Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Did I mention I’m not huge a fan of summers in Southeast Texas? This kind of heat, with high humidity, is relentless and gets very old, very fast. You walk 20 feet to the mailbox and come back with sweat running down your neck. Family gatherings cannot be enjoyed outdoors. The A/C runs 24/7, wide open. The heaviness of the air drains you, physically and emotionally.

On the other hand, there are things about summertime that I totally adore. A fresh tomato sandwich makes any day quite bearable.

I’m just curious. How hot does it get in your neck of the woods? Please tell me I’m not alone in my misery.



  1. I think you are lucky we are in a very cold winter well it's cold for Sydney we get up to 40c in summer but it's about 3c at the moment in my house and I'm not enjoying it.

  2. Oh Dayle, I would NOT like Texas summers. Lived 12 years in Arizona and that cured me of hot weather for life! I never complain about the cold and probably never will, ever again. Here, in the northeast, it gets into the 90s and that's hot enough cuz the humidity is horrid. I don't spend a lot of time outdoors, dining or anything, due to mosquitos and the heat.

    Good luck, honey. Before we know it, fall will be here! Susan

  3. Boy, can I relate!
    20 years ago today, Phoenix recorded an official high of 122-degrees! Thankfully, it was only 112 today ... very little humidity.
    All the same, I'd like to choke (lol) whoever penned the lyrics: "Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer"!

  4. When it gets up to 90 here in Wisconsin it is VERY HOT. We live by the lake so it is VERY HUMID and it is miserable. I can take the heat as long as there is a good breeze but the humidity does me in. xo Diana

  5. LOL. It's raining and in the 60's here in Seattle. If you need to cool off, you should pay us a visit.

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    1. Ironically, we have been talking about flying to Seattle to take in a Mariners game. You make it sound very inviting. :)

  6. I hate to answer this now because yesterday and today it's only in the 80's. (Ethan and his teammates were actually cold after swimming their heats last night at the pool.) Right now at 7:15 in the morning, my thermometer is reading 57 degrees! That is so not normal, but it's what we're getting this June. I think the Lord is being merciful to Rebekah who is due any day now. ;) Normally we get in the 90's to 100's and stay there all summer long.

  7. Well, we hit about 90 yesterday which made me turn the air on finally around 3:00. It gets up at times into the low 100's, but we usually hover around in the 90's in the summertime. Honestly to tell you the truth unless it is mid afternoon, or we are in a heat wave, it is gorgeous here in my part of So. California. We have no humidity. There is almost always a breeze of some sort, and the beach can always be counted on as a PERFECT place for weather. When Melody was 15 her travel team made the Nationals in Texas in August. We all about melted away. Sooo hot and humid. I had never felt humidity like that. Don't know if I could do it, but then I guess maybe you get used to it. No, So Calif can't have it's weather beat, but then that's probably why we deal with thousands and thousands of people, and traffic where ever you go.... ; / Enjoy your day!

  8. Well, having grown up in San Antonio, I can certainly relate. But, now living in the northwest, there is a different problem. We are not even certain the sun really exists! (But, like Puddleglum, we will believe it does....)We call this month June-uary....it is still raining and cool here - nice for sleepin', but not so good for getting the garden in. On the flip side, we frequently get summer thru the month of October!
    Enjoy those delicious tomatoes!

  9. Do NOT feel bad.... I'm sure we will be right there any time now.... but meanwhile.... (here in N. Florida) we're breaking out the canoes!!! :) I'm sure you are glad that you took that vacation earlier this year!! The Sunshine State could use a little Sunshine right about now!! LOL..... We get plenty of that "Humidity" and "Heat" here !! HOWEVER... I'm with you on the fresh veggies!!! YUMMY!!!!! Try to stay cool.....

  10. Sorry, I can't add to the topic.
    Pacific Northwest is still having our Spring weather and sometimes Winter weather. We call it Juneary.

  11. Here in the great state of Tennessee, we are having a cool spell it is 84 at this time .
    this weekend will be in triple digits they are saying. It was so cool the past two mornings at 6 am I didnt have coffee out on our porch .
    We are in need of rain bad !!

  12. Dayle,
    We've just come to the end of an eleven day heat wave and I can only say I'm looking forward to some 85 degree days with less humidity! I love summer but fall is really my favorite time of year. I loved your post about your great niece's shop and would love to live close by so I could shop it all the time. I wish her all the best with her new endeavor. Sugar Plum is getting more adorable all the time.



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