Those living in the south have been putting up with the heat this summer. Here in the middle of the north country we have been lucky...until today. The temperature is predicted to be sneaking up to nearly 100 degrees with a heat index of 105 - 115. Today will be a quiet day for me. Heat is not my friend.
I have to feel sorry for the guy who delivers my groceries today. Knowing that the temps would be in the "OMG it is hot!" range, I refrained from ordering heavy stuff like cases of bottled water or lots of canned goods. Those people are volunteers and without them it would be tough for me to grocery shop these days. I order what I need, but I also try to keep in mind the fact that hauling boxes of groceries up the stairs, especially when it is hot and humid, is no picnic.
I don't know why this happens, but it seems when the outside temps and humidity are high, it affects my arthritic joints even though my apartment is air conditioned. So early this morning I finished the few household chores that needed my attention. My crockpot is getting a workout this week. It is the best way to cook without heating up the kitchen. Last night was chicken breast. Today there is a pot of vegetable beef soup simmering all day. I may toss in some dumplings close to supper time. Anything else requiring using my stove or oven will just have to wait until it cools down some.
So I think I will find a couple of movies to watch on YouTube. I saw a pattern for a crocheted afghan that is made of 2 1/2 inch Granny Squares in all sorts of colors, kind of like a scrap quilt, and I started working on that a couple of weeks ago, using the leftover yarn from other projects. If I sit and make some more squares I can fool myself into thinking I didn't waste an entire day. :)
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