Happy Monday, everybody! I know Mondays aren't usually happy days, but I can be happy on them, right?
I got the apartment all cleaned and nice this morning, and now I'm wiped out. I've been trying not to run the air conditioning until after noon, at least. Yesterday conquered me (it was 106), and today I wimped out, too, even though it's only 100.
I tell you what, I am SO thankful for air conditioning. I was going down the list of how people used to cope with hot weather, and our houses just aren't designed like that anymore. Like houses with adobe walls, or houses with big screened-in porches where you could sleep outside. Outdoor kitchens. If the power grid ever failed (like if we had a solar flare), we'd flee our modern houses in droves.
I like the play the Apocalypse Game and wonder how we'd do things without power and running water. It's kind of like having a Zombie plan. Except I don't believe in zombies. I'm an athzombiest.
Other things I'm thankful for:
A refrigerator with a freezer.
A crock pot that I can stuff full of beans and forget about until the beans are cooked.
A husband who I can discuss Minecraft with in extremely serious ways and he takes me completely seriously. (If you play Minecraft, two words: nether strongholds. If you don't play Minecraft ... you should.)
My son, who is delighted with the random little comics I draw him with his vocabulary words, and will not get up from the table until he's colored every panel.
My daughter, who draws pictures and makes babies out of legos and runs around with a cat tail hanging out of her pants.
My other daughter, who is just learning to talk and who says the sweetest little almost-talking baby words.