heat wave

hot summer morning II

I don’t avoid air conditioning just because I am stingy (I am.)  But also because I don’t often hear people reminiscing about days spent inside comfortably cool, but I remember from my a/c-less childhood setting bowls of ice in front of window fans, sitting on the dark, cool basement steps, putting my pillowcases in the freezer, the shade and garden hoses and sleeping in the quiet of the front porch.  That is summer.

And, yes, I have totally caved and am delighted (delighted.) to have central air on this long string of sticky, sticky days.  But I am trying to keep them as sticky as I can while keeping us sane and reasonably happy (if pleasantly uncomfortable).  Because this is what I want to remember: sweaty farmer’s market runs followed by long cold baths with peppermint soap, Reed running around with just his diaper, the whir of fans, the darkness of the house, sleeping over the sheets, escapes to the icy library, and cherries fresh and cold in the fridge.

Happy heat wave,

Lindsey

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s