Man, I swear I would have written on the weekend like I usually do but it’s been way too hot to sit hunched over a computer. I’ve been getting nothing done in the way of writing, editing or corresponding.
I know some of you probably live in places where it’s like this all year. I would have to kill someone. Probably myself. I’m just not into the constant hot weather. I get especially agitated when the humidity gets jacked up.
Now, I live in Southern Alberta and anyone who’s been here knows that it can get very hot in the summer. However, this heat here is almost a desert heat, very dry and mostly bearable. Not like the east coast where the humidity makes me want to shave my head and walk around naked with bags of ice strapped to various body parts. I can handle the heat here…most of the time. Today, oh wow, you could feel the thunderstorm brewing. When it gets humid here, it’s because it’s about to open up and Mother Nature is going to release the biggest bitch-slap of a storm on you. If you dare to flip her off in reply, well, she’ll just fire a lightning bolt right up your ass, so be warned. 😉
I don’t have a point to this except that there is still a major thunderstorm watch advisory for our city and the surrounding areas. We actually had a tornado hit in one section of the city last week – nothing terrible, just a little one that wrecked a few trees and toppled some fences and sheds and whatnot.
And it’s TOO FREAKING HOT!!
I want to write, I swear I do. I can feel how hot my fingers are getting even now and I’ve written…what? 300 words? UGH. I should probably mention that I don’t have air conditioning. That would be the logical thing but although I’m complaining profusely right now, honestly, this heat won’t last forever so I’m all right with it for a couple of days at a time. I’m not going to shell out the extra $$$ when I can sleep naked and point the fan right at my…well, you get the idea.
Anyway…I just wanted to touch base and say hey.
How are ya?
I’ve heard there’s some major heat sweeping through a large portion of the continent, actually. Not just here. All across the prairies and down through several states. Makes me glad I live so close to the mountains and I could drive for an hour to lie down in a glacier-fed lake if I really wanted to cool off.
So when the heat comes down this weekend – which I expect it to – I will get back to my regular writing. I’m trying to work on my next TAITS story for publication but you all know how I feel about editing. *kill me now…*
I’ve also tentatively started a follow-up to “Breaking Through the Ice” – but that’s very preliminary. 😀 Don’t get too excited.
Oh, and for those other fast car lovers out there (or lover, since I suspect there’s really only one of you who might care…) I spent my Friday night at the race track here in town and I kid you not, the stress of one of my most stressful weeks ever just disappeared at the sound of the first engine firing up. Aaaahhh, just thinking about it now relaxes me. And as long as there’s no rain on Friday, I’ll probably be there again. I’ll take a video next time and post that, even though it won’t be the same. All I’m saying is that’s it awesome therapy for me and it doesn’t cost me anything. 🙂
So for now, I hope you’re all staying cool… I’m not. I’m ready to run a cold bath, I swear. *sigh*
Take care and happy reading!