Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russel Baker

My mom told me that when my grandmother was young, in the mid-1920s, she came to do modeling work in the summer in St. Louis. Obviously, there was no air conditioning so she used to put all of her sheets in a tub of cold water and then wrap herself in them to sleep.

This was the temperature on my back porch at 10:30 p.m. last night.

Oof, it is hot. I'm seriously considering wrapping myself in wet sheets!

I'm used to hot weather having grown up in Florida. Even hotter than my hometown, Sarasota, was the Fort Myers/Naples area where I lived for seven years. I clearly remember July days where the asphalt was actually squishing underneath my flip flops in the Target parking lot.

It's not to say St. Louis is any hotter than that but it still amazes me that six months ago there was snow on the ground. Now it's just as hot as an area of Florida that never sees those cold temperatures.

So that's my plan - sheets, cool water and a snugly Beagle.


Angie said...

i didn't know you used to live in naples! i went there every year to visit my grandparents who had a condo at Wilderness Country Club. How I LOVED going to Laudermilk park and eating at the Tin something! Oh and Naples bath and tennis club? I think we used to go there too. And Jungle Larrys! You could hear the lions roaring in the morning. I LOVED going there!

Mrs. Fabulous said...

Isn't this weather sweltering? I feel like I can't breath!

I love that thermometer! I need one like it for my back porch!

Lipstick said...

I think that is really cool about the wet sheets! I'm about ready for that too...

TMI warning...I spritz cold water on the inside of my bra before I put it on in the mornings because I am hot from getting ready. Very refreshing when you are just burning up.

CRICKET said...

I am with you on the wet sheets, although my Bullie is too hot to sleep with.

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