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Heat Wave

“We’re having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The temperature’s rising,
It isn’t surprising…”

From Irving Berlin

Word of the Week: Heat Wave

heat wave

–noun

1.

an air mass of high temperature covering an extended area and moving relatively slowly.
2.

a period of abnormally hot and usually humid weather.
3.
a convenient excuse for lethargy, inactivity, downright laziness and indulging in ice cream
(I added that third one, I don’t know what Webster’s is thinking leaving it out!)
It is toasty warm here today, just like it was yesterday, and the day before. The breeze is hot, the air somewhat stifling and the sun beats down relentlessly.  Wow! Summer has finally arrived!
Since I’m able to mostly go from air conditioned house to air conditioned car to air conditioned buildings, I am not feeling the pain that many others do when it is warm. For me, it is a great excuse to be lazy, sit next to the AC and eat ice cream. Yep, I turn into a complete and total slug when it gets this hot.
Hubby has had to fend for himself the last couple days because 1. I have no working stove or dishwasher and 2. It is just too hot to care. When he mentions food, I point toward the freezer and offer to share my ice cream, knowing he is not a fan of the cold, creamy confection.  His loss, my gain. Hah!
But my new stove is due to arrive today and then I will be forced to abandon my post by the AC and actually test it out.
Wish me luck,
The Slug

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