Month: July 2015

Our Generation Way to Grow Set (or, The Gnome Set)

Summer. In my little area of the world, it’s always a gamble trying to guess when things will go from “hot” to “absolutely unbearable”.  We have crossed that line within the past week.  I have cardiovascular problems and ever since I had my heart attacks, I start having real issues whenever the weather hits the triple digits.  I realize everyone gets uncomfortable in the heat, but I get sapped of strength and energy pretty fast and if I don’t watch it, I’ll be bedridden for the next several days.  If I don’t have to be at work or at the clinic, the hours of noon until around four are spent inside usually curled up with a good book, with the air conditioner on blast and the outside soundtrack of cicadas on an endless loop.  I do have to say, there is something to the concept of an afternoon siesta. My husband, Forehead, was out of town for the weekend and after spending Friday night left to my own devices and watching home decorating shows (always …