Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's Too Hot!

It's too hot. Here in Dallas today it's supposed to reach 110 degrees. The poor squirrels feeding on my porch don't even want to move after their meal. They lay around like lazy dogs. My plants have died outside, no matter how much I water them and my brain is slowly melting away. Oddly, my cats still think I should brave the sweltering summer to take them out on their patio each day so they can nap in the afternoon.

We've had over thirty days of triple digit heat. There have been twelve heat-related deaths during this heat wave. A police dog even died locked up in a police car; her handler forgot to put her in her kennel. Worse yet, there are no charges against the officer. There is no rain in the forecast. And I am having a hard time blogging or writing these days. My poor apartment A/C can only do so much in the high humidity and I think I've invested half my life savings in popsicles in the past two weeks. I'm getting a lot of reading done, though, hanging out in bed in a tank top and shorts under the fan. My cats are loving it. They hate getting out of bed.

If I could have just one day of rain, I think my brain could cool off and I could write. I have a couple of short stories I'm working on right now and a novel to get started on. Wish me luck ... Hope my keyboard doesn't melt.

Happy writing and happy reading to all!


Laurie said...

Hi Nora, Hang in there!! I live in East Texas (near Tyler) and agree with you....the heat this year is just awful. I feel like your little squirrel. I'm just hoping we make it through August. Wishing you all the very best. I'm visiting from Shahs Weekend Creative Blog Hop.
Laurie's Thoughts & Reviews

Nora B. Peevy said...

Hi Laurie,

I recognized you from the hop. Having to do my hopping today, yet.

It is hot, isn't it? They teased us with possible rain in the forecast in the future, undetermined. Mean weather people. LOL