The USA is really taking the heat. Only this time literally. We have heat advisories again for today, and thunderstorms predicted for perhaps tomorrow. Until then I am staying in again, my children are encouraged to take it easy…Read, watch a film, anything but get overheated outside.
And we put up the mister we bought. I had no idea it would be so useful. My husband rigged it up on the deck, through the lattice. It is pleasant to just go over to it and stand a bit, but it is relief for our dog, as well. He seems to be going through a second molt of fur in this heat. The mister goes through the day and we shut it off at night.
nighttime. That brings me back to the topic of insects. There is a plethora of insect life that has thrived in the heat and moisture that are the conditions in Ohio presently. It seems the year of the beetle. Not only the plague of Japanese beetles which have skeletonized many of my tree’s leaves, but at night and under every moist thing are black beetles. I think they are called click beetles, but I am not sure. What is known is that they have proliferated and I hate them. I don’t hate them as much as cockroaches ( which we are blissfully free from out here in the country) or ticks (which we are not free from), but with all the shivered disgust that I can muster.
This is turning into complaints isn’t it? Sorry, I am not overwrought, actually, and wouldn’t want to give that impression. This too shall pass…. It is but one season and will be weathered tee hee.
What sort of things do you and your family do in the heat?
We like to grill our evening meal, keeps some of the heat out of the kitchen. Splashing in the pool provides some relief.
Even though it is very humid, I like to line-dry the clothes in this weather. It saves on electricity and is a pleasant chore. I love the smell of clothes that have dried outside, and even like the view of them hanging on the line. It just speaks of a homely simple life. Home arts.
Making a home is an art, it was something that I discovered took quite a bit of skill when I first married. There is so much to know about the subject we used to label Home Economics. I took a college course in that as a lark, it turned out to be the hardest and most valuable academic course I chose to take. I still refer to the old course book every once in a blue moon. I had no idea, at the time, that it was a science.
Well, enough rambling for today. Remember to drink plenty of water if you are in a hot place. Perhaps find peace in your garden.. Under some shade.
Tags: heat, homemaking