The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
~ Douglas Adams
I have a question for you. When did 78 degrees become cool? Not cool as in hip. Cool as in the temperature doesn’t feel too bad.
For most of my life I’ve insisted that any temperature above 70 degrees is hot. Yet here I am finding 78 degrees to be rather comfortable. The air conditioning is kept at 78 degrees during the day here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch (80 if there’s nobody home). After stepping outside into 90+ degree (with 80% humidity) weather, 78 degrees feels good.
It has been very hot the past few days. It was 80 degrees at 6:30 this morning, and it’s been that way this week. I went out for a bike ride on Monday morning anyhow. The great thing about riding a bike is that as long as you’re moving, you create your own air conditioning. The heat doesn’t catch up with you until you stop. (The bugs find you too, but never mind that. I’ve complained about them enough over the past few blog posts.)
Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel… the picture of free, untrammelled womanhood.
~ Susan B. Anthony, 1896
Susan B was right about the sense of freedom bike riding brings. I like getting somewhere on my own steam. (And it probably IS steam given the heat out there.)
I have a confession to make.
I don’t feel much like blogging lately. Nope. Not at all.
If I disappear for a while, that’s most likely the main reason why. There is another reason as well. I have some reading to do. I’ve been invited to do another book review for TLC Book Tours. The book arrived the other day, and since it takes me so long to pull together a review, I need to spend time on that.
I reckon that’s it from the hot and steamy Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you for dropping by. There’s a pitcher of iced tea all ready for you, and a breeze blowing outside. Have a seat under the umbrella on the back deck, sip your tea, feel the breeze, listen to the birds, and relax. That’s the best way to handle a day like today. If it gets too hot, come inside. M installed the new blinds in the Great Room, and it’s amazing how much cooler it feels once the sun is blocked.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂