The heat streak broke, for a couple of days anyway. What a relief and a joy to walk outside in the middle of the day and not melt into a puddle of mush. Whoop. Whoop. One good thing when it gets so hot is that the lawn quits growing so fast. Yay. Less mowing. Heat doesn’t slow the weeds down, now why is that? Oh well. Sometimes blessings are where we look for them.

I’ve been working on a puzzle – given to me by a “friend” whom I may “unfriend” the next time I see him. It is a tough one, to say the least. Why I torture myself with tough puzzles is a good question. I guess they are my addiction. I don’t like being in front of a screen, so this is what I do. Normally, they are my winter go-to, but when the temperatures are in the nineties, and I’ve had all the screen/writing time I can handle, I put a half hour in on the puzzle because I’m sure as heck not going outside. Gardening gets done early or late, but not in the heat.

I went shopping in a big store the other day, and I have to say the atmosphere has certainly changed. I’m going to have to suck it up if I want new clothes and buy them on-line. I’ve always hated that because I like to try clothes on, and I don’t like returning things. You can’t go in fitting rooms anymore, so the one big advantage of in-person shopping is gone. Wow. Retailers have a lot of adapting to do if they’re going to survive. Our economy has a lot of changes to face, and I don’t see how it can do it without a big struggle. I hope everyone takes some time and evaluates where they are financially. My advice for right now is, “If you don’t need it, don’t buy it, and be sure you have plenty of reserves in savings.” (Got that from my dad – but then, he lived through the depression – a little bit of a different perspective.)

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