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Friday, July 9, 2010

Is It Over Yet?


Lordy, it's hot our there... stinkin' hot. In fact, it's been stinkin' hot for way too much of this summer. I'm ready for it to be over... the heatwave... and maybe even the summer. Anyone else?

I wonder how much of my life I spend wishing away? I try not to. Truly. I'm trying to spend more time really feeling present... in the moment... and a whole lot of other new-age-y, touchy-feely crap... er, I mean terms. Yeah, that's what I meant.

Truth is? I'm pooped. I'm hot and pooped. I completely over-extended myself this summer. I've been walking about 50 miles a week (in the heat) to get ready for the Booby Walk in August (for which I'm so far behind in my fund raising effort, it's not even funny, but I still can't wait for it to get here, as I'll get to spend several days with one of my favorite people on the planet). Swim coaching, while loads of fun, is taking up more time than I expected. My mom's been in the hospital, and that's required running around like an idiot and a general disruption to the already-taxed routine. I'm trying to work and prepare for classes and I'm not being terribly effective at anything. And I simply can't work out a week for Ryan's and my annual camping vacation (though we've taken a short jaunt here and there). There's too much going on. Too many obligations. Too much heat. Too much just being tired.

And right about now, you, my wonderful bloggy friends (if I still have any wonderful bloggy friends, after being AWOL for-friggin'-ever!), are thinking, "Christ on a pogo stick! Quit yer bitchin', Diane! Weren't you the one complaining about how long and cold the winter was? Now you're whinging about how long and hot the summer is! Are you never happy?!"

It would seem I'm not, wouldn't it? Sigh. I am, though. You know that, right? There are good things happening. Ryan's ROCKING at the pool and her bulletin board is loaded with 1st place ribbons from this season. Those 50 miles a week I'm walking? Aren't even difficult anymore. I'll be ready for 60 miles in 3 days next month, no doubt! My work situation, which has been abysmal, is about to change for the better and it's likely I'll wind up with more work than I can handle very soon (no worries... you'll hear me whinging about that when it happens!).

So maybe I'm just hot. And not in that cool-everyone-wants-to-date-me way. In that damn-even-my-hair-is-sweating way.

So maybe if it just cools down, the world will be fabulous again. Right?

One can hope. 'Til then? I'm going to get some ice cream.

15 comments:

~jill said...

southern california has been experiencing one of the coolest summers on record and people are complaining about THAT. lol

I'm not, 85 is plenty warm for me.

Enjoy your ice cream!

slommler said...

Boy! Ice cream sounds good right now! Think I will go find some too! What can I say....it is hot!! But it is 100 times better than snow!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Brian Miller said...

ha. love that pic...it was 113 on the bank clock the other day and a solo cup melted in the cup holder in my car...its too hot...

blognut said...

Moses on a motorbike! Did you really just say, "Christ on a pogo stick?" I am rubbing off on you!

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

it is HOT!!...BUT I am so glad that so many good things are happening despite the heat!!!:) and so happy to see a blog from you!

Sam_I_am said...

that picture kinda made me want to cry a bit! :-) It cooled down a smidge up here today, so I'll encourage the cool streak (89*!) to travel south too!

Sometimes Sophia said...

I think the heat has fried my brain. (Plus many comings and goings of friends and family.) There's no cozy blogging routine when life is sending out an all-points bulletin 24/7. Kudos for the many miles you're walking. And for helping out all your little swim buddies.

Soda and Candy said...

Last winter we had snow for the first time in 20 years and now this is like the hottest summer since the 1930s or something. Thanks a lot global warming. I feel like I am that ice-cream van in your picture!

dianne said...

It's OK to complain about the heat of Summer Diane,no doubt I shall be doing that soon enough.
At the moment I am savouring the cool days of Winter, beautiful when the sun is shining and the cold nights when I can actually sleep with a blanket on my bed.
Much better than than those sweltering, humid nights of Summer, I wish Winter would last longer. xoxox ♡

SSP said...

yup it is hot all over...i left tucson (107 and humidity 4%) and am in Louisiana (92 and humidity 75%) and I can tell you which I prefer....yeah, I am hot...and not the "good" kind of hot. Pass the Bluebell! (ice cream)

nowimagrownup said...

As much as I love summer...and I do LOVE summer.... the humidity down here in south Alabama has been SWELTERING this year. It's been hot. Like, melt your face, soak your clothes, fry your hair hot.

Live More Now said...

Aahhhhh, hang in there! If I lived close to you I would be your walking buddy! I am so proud of all that walking! Great job. Hope you endure the heat. I retreat into my basement with popsicles and bad t.v. in the hottest part of the summer. I shouldn't admit it, but there it is.

Love you!

Blarney said...

I'm with you. Things have got to slow down before it really gets crazy around here.

Amy McMean said...

If you measured it all out I'm sure I have eaten OVER 1 TON of ice cream this summer. It's so dang hot!!

Alexisfauj said...

Moses on a motorbike! Did you really just say, "Christ on a pogo stick?" I am rubbing off on you!