I live in Texas. It is summer. We currently have no AC. Put these factors together and what do you have? A lot of hot misery. I am trying to do what my mom did when we were kids and have fans going and all the blinds shut, etc. That may have worked well in Oregon where the hottest it got during the summer was about 85. It is different here in the Bible Belt. AC is imperative 24 hours a day. Otherwise, you roast. Our landlord has someone coming tonight, but that means a day of sweaty armpits and short tempers. I know that we will all be fine, but I admit, I am concerned about our dog Nikki. (She will be another story altogether) She is an English Bulldog and they don't do well in high temperatures. She is definitely an indoor dog. I am sure she will probably be fine as long as I keep her water bowl nice and full and she has a fan to lie next to. But, it doesn't stop me from worrying.
Three things I like about myself: I clean up nicely. I am not saying that I am yet to the point where I can say that I look in the mirror and am pleased. But, I look at pictures of myself at the peak of my training for the Half and am happy with those. I really am a pretty person, I just need to remind myself that just because I have an extra layer of fat doesn't make me any less pretty. Personality plays a big part in how you look to others. I like that I relate well to teenagers and that they are quick to become my friends. It will help me in the future, hopefully, because my kids will want to bring their friends here rather than going somewhere else and possibly getting into trouble. Lastly, I love that I am able to make friends and that I have come out of my shy shell over the years. I am truly blessed to have many wonderful friends in my life and it is really great to have that support system.