.c. to come on when the house got OVER 84 degrees (he still does).

    I am glad to live in the Seattle area now. We had a cool wet spring and our high so far is 74 degrees. My beans and tomatoes may not get ripe this year, but it’s sure been nice for walks and having the house open!

  12. haha! it’s the same at our house. the industrial, giant, (dangerous, in my opinion) fan, the warnings to potential guests, the treats ….minus the spontaneous trips because we can’t leave the house currently. but we are counting down the days until the cast comes off (july 6!), and then we will be joining you in the spontaneous trips either TO someplace cool, or FOR something cool!

  13. Had to giggle about your hubby’s response. That’s the same one my hubby gave last year. This year we finally have a/c (set at 80) because hubby’s elderly aunt came to live with us. A little upside to upsizing.

  14. Growing up we didn’t have an air conditioner and I remember those days. Laying in bed as a kid, arms and legs all spread out so nothing touches nothing. Getting ice cubes and rubbing them on our heads, neck and such. Didn’t take long for them to disappear among the already damp shirt. Even a damp towel put in the freezer then later pulled out and wear it.Our homemade air conditioner..LOL

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