Friday, August 13, 2010

Whew! this heat!

I used to love the heat. Hot weather made me smile, when it was in the high 90s i was a happy person.
Not any more. Since my lungs have gotten so bad, breathing in the heat takes a lot of energy. Breathing is about all i can do. Moving around, doing anything at all makes it way to hard to get air.
It would help if i could sweat, but because of the meds i take i no longer sweat. Which means my body has no way to cool itself. Who would have thought a person would WISH for sweat?
I have a wet towel around my neck most of the time when it's  hot. It helps.
Our air-conditioner is worthless, blows warm air. We have a fan or two, which keeps the air moving, but, it's still hot air.
Argh.
It doesn't seem nice that after not posting for a week, that when i do it's to moan and groan, and complain.
So.......
here's a nice bit of photos of a snow storm we had back in 04'.
I watched from our back door as this guy was cutting down the tree. I thought it was so beautiful, him up there, like a ghost in the tree, the snow falling on him.
And right now, on this miserably hot day, it looks like a bit of paradise.

8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you're having trouble breathing, and for the miserable heat. Thanks for pictures of the cold. :) Hope you get some relief soon!

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  2. Dear Linda, last time I often thougth at you how you can handle the heat and I suspected it as you wrote. I couldn't also have imagined that one misses to sweat. To post this winter mosaic is a great idea! When sometimes here it is too hot I think at an icebear in the snow. In my thoughts I lay an arm around your shoulders, that helps perhaps a little bit and think with you together at an icebear in the snow. Be brave! Anja

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  3. Can't even begin to imagine how you're feeling. Hope the heat and humidity abate really soon.

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  4. Oh, I'm so sorry you're living this life of constant misery. We who can breathe easily should relish that and give thanks for it every day.

    I can't believe that as much as I was ready for last winter to be done, I'm wishing for snow right now!

    Take care of yourself, dear. Sit with that towel and the remote and some good books. A glass of cold iced tea, maybe a slice of watermelon. And of course, your computer.

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  5. I'm ready for some cool air too Linda. It has been opressive this summer.

    Have you ever heard of the towels called Frog Togs? They are a rubbery towel that REALLY retains the cool when you wet it. I'm not sure how it works but it helped my daughter out a lot during band camp.

    Hang in there!

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  6. Linda, here is a link to the towel. Check it out!

    http://www.gutsandglorytennis.com/home/gg2/page_1067/

    You might look in a local sporting goods store to avoid the shipping charges.

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  7. I'm so ready for any temp below 190...
    ANYTHING!

    I would ALSO like to go stand in the snow. LOLOL

    Gorgeous photos!!! I'm climbing the tree in the top right one... well... before it broke. ;-D

    Sit in the middle of the lake I do... or I can also be spotted with the water hose on my head.

    :D robelyn

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  8. hi!! been tied down doing spring cleaning, still doing this and behind on my blog reading. sorry you feel terrible. i sweat contsantly with this hormone junk. everything causes me to sweat. to bad there wasn't an in between we both could be happy. love the winter pics. rose

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