Last week we had a bit of rain and then a few days of cool. One night we didn’t even use the air conditioning to sleep! I got all excited because it seemed like the weather might have decided to break early, but sadly the hot weather is back. It’s getting a bit wearisome right about now. We do fine – mostly – until October. That’s when we are so sick of the heat we could scream. Most years we go to Mexico City in October for a break and to visit family, but not this year. We are excited to spend Christmas there this year, though! It can’t come fast enough for me.
People ask “how do you stand to stay all summer?” but we do have breaks here and there. I always go to the US for a couple of weeks and often Paul goes somewhere for language immersion classes. This year he didn’t, but we did have a short trip to Durango that cooled us down a bit. We have fans everywhere in the house and only use the AC in the evenings if we watch TV and for sleeping. Although I will admit we sometimes turn the AC on during the day for a siesta, a treadmill workout or a movie.
We sure eat differently during the summer. I have been on a kick of smoothies for breakfast, salads for lunch, and grapefruit with celery and peanut butter for dinner. It sounds strange but when it’s hot I just crave these cool refreshing foods.
During the hot days this week I decided it was high time to mess about with the blog. I’ll be making more changes in the future as I need to get a different theme (this one is no longer supported and not mobile friendly) but it felt nice to freshen it up a bit. Can you tell I like orange? It’s my favorite color! My Fitbit is orange, my running shoes are orange, and my phone case is orange, as you can see, above.
The expected day for the weather to break is November 7. Please let it be early this year!