To the rescue!
With a feels like temperature of over a hundred degrees, I asked my son to make sure he had plenty to drink at work. He has a water bladder that fits inside his back pack, but I worried if that would be enough. He works as a mechanic for a local dealership so I knew it was going to be hot inside. After lunch as he was leaving and I asked again, he told me he had plenty of water, he’d be fine. Yet, a couple of hours later, my phone was ringing. He asked if by any chance I was going out. If I did, would I bring him a soda? He had already drank over half of his water. I’m sure you know the answer I gave him. Something along the lines of, “let me get my shoes on”.
I honestly did need to go purchase pet food. The dogs were almost out and I gave the last to the cats this morning. And I purchased the drink that he wanted. Oh and, how hot was it? Hot enough that I went -out there- wearing short and a tank top. Something I don’t do except for the mountain hikes.
As I headed toward the dealership I noticed blue lights ahead. Thankfully they were on the other side and it seemed more of a traffic stop not an accident. I made it to the dealership fairly quickly, called to let him know I was outside and waited. It only took him a moment to come for the drinks. He didn’t look overheated for which I was glad. We talked briefly then he returned to work and I headed for home.
I did some cleaning here inside the house, but mostly I took it easy. I perused the offerings on wordpress and I watched the cats and hummingbird outside. I came close, really close, to closing windows and turning on the air conditioning, but I didn’t. Though tonight isn’t over yet. Its moving toward eleven at night and the computer is telling me it is still eighty degrees Fahrenheit. As Rudolf would say, “That’s not very comforble.”
I did eventually turn on the television, mostly to see what the weather gurus said, but then just left it on. I wasn’t really hearing what was being said, it was mostly a back ground noise to be ignored. Then I did start surfing through the channels to see if there was anything I cared to watch. An old movie, The Day After Tomorrow was just coming on. My late husband loved that movie and watched it every time he could. I’m sure he probably could recite the lines along with the actors. So yes, I watched the movie.
Am I feeling better than I was this morning? Yes. Did I do anything special to reach this point? The only thing other than watching that movie, was the act of facing that feeling this morning. Almost as if I were saying, I know you’re there, I know you’re trying to drag me down, but that isn’t happening. Faced it, over came it, feel better.
Right now, the crickets are in top form. I still haven’t heard any sounds of bullfrog from down at the pond but summer’s not over yet. The neighbors are playing some music, but rather quietly for a change. The cats are out back looking for any food they may have missed and the dogs are ready to come back inside. I still have concerns that I need to work out, decisions to be made. But they aren’t so overwhelming now. The morning storm of emotions has calmed and that is good.