In Texas there is a saying, "If you don't like the weather just wait around for 24 hours!" Well that is fine if you don't like the weather, but I was getting spoiled. We have had the mildest spring and early summer, so I was being lolled into believing that I would have another month of non-sweating outdoor pleasures.
BUT NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! In came the 100 plus degrees busting my bubble.
We had been enjoying outdoor concerts every Tuesday evening....the highest temps of 85 degrees,which for this Texas girl is almost sweater weather. We have enjoyed a group singing old Beatles songs, another singing songs from 70's to 2000's....that one Benjamin danced while my teen and I giggled.... a great concert for making you feel young again. We even enjoyed, through crisp breeze, a concert with bagpipes and violin. But remember I live in Texas, so as I packed to go hear another free outdoor concert, this time a jazz player on trombone, we decided to check the temperature. It was 104 degrees at six o'clock....................No Way! I wasn't going to make it through 104 degrees outside, even if a fountain sprinkled near by.
So what does a girl do? Well she stops canning....I mean hot is hot! She places a wreath on her door, hoping cooler weather will return, in order to continue her sail pail inspirations, and she adjust the A/C inside. She heads for the skating rink...yes I put on my skating shoes and the moms out skated the kids!! (skating goes in the spunky category)
In case I am ever thought to be too logical...which is really my nature, I reserved three days and two nights at a camp site in a State Park. (tent camping believe it or not) Now hopefully the heat of Texas summer will take a deep breath and give me a July 4th breathier.
Now for some Home-made Big Red Ice Cream, old time movies and reading, what else do you do when the temperatures zap your plans???? Oh, to stay up with the trends and the colors I am enjoying...I also painted my toes L'oreal Now You Sea Me, which is exactly what happens with that color, you see me...and it seems to make me feel cooler (both in style and body heat) I haven't decided on it, but it has been fun.
I hope you are staying cool. Prayers for rain for Colorado and New Mexico...blessings to all and to the fire fighters, rescue teams and restoration that will be needed.
Big Red Ice Cream has been made in my family since I was a little girl. You can use any soft drink. One 2-liter drink ( ours Big Red), one can of condensed milk and I add one small carton of whipping cream. Stir together and put in your ice cream maker...that is it....easy, easy and so good.