Well stick a fork in me... because I am done.
Actually it kind of feels like someone jammed a fork in my ear and scrambled my brains up a bit, what with this unrelenting heat wave of a week we've had here.
So what better time to check in with you lovelies, than when I'm all sticky and grumpy, right??
Seriously, I am an Autumn girl to the core.
I really try to *pretend* to suffer through summer... without complaining much, but who are we kidding? I'm drained of all creative energy, want to flop around the house like a forgotten lump of porridge and get short tempered with the kids (who are just as crabby).
So yes, I do whine, complain and bemoan about this heat wave.
I've tried to spare you that giant dose of grumpy cakes, hence, my absence here! har har.
A few of our go-to 'coping mechanisms' for this season include:
Blending up crazy amount of our plucked strawberries into smoothies.
I'm totally plundering Ben's freezer stash for future 'jam' and making smoothies 24/7.
We also live off those pure fruit freezies. And while I'd gladly scoop out a bed in a tub of ice cream, it does appear that I am becoming lactose intolerant.. ho-hum.
That boy... and his big sis, love the water. We finally took them to a nearby beach this week.. and they loved it too. Normally we just soak around in the kiddie pool here... or the tub when it's too stifling outside.
Lastly, we live like vampires.
All day the curtains are drawn, windows sealed tight.. so it's at least a warm 28 C/85 F in here.
I wish the night's were cooler lately... that's when we fling open all the windows to catch a lick of fresh air after being sealed in with babies and cat litter all day.
So yes, we have air conditioners in our bedrooms - thank God. Hence, my bedtime is averaging between 8:30-9pm because I'm just a crazy party animal.
I really do miss being a productive person.
I miss my creative projects, my artistic outlets... my desire for any of those things.
Once this heat wave passes I may have a fighting chance again.
For now, I remain a depleted mess of laziness - with a sweaty nose.
How's the summer treating you friends?