It's official. I have become a wimp. After days and days of temperatures in triple digits combined with high humidity, I have reached my breaking point. I'm tired of showering multiple times a day just to go outside and work up a sweat walking to the car. I'm tired of breaking a sweat while watering plants and flowers in the early morning hours. I'm tired of listening to the roar of the air conditioner as it tries in vain to keep the house at a reaonable temperature.
I wasn't always like this. Growing up, I lived in a house without an air conditioner and thought nothing of it. My parents very wisely got a family membership to the pool just two blocks away from our house. While they were at work, I spent my days riding my bike back and forth to the pool where all the stay at home moms and babysitters looked out for all the kids in the neighborhood. If I was at home and I got too hot, I would go outside and put my head under the hose.
But now, things are different. These days of high heat have zapped my energy. All I need is a couple of "sweat free" days to turn my mood around. Unforunately, those days do not look like they will be here any time soon.
So, now I'm off to take the second shower of the day. I will then head to the theatre to perform two shows under the hot lights. I predict another two showers before I go to bed tonight.