The heat wave has trapped us indoors this week. I've taken to pulling the heavy drapes over the windows to block any sizzling rays. No lightbulb stays on longer than necessary.
True confession: I even wear my thin cotton nightgown all day at home.
Yes, we do have air conditioning--a 2 year old unit, to be exact. It just can't keep up with the humidity.
I've played umpteen rounds of "Zobomafoo Board Game" and let my son watch four TV shows in a row.
In a row!
We haven't had a cooked meal in two or three days. In a true show of lazy housekeeping, I am spinning my clothes in the dryer instead of hanging them outside...because it's just too hot to walk outside.
Okay, okay, enough whining.
I have a little brother in Iraq who can--and does--one up me with his weather every time we talk. Thank goodness he and all our service people are strong enough to do their jobs so that I, like every other American, have the freedom to sit at home and complain.