Another hot day with the high being 113F. That one degree of coolness from Saturday's high didn't make much of a difference. In fact, I actually felt the heat more, today, than I did on Saturday. I had the fans going from the time I woke up and, in the afternoon, I decided to go into the bedroom and put the window air conditioner on! I was in the room from about 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Poor Dancer was most unhappy because my room doors were closed. He didn't like being in the room with me because he doesn't like the noise the air conditioner makes and meowed to be let out. Then, he didn't like it when he was allowed to leave the room because I stayed inside and kept the door closed! He'd lie on the floor near the door, poke his paw under the door, and meow to be allowed in! Five minutes later, he'd be complaining and asking to be let out, again! We did this several times, this afternoon!
In between letting Dancer in and out, I colored another picture in the coloring book. I was stressing about some paperwork I had to do, which I can't do until after my scheduled phone appointment takes place, which isn't until October (the earliest appointment date they could give me). Coloring was a good stress reliever. The picture I chose looked a bit like a stained glass window, but, I couldn't really tell if it was supposed to be a flower or a bird or any particular design. It appeared to be just a random design to me. Which was perfect, because, it meant I could select a random color for each little area and all I had to do was concentrate on coloring that section, without trying to make any sense of the design, itself. It was truly coloring as meditation.
The problem with turning on the air conditioner and staying inside the cool room is, the rest of the house feels like an oven when you come out of the room! Even the fans blow hot air at you! I thought it would cool off in the evening, but, it was still 101F at 9:30 p.m.! I am very grateful, however, that the power didn't go out in my area, today (other areas of the city experienced power outages).
I watered the back yard - with the sprinklers for the most part, but, watering with the hose those areas that don't get watered by the sprinklers (like the side yard and the potted moringa plants, etc.) Then, I practiced the piano for a bit.
Brunch was a scrambled egg and hashbrowns. Later in the afternoon, I enjoyed an iced coffee "popsicle" - I had made some iced coffee, yesterday, and drank half of it; the other half, I put in the freezer which formed the popsicle. Later, around 7:00 p.m., I had my evening cup of tea and dinner was spaghetti with meat sauce (thanks to Akasha who is the spaghetti influencer!)
Today, I am grateful for:
- The power stayed on all day
- The window a/c and fans
- Family and friends who call, email, and text
- Iced coffee "popsicles"
- Coloring books
My joyful activities today included coloring and video chatting with my daughter.
Tomorrow (Monday) is a holiday (Labor Day). But, I will probably to my regular Monday cleaning schedule (laundry, dusting, etc.)