I'm in Indiana and like many other parts of the US we're suffering with temps hovering near 100 and high humidity. How many times have I said thank God for air conditioning? Too many, I suppose. I've been noticing how my habits change with this hot weather. I'm doing my daily walk about 6 o'clock AM. I still return after 30 minutes sweating and tired, but the temps are generally only in the 70's at this time, and I basically have the streets to myself except for a few vehicles now and then. I see some people out watering their trees and shrubs at this hour. I'm more than grateful for the shower after this walk, but feel smug knowing my walk is done and I can do other things inside the rest of the day.I am retirement age so I don't have to get out unless I need to. I don't see any children outside playing. It is summer vacation, and I don't see any kids at all. Of course, even in decent weather seeing kids anymore 'playin' is sort of passe....I think it is due to computers, but I'll keep my mouth shut about that. Times change. Eating habits are different too......the thought of full meals in unattractive, and I'm eating more often, like yogurt, fruit if I have it on hand, maybe a piece of toast. For supper last night it was a black bean burger with the trimmings topped off with some frozen yogurt. The idea of being 'full' from eating is not appealing. Even though it is cool inside, I am not as motivated to do things either household wise or art wise.....I have the blahs with the heat. Afternoon catnaps seem to be necessary. I've developed the routine of having a cup of iced coffee, decaf please, around two in the afternoon. Very refreshing. I just make a regular cup of coffee and pour it over ice, no big deal. I am spending more time online than usual too, and am not as interested in watching television. After supper I demand that I go outside and water a few pots of flowers and just take a walk around the yard, but these are not strolls. Get the job done and get back inside!! It's sort of like winter, but in reverse. No pots to water then either. These are the days we hoped for in the midst of a February snow storm, so I'll try to remember that, but I probably won't. Human nature will make me remember these days fondly next winter, when I'll be looking for an extra sweater or pair of socks and snuggled up on the couch with a quilt. And this is the reason so many of us love living where there are seasonal changes.......and the fact that you get to change your wardrobe as the seasons change. I love resurrecting the old winter things when it's time, just as much as I love looking for my shorts and tees in the spring. The forecast calls for temps in the 80's next week, and I hope it is correct!! Happy July!