Hello, come on in, it’s going to be a hot one today. The temperature has been hovering around 100-degree-Fahrenheit the last two weeks but according to the weatherman, relief is supposed to come this coming Monday.
Would you like a cold drink?
If we were having cold drinks, I would tell you I had most of the day off yesterday due to the commemoration of a new holiday – Juneteenth. Until last year, I had no clue what Juneteenth was. It was because of Toastmaster (public speaking club) that I learned what this day was – the end of slavery in the U.S.
If we were having cold drinks, I would tell you I finally visited the dentist regarding my chipped tooth and it turned out I have bigger problems than a simple chipped tooth. That chipped tooth isn’t supposed to be there and needs to be removed soon. I also will have to see an orthodontist regarding all the teeth that are lying sideways inside my gums.
My next appointment to return to the dentist is in a month. There was a cavity I didn’t know I had and that tooth must be filled in. I have a feeling my other teeth problems are going to be a big procedure. It’ll take a while. I hope my insurance pays for most of that.
If we were having cold drinks, I would tell you I finally figured out how to set up drip irrigation for the garden beds. It felt like one of those “mission accomplished” moments even though I know I still have ways to go and I must wait until the temperature is a little bit cooler before attempting the project.
If we were having cold drinks, I would tell you my lupus has been flaring up due to the heat. I have been scratching my arms like crazy in my sleep even though there’s a fan next to me. I can only go outside these days after lathering myself head to toe in SPF 100+ sunscreen and even then, I couldn’t tolerate 5 minutes of the dry-less-than-10%-humidity heat. It’s like stepping into an oven.
I wonder how I survive Las Vegas when I visit in July. It’s even hotter than my home base.
If we were having cold drinks, I would share this 11-photo panorama – 3 rows (4-3-4) of pictures combined into a large panorama – from my hike last weekend. I had to hike up to an approximate elevation of 9,600 feet to get away from the heat in the valley. The view was absolutely stunning and I was a little surprised by the amount of snow and ice I encountered along the hike.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.