This week has been a hot one. It’s been in the nineties, which I would say is fairly unusual for June in this part of Ohio. Apparently it’s going to be one of those summers. Usually I like to have the windows open to enjoy the breeze and my neighbor’s yapping dog. However, we have air conditioning, and even though I am generally unenthusiastic about fake air, we’ve needed it this week. After turning the house into a little sauna on Monday with two crockpots going and a few burners on the stove, I knew something would have to change. Plus I was hearing even higher temps for the rest of the week. So, I decided to close the windows and turn on the A/C. Even though it is now 15-20 degrees cooler in the house, it still feels warm and I am so sluggish. Also, I feel trapped in here. All week I’ve just been wandering from one thing to the next, not really feeling like doing anything. I think I know why businesses keep their offices so cold. When you are already cold, you keep moving to warm up. But when you are warm, you just want to lie down for a nap. Or at least I do.
I know I’ve got stuff to do to get ready for the show this weekend, but it’s been a challenge to get motivated. In the past summer has been a serious slow-down for me. The heat does not inspire you to turn on the stove for dyeing or sit with a pile of wool on your lap. I need to find some splashy activities to do outside. Suggestions?
Question: How does the weather affect you? Do you change your activities based on the season? Do you find that heat drains your enthusiasm? What do you do in the summer?