So that's how I'm going to start. It's hot here, folks! Really hot! In fact, the high today is supposed to be 116. WHAT. I'm beginning to realize the phrase "beat the heat" is just a nonsensical cute saying made up by someone in a moderate climate. Someone wearing a sweater and sipping hot chocolate must have been sitting on their front porch one chilly morning and thought, "Beat the heat! Isn't that a cutesy little phrase? Think of all the summer sales that can use that jingle to sound like they really know what hot weather is!"
You can't beat the heat, people. IT'S EVERYWHERE. You can wear white pants or shop at the summer sale or buy a frappuccino or any of the thousands of things advertisements tell you to do in the name of beating the heat, but when it's 116 outside, you won't beat the heat.
The only thing you can do is acknowledge that you are a crazy person for choosing to live in such a climate, and then go swimming in that heat. :) So that's exactly what we've been doing. This is our last week before Sam's school starts, so we're soaking up all the family time we can get. Swimming at one of the two pools in our complex has been an almost daily activity.
this picture I posted on Instagram the other day was taken at a stoplight, with the window rolled down and me leaning out the window like a crazy person to get the shot. Ha!
What else can we do to stay alive during these insanely hot days?
I'm open to any and all 'beat the heat' suggestions! :)