Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I've had enough...

... of this stinking, hot summer! I can't take another day of these sweltering temperatures and this ridiculously high humidity. It's just too much. It's making me grumpy, short tempered and lazy, and I'm not enjoying it one bit! The kids are tired and cranky, I don't feel like cooking anything, and the thought of doing any outdoor activity sends me running for cover!

Don't get me wrong, I do love the warm weather, and by the end of winter I am usually longing for balmy days and stormy nights. This summer though, is just unbearable. Seriously, who can honestly say summer is their favourite season?? It is currently 39 degrees (celsius) under my back pergola and I'm pretty sure it didn't get below 25 degrees last night. Who can sleep comfortably in that? Not me, and not my kids. Waking up sweating at 4am is a joke!

I'm ok if I don't have to leave the house, and I'm happy to potter around inside doing what needs to be done in the 24 degree sanctuary of my air conditioned home. That said though, I'm certainly not looking forward to my next power bill, and I get the eco-guilts every time I switch the damn thing on!

So join me in saying goodbye to summer. We've all had enough, and it's time for Autumn to poke it's head out and relieve us of our misery. I'm ready for cooler mornings, beautiful days and comfortable nights.

Come on Earth, get that rotation into gear and get us out of here!

1 comment:

  1. It's always summer here in the tropics, except for the week or two of winter we get each year. So, I know how you feel. Added to the heat, we have dreadful humidity here, so yesterday I was literally dripping with sweat just wiping down the benches! I always have the aircon at night to sleep, and try to hold out for as long as possible before putting it on during the day when it's just me at home.

    I find the heat is a good excuse to suck on lots of icy-poles!