Tuesday, August 03, 2010

We're Just Cool.. Umm... Hot Like That

Posted by Mandy at 12:25 PM
I heard on the radio this morning that yesterday Arkansas was the hottest place IN THE WORLD. (not always... but just for that day mind you.) Wow.. I definitely believe it! The heat index for my city was 120 yesterday. Is that even a real temperature? Did I fall asleep and wake up in Iraq?

No, but these poor guys did. Stay strong, Troops!

Considering that a lot of my work involves being outside - running outside - walking outside - and taking dogs to potty outside... the heat index has not been my friend. Even the most rambunctious dogs I keep for daycare are eyeing at me with a serious look of  "yeah right" when I grab leashes and expect them to get up off of the cool floor.

Lady, it was 90 degrees when I got here at 8am - that afternoon walk ain't happenin'.

I tried to take the kids to the pool yesterday, because it's too hot to go outside, and too torturous to spend even another second in this house together. After suffering for an hour and a half, I had to pack up and leave. The pool felt like a warm bath. Not refreshing in 115 degree temps, but thanks for trying.

This is not what we use for pools in Arkansas -
just to clear that up

Back home for more TV and video games. Yeah. I did just say that.

I don't remember ever being "too hot" to play outside when I was a kid, but this seems to be a common phrase spoken around here lately. Are our kids turning into pansies or what? I mean, it's bad when you use outside time as a THREAT to get your kids to stop fighting.

"If anyone yells again, you HAVE to go outside to play!"

Mother of the year.. yep... right here.


Liz on Tuesday, 03 August, 2010 said...

we're in memphis, and it got to 118 with the heat index today.

i totally loved the redneck swimming pool!

Living Creatively on Wednesday, 04 August, 2010 said...

The heat is INSANE. This is the hottest summer here on record, but I had no idea that we actually ranked as the hottest place on earth for the day. I do believe it. Yesterday I refused to even check my mail. I kid you not.
I don't even want to get started about my electric bill. We've set our thermostat on 78 degrees, but it never gets below 82 in this house, even with the air running constantly. Truly, unbearable heat right now. And all of the rain that has hit AR has missed us entirely. Even when the forcast said 100% chance of storms for an hour, it MISSED us. And here I thought that was a guarantee. So we haven't had any rain at all in weeks.
Desert. Ugh.
I don't blame the dogs. Or the kids. Mine are actually playing Nintendo right now.
We tried to hike on Monday morning, but we were ~dripping~ sweat by 9am and ran back to the van.
Love the "pool" picture. I'd actually try that, if it was filled with COLD water!

Kimberly Gauthier on Friday, 06 August, 2010 said...

Thanks for the giggle!

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