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Friday, July 19, 2013

Chillin' At Home












Today not even the air conditioning is sufficient. I've got a fan moving fast enough to make my hair look like I'm hunkering down during a Midwestern twister.

The humidity is an added bonus. It makes the air feel so thick and heavy that you can almost do the breaststroke through it. All in all, not one of our more pleasant days. But, hey, that's the way summer rolls in Missouri, whether we like it or not.

Of course, the whiny side of me is a bit cranky about the whole thing. It would be lovely to have sun, dry air, and 80 degrees for the weekend. But my practical side points out that it could be worse. Try being pregnant in this heat. I noticed only this morning that the perky little weather girl on Channel 5 is about 3 years pregnant (by the way, have you noticed that women these days wear form-fitting clothes that showcase their baby bump? I used to wear a tent-top to hide mine). But I digress...the girl looks like she could go into labor any second. It makes me wonder what would happen if her water breaks on air. Whoops...predicting a 100% chance of isolated showers.

Anyway I wish her well. Anyone as pregnant as she is who can get up at 4 a.m., travel in sweltering heat and stand in front of a fake map of Missouri while wearing Spandex and heels deserves a medal. Guess I better count my blessings and chill.

Move over, Indy and Bogey. I'm turning up the fan...

11 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We are having 80 degree days here (virtually a phenomenon) and were considering the novel concept of buying a fan.
Yes, I noticed that about pregnant women these days, a lot like to wear little tops with all their tummy out on show - not a look I would have gone for either.
Lynne x

Molly The Wally said...

Stay cool. Today it is cooler here and we can go out to the park. Bonus. But next week it is going to get hotter. Yikes. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

It has been Hotter than Blue Blazes here also... right now we hear THUNDER and that means it will cool down some... We would rather have SWEAT Pouring than SHOVEL Snow... Wouldn't You????

Sioux said...

It HAS been unpleasant lately. But then, I hide for most of the summer--the AC on and the curtains closed...

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Too hot here too. And too many bugs outside . They r like a magnet to mommy.

Cozy in Texas said...

Yes, I remember the tent days well. Apparently the new style is to have your belly button outlined through your clothes!!!
We just had some rain (unusual for July here in Texas) it means the humidity onslaught will be with us as soon as the sun comes out.
Ann

Donna Volkenannt said...

I'm with you, Pat. The heat and humidity have been oppressive.

The weather girl is a brave one. I was very pregnant during the summer with each of my children, who were both born in the fall, and wore loose fitting clothes. I was happy to shed those tents after my babies were born.

Ryker said...

Even we are having a hot one up here in Alaska. Wouldn't you know I would be reseeding the backyard and praying for rain! Ha ha

Linda O'Connell said...

Ha-ha I laughed out loud at this. I agree it was hotter than ever. But I'll take heat over cold anyday. Oh yes, those preggos display it all these days.

Tammy said...

Hee hee...well said, all of it!

Ludo van Doggy said...

BOL hope it cools down soon!
~Lickies, Ludo