Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Heat is On...

...Tell me can you feel it, tell me can you feel it!!!

Are you singing now? That song will be stuck in my head the rest of the day...and with good reason!

I just checked the temperature for our city and it's 97 degrees with a "feels like" 104! That's HOT! They say these are the dog days of summer. I never really understood exactly what it means, but apparently it has something to do with just how hot it is. And if it means scorching, almost unbearable to breathe - then the dog days are definitely here!

I opened my door at 10:30 this morning and was smacked in the face with a wave of heat. It literally took my breath. I couldn't believe it was so hot already!

Our summer has actually been quite pleasant until now, so I can't complain too much. It could have been like this for the past couple of months. Hopefully only 4 more weeks and things will begin to cool down.

I feel so bad for the kids that started back to school this week in this horrid heat. I'm so thankful CJ doesn't have to sit in a hot classroom all day!

Speaking of school, I finally got CJ's books ordered today. It feels good to have that done! And tomorrow I will be signing him up for a Science class that he will take on Friday's. I think it will be really good for him, as he will be able to get all the hands-on stuff and labs, which are really difficult to do at home for one child! Plus it will give him a change of scenery once a week, and I think he will be very happy about that!

I may be a bit scarce over the next few weeks, especially with reading and commenting on other blogs. I have a ton of stuff I'm working on, including on working on my business website and getting the ins and outs of it figured out. This is probably going to be a very consuming task, and I still have all the 'regular' stuff like housework and such plus school stuff starting next week. So, if you don't see me around, I haven't forgotten you, I'm just quite busy. Hopefully I'll have a handle on everything in a few weeks and can get back to my regularly scheduled blog reading!

That's all for now - this is night 2 of Basketball registration/evaluations and I've gotta get outta here to work on that. I wish that didn't mean I have to walk out in the heat to get to my car!


  1. Michelle7:08 PM

    Okay, so I had to go and look it up. I figured the dog days of summer had something to do with the fact that it was so doggone hot that you just want to lay around like a dog with your tongue hanging out of your mouth, but that was a false assumption on my part. According to this site http://wilstar.com/dogdays.htm it has something to do with where the "dog stars" are located in the sky during this time of year.

    You guys are definitely hotter than we are, but we are around 90 degrees with an 80% humidity level that will knock you off your feet.

  2. We dealt with stifling humidity today. It was 92 but it felt over 100. The air was so heavy and sticky!
    Days like today make me wish I had access to a swimming pool whenever I want.

  3. Jen, I feel so blessed that up until this month, our Texas summer has been blissfully mild.

    But now we're in for it. Today was in the 90's, and I think we're headed for the 100's. And the humidity sucks.

    But just another month or so until it cools off a few degrees. And then comes fall!!!

  4. Can't wait to see your business website...I know you will let us know when it is up and running, but I just wanted to remind you to do that!

    It is blazing hot here, too. It was 95 degrees when we went out for ice cream last night at 9 pm. That's just too darn hot!

  5. YES, I've definitely been feeling the heat here!!!!!

  6. Okay, I've been out of touch for way too long! I'm curious about your business website...

    Hope you survive the heat wave! And good luck with the start of school! I'm so desperately behind in having everything ready. Oh well.


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