I REALLY needed to get a new attitude this morning. Another sleepless night with no AC – 85 and humid in the house. I actually took a quilt out into the yard around midnight to see if I could get to sleep out there. What I got was bug bites – I was the midnight buffet. Anyway, as soon as the sun came up I gave up trying to sleep and started wandering around the house, feeling sorry for myself. Honestly, could I possibly GET any more shallow and self-absorbed? One of my best friends is at the Mayo Clinic getting treatment for a rare and debilitating disease and I’m whining because it’s a little warm in the house? Yeesh!
So here’s my plan for the day. I’m going to pretend this is normal. I didn’t grow up with air conditioning, so it’s certainly not essential for life. I can get everything done I need to do today, I’ll just have to pace myself and plan well. The oven is on now, but as soon as I finish making a yummy breakfast for the guys I will not turn it on again today. There’s a pork roast in the crockpot for supper, and salad or sandwiches will be perfect for lunch. I’ll wash the laundry and hang it on the line to dry. During the heat of the day I’ll run errands in pleasantly air-conditioned stores, picking up a couple more box fans along the way. This evening we’ll pull out the ice cream freezer and make homemade ice cream. I’ll clean the house as I go, and if I don’t get the whole thing cleaned today there’s always tomorrow.
Now if I can just get the dog to stop lying in front of the non-functioning register giving me pitiful looks I’ll be in business.