Howdy, dear Posse folks! Happy July! (Can it really be July already? Yikes!) So how about a show of hands — how many of you are sweltering in this crazy heat wave that’s gripped a swath of the U.S. lately? In my neck of the woods, it’s not been that bad, mostly the typical 90 to 92, but I really feel for you guys who’ve had to deal with high 90s and even triple-digit temps. There’s no doubt — summer is here to stay!
I know a few years ago the thermometer left 100 in the dust and our poor old A/C just could not keep up. My boys were at the beach, so I stayed at the library most of the day; then that night put the window unit on in the guest room for an hour or two before bed, soaked my wrists in cold water, put on the lightest, coolest cotton nightgown I could find and cranked the ceiling fan to the max. I think I also put one of those cooling neck wraps to good use.
So what do you reach for when a heat wave hits home? I’ve been living in Clinique’s Calyx, Chanel Eau de Cologne and Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic (sp?) and their Cologne du Parfumeur, plus my wee bit of AA Herba Fresca, when I can find it. Stick ’em in the fridge and spritz/splash for an instant cool down; even if it only lasts a few minutes, your nose will be happy for a while.
Of course, some folks take the opposite tack and pull out some summer heavy-hitters to embrace the heat wave, and that’s OK, too.
So please share with us how you’re keeping your cool this summer. Hope everyone stays in the chill zone, is keeping hydrated and keeps thinking cool thoughts. Autumn is only a few months away, right?