When the clerk at Safeway asked me that, I knew I was officially cranky.
Because I wanted to punch him in the nose.
After running around doing errands all morning in the heat, I'm hot and witchy with a b. Yes, I've tried telling myself that I'm lucky to have an air-conditioned car. That I'm lucky to have electricity at home.
That I'm not in Colorado dealing with wildfires or a farmer in the Midwest dealing with drought.
I know I'm lucky that I don't live in a third world country with not only no A/C but also no running water.
And I know he was just trying to be friendly.
But I still wanted to punch him.
I didn't, though--which I'm sure you'll all be glad to hear! You wouldn't want to be reading the blog of a raving mad woman, now would you? I just smiled and said, "Wow, sure is. How about you?"
Maybe he wanted to punch me in the nose too. It's making us all irritable around here, and there's no end in sight. Tomorrow is supposed to be another record-breaking day.
I told my son who is in Afghanistan that I felt guilty complaining about 105 degrees with 115 heat indexes when he's dealing with 120 degrees. His answer--"yeah, but at least it's not humid." :-)
Because we all know it's not the heat ... it's the humidity. And boy, does it get humid in Northern Virginia! When we first moved here almost 10 years ago people told me I'd get used to it. Either they lied, or my body just refuses to accept the fact that it's not in the moderate Pacific Northwest or Bay Area anymore!
So another weekend will go by without doing all the things I need/want to do outside. Like weeding the garden ... sprucing up the plant containers ... sanding furniture ... finishing cleaning up the storm debris ... sipping a Mojito on the deck ...
Oh well, it's not like I don't have plenty to keep me busy inside. And I really do appreciate how lucky I am, I do.
So I'm going to try to slap my cranky self around and have a good weekend. Maybe go to a nice, air-conditioned movie.
What are your plans? I hope you all have a great weekend, and if you're living in heat-wave country you stay cool and happy!