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Stinking hot days

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Its been a stinking hot 2 days here in what used to be Cold And Wet George which suited me just fine...Now called Cozy And Warm (CAW being our car registration) and this heat no longer suits me at all.
Yesterday was 38C (100.4F) and today is 34C (93.2F). Last night I could barely sleep. In the end I literally got up in my pj's and climbed into the shower. From there, I got out the shower, dripping wet and walked back to my bedroom, dripping water all the way and flopped into bed feeling utterly jealous of my dh who was fast asleep under a blanket. He does not feel the heat, its the cold that gets him. I somehow managed to finally doze off but tossed and turned all night and woke up feeling like I have arthritis....ridiculous.
Then today was hot again, but had to go out to pay a certain account which wouldn't wait. Worse luck, the only appointment I could get was at 13.00 the hottest part of the day to be out and my car no longer has aircon. Got my business concluded and account paid up and then walked all the way back to my car from the only parking I could find...nearly 2 blocks away, trying to appreciate the forced exercise, but not quite managing to be happy about it at all....worse luck, once at my car I discovered that my car keys were not in my bag.
So another trek back to the office to find that they fell out my bag under the chair....at least they were not missing, I was thankful for that. These things happen to me when my brain gets overheated.
Then as if it couldnt get worse, once I got home at 14.30 , insert my key in the lock of the gate and it snaps off...after a grueling time out in the heat...thats all I needed. I got back into my car and fled across to the nearest coffee shop so I could wait inside where the aircons were working, while trying to find someone from the family that was nearby enough to bring my a hacksaw to cut the chain off so I could get indoors. I felt like a poor pathetic person by that stage.

After putting away the frozen foods I flopped into an ice cold bath....but still feel sickly.
You know me and heat...we're just not friends.

At least my day ended well, I got home to this email from your son which delighted me no end.
"Well well well....You are a talented seamstress. Your talents are practical and look...they're paying off...nice one mum...we will organize you a new sowing machine as soon as we can."
So thats something I REALLY am looking forward to.

Good news is.....I ate well. No junk, no sweets, no nothing that was harmful to me despite my awful over heating experience.

I was speaking to my friends father today, a gentleman in his late 70's and he was saying that people don't really understand when you say that you get ill from the heat. They think you mean, you simply dont like the heat. But he, like myself and my sister, get physically ill. We end up throwing up and my sister has ended up in hospital due to overheating.

Before I go, I must tell you what a clot (in a n ice way) I was today. My friend called me to say that she found "perfect" material for me to make some pants for myself and she has had the material store where she is taking sewing lessons, keep the material aside for me. When I arrived to look at the material, I saw her first looking hot, bothered and down because of her struggling with the sewing concept. But when she saw me, her eyes lit up and she told her sewing instructor who I was and what I was doing there and begged off a few minutes to cool down and show me the material. Now, the material is merely ok. Its not awful and I like the colors, but the pattern is a bit "not really me" however my friend was so animated and so excited at having got it right this time, that I didn't have the heart to disappoint her. So now I am the proud owner of "ok material" for pants I will make and will wear out to lunch with her one day soon. Oh my goodness me.
I cheered myself up by buying some more material from their sales rack that I truly did love.
So whats left of this week and next week I will be a sewing slave once more.

Tomorrow we are expecting some rain and I hope it cools our part of the world down. Also another trip to the vet for what is hopefully Jewels last injection for the mange she had when she came to me.
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    I hate the heat and I get sick too. I had to do yard work yesterday and by the time I was finished it was at least 80. Not too bad, but for still being "winter" it's too hot for me.

    I hope you are able to get the cool rain you need. If you have a fan near your bed you can spray cool water on your face and neck and run the fan on you. You might be able to sleep a little better.

    1782 days ago
    Same with me! If I get too hot, I get nauseous. Some think that I am lazy with the yard work and the garden, but I just can't handle it. Winter can be just as difficult for me. The cold air takes my breath away, so back indoors for me. Spring and Fall are just too brief for me to get much done.

    1784 days ago
    There is just no happy medium , is there?

    Sorry your night and day were so bad.

    emoticon Mary
    1784 days ago
    I got to play in snow today, for the first time in several years.
    1785 days ago
    The heat does me in too just as much as the cold does. Good job on the eating emoticon emoticon
    1785 days ago
    oh I love the heat -- sorry for you though ---do you not have the pool --- great exercise and a cool down..
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    glad you got some material you love ...

    emoticon those heat waves
    1785 days ago
    I feel your pain and discomfort. Stay Cool. Would love to send you some of my snow as well.

    1785 days ago
    hope you get relief soon..... emoticon
    1785 days ago
    You are such fun to have as a sister. I sure wish we lived closer so I could visit.
    But this is how I visit now...in the new system I'll get to hug you.

    "You know me and heat...we're just not friends." These words of yours ring so true with me. That's why I left the interior of BC (Canada) and moved to the coast. But quess what...the valley we moved to gets just as hot as where I came from in the summers. emoticon
    So happy to hear about your sewing venture...sounds promising. emoticon

    Take care, enjoy your showers, and hope it cools down some for you.

    1785 days ago
    I am currently complaining in my blog about snow and cold... emoticon
    Extremes are extreme no matter what they are. I do prefer hot temps to cold temps, but 100 degrees is pretty unbearable. I wish I could send you a smidgen of our snow and you could send me a smidgen of the heat.

    Glad you stayed true to your healthy eating. I have to say being snowed in has me eating much more than normal. Be careful riding out the heatwave.. remember to drink lots of water.
    1785 days ago
    & u seem like you're feeling better too. Even in the heat.
    1785 days ago
    I completely understand, I can't stand the heat of summer and am not looking forward to it! I love the cooler weather which is why I don't mind living in rainy northwest america. The rain can get to my depression at times, but this year hasn't been too bad. Take care of yourself and know I am thinking of you today.
    1785 days ago
    I suppose the heat by you is just as burdensome as the cold by us here in the States. Stay cool!
    1785 days ago
  • GINA180847
    Yes, I agree that kind of heat is hard to bear. In northern Canada the bitter cold is difficult so we search for nice and in between. Baha has been too cool this year strangely and the locals are really suffering. It is between 10 and 20 celsius for a while but it will soon get warmer. I want out of here before it gets to 30.
    1785 days ago
    I can so relate to your heat dilemma, I remember the feeling from when I lived in Durban. Now I am here at 2 C and waiting for it to warm up! lol!
    1785 days ago
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