Ah, June. Usually you are peaceful, if not a little bit hot, but always full of long afternoons, dreams of beach vacations, and gallons of lemonade. Did you forget? You are meant for relaxing and blissfully licking ice cream out of waffle cones as it melts down your fingers. I must say, you are acting a little crazy these days. I mean, I get it. Sometimes things can get a little crazy. But can we relax a little bit in July? Maybe even August, too? I don’t want to be greedy here, but sleep deprived is really not a good look for me.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. Even after the largest meal of my life, I can still find room for dessert. It is a problem. I know. A has finally learned, after only five years of dating, that when the waiter asks if we would like to see the dessert menu after dinner, the answer is always “yes please.” True, I love to eat dessert, but I also really love to make dessert. There is something so cathartic about baking, don’t you think?
Wow. Talk about a heat wave in DC. With temperatures over 100 and the humidity at a very high percentage (as a curly-haired girl, I can always tell when the humidity is high by the frizz level of my hair), I feel like I am melting…literally. The short three block walk to the Metro this morning was close to unbearable. I think stifling would be a good adjective to describe how I feel about the weather. Some may say “Oh, but didn’t you live in Texas for 4 years? It is so hot there, right?” Well, yeah, it is hot there, but this is different. Much different. I also do not have the luxury of hopping in my air conditioned car to travel places in DC like I did in Dallas. However, I doubt the DC heat wave will last as long as last summer’s 10 week, 100-plus temperature pattern in Dallas because this girl + heat + humidity does not equal attractive…at all, in the least. Not to mention that as soon as I arrived home this afternoon from work my A/C went out. Or I guess it still works technically because air is blowing but the air is definitely not cold. And this is a mere one month after we bought a new motor for this A/C unit. Hmm…okay, okay, enough complaining from me. The one good thing about hot, hot weather? Ice cream, of course! Because honestly, I can’t think of anything else that is appealing right now besides a frozen treat. I also have a minor sugar addiction which could be to blame, but the heat definitely has something to do with it. And after 2 bowls of ice cream tonight, I already feel cooler.