Weather Whining

Cartoon about heat

The heat index here today in Wilmington, DE is 100+ degrees.  I don’t even want the curtains open because looking at the sun makes me hot.  I just want to close those curtains and hide!

Some people go out to eat in this weather because it’s too hot to cook.  I cook because it’s too hot to go out. I can’t breathe out there.

Too hot to cook?  Maybe I’m thinking about the 1960’s when air-conditioning wasn’t what it is today (if you were fortunate enough to have air-conditioning at all).  We had one window air-conditioner in the living room – that was it for the whole house.  And my father wouldn’t let us run it just any time.  HE got to decide.  Imagine!  (I hear women can even vote now.)

I remember my mother coming home from work… putting on her bathing suit and hopping into the shower to cool off before she started dinner – soaking wet.  We were rugged back in the olden days – or I should say SHE was rugged.  I was always a wimpy whiner.  She cooked.  I sat in front of the fan.

I guess there were some take-out places – even then, but there weren’t nearly as many as there are today.  We had McDonalds, Gino’s (does anyone remember Gino’s), or pizza.  That was about it.   Take-out was not an acceptable dinner at our house.

ANYWAY… Fortunately (thanks to the talents of my son, Greg), I have a brand new studio in the basement which is very coooooooool!  I think it’s partly because of the whole “cold air sinks” thing.  Sometimes I just love science.


It is still a work in progress, but that’s what it looks like so far.  Maybe in my next post I’ll post some pictures of the whole basement to warehouse renovation.

And what was I making in this beautiful studio today?  I was making a custom bangle for a woman who wanted these bracelets as gifts.  Super cute!  If you have something special that you’d like to have, let me know.  I’d love to make it for you.

Custom bangle

Custom bangle

I hope you have a happy place where you can duck this heat!  (Unless you love it… then… yay you!)


What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”
~ Jane Austen ~

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