I've come pretty close to being both of those things over the last week, as it's been 80+ and humid here in CT, and I live in a house without central air.
We haven't put our window a/c in the bedroom yet, either, which means I haven't been sleeping well. Which means I'm hot AND tired - a deadly combo. Throw in hungry, and whoa, you do not even want to know me.
The picture above was taken at a wedding with an outdoor cocktail hour, on the hottest day of the year up to that point. There was nowhere I could go to escape the sun, or the humidity. My husband thought it would be hilarious to show me what I look like when I'm blatantly agitated, hence the get-out-of-my-overheated-face-or-die expression I'm wearing. I'm sure I've worn that same expression several times this week.
But who can blame me? Is there anyone out there who actually enjoys the feeling of being swollen from head to toe? The sensation of sweat and dirt sticking to your face, and the subsequent clogging of pores and breakouts? The frizzy, unmanagable hair? The feeling that your lungs and stomach are being compressed inside your body and threatening to jump right out?
The real conundrum is that I ADORE the beach. I love flip flops and tank tops and pedicures. I love summer cookouts, and I love being able to walk outside without putting on sixteen layers of clothing first. To those things I say, BRING ON SUMMER!
But the excessive heat and humidity? Keep it. Unless I'm dealing with it in a place like this:
|ARUBA! My true love|
So how do y'all beat the heat?