I can see that “Murphy” failed to keep you all entertained while I was gone. I tell you, that bird cannot be trusted. But then he’s Irish.
What was I thinking?
Well, how’s your summer been thus far? It seems that we are on the homestretch and I am seeing ads for Back to School supplies, so school is just around the corner or has it started already?
How has my summer been, you ask?
As in Phoenix, Arizona hot!
Yes, the hubby and I high-tailed it over to the Valley of the Sun to visit our son and daughter-in-law and other family members. And of course, the many friends that we had made from years spent living in the area.
Yep, I was a Phoenician. I cannot tell you how happy I am to use the word “was”. Don’t get me wrong. I really miss my kids, family and friends. Besides, Phoenix is a cool place to live, although I am not talking about the temperature.
Good grief, is it ever hot!
Oh, I already mentioned that, didn’t I?
Apparently, some like it hot. As in, most of the 4 million plus residents that live in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Umm, can I just say that I don’t miss it? The heat! It is unbearable. How did I do it? How did I live there for almost twenty years?
Well, I cooked right up like a short order of fried eggs on a Phoenician sidewalk.
(Bad one, wasn’t it? Sorry about that.)
It sure wasn’t pretty, let me tell ya.
They say…you know, all the advertisements that tell you to come to this desert oasis…that it’s a dry heat.
Don’t believe a single word they say.
They’re all liars!
Okay, granted, in the beginning of summer, if the outside temperature reaches 105, because of the low humidity, it feels like maybe, 95. And with a light breeze, you might swear you feel a bit of coolness in the air. But that’s from sweat, or should I say perspiration drying on your skin.
So the cool air actually is like a mirage. It is a figment of your imagination.
See, it’s a lie.
Cause some like it hot.
And just wait until the monsoon season. Ha! It’s even worse. That’s when the temperature stays in the 110’s and the humidity rises. Big thunderclouds blow into the valley causing gale force winds, shutting the airport down, trees to tumble, torrential rains and floods.
You’ve heard of a Haboob, right?
Yay me! I so do not like the heat.
I am now back in southern California, ready to get back to my normal routine.
Whatever that means.
Is there such a thing as normal?
Yes, some like it hot. Me? Not so much.
So what do you think? Take any vacations this summer? Take time for a little R & R? A day trip perhaps? How well do you do with the heat? How has the weather been in your neck of the woods? Polar Vortex anyone? After Phoenix, I’m ready for it!
Cheers everyone! And as always, thank you so much for all your support and wonderful comments!