Well we've certainly had a very hot, humid summer so far. Of course it would be the summer we chose not to go away anywhere. The money we might have used to pay for a vacation was applied towards a new fridge which we were in desperate need of. The seals on the old fridge were no longer any good, and the fridge was going from warm to extra cold. We had so many things freeze each week, or another time the temp. would be too high. An ideal place for getting food poisoning, and watching food spoil. Definitely time for a new refridgerator. We went out shopping, checking out prices, brands and styles. Finally settled on a fridge with a bottum drawer freezer, and the double doors. Has a little more space, and actually keeps the food at a normal temp. so we are quite happy with our purchase.
Thank goodness for air conditioning. It certainly makes a big difference on these hot nights we are experiencing. It also makes for some great relief after I've spent the day running about all over in the heat. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who are enjoying these warm temperatures, and making the most of the these days for sunning themselves, and enjoying the many water activities that the summer offers.
It would certainly be a nice time to be at a cottage, sitting under the shade of the trees, or jumping off the dock into the lovely cool water, and having the opportunity to swim about, and cool off. As the day passes by, it would be nice to make a trip back down to the dock for some fishing, and to sit and view the splendour of the setting sun, a brilliant yelow/orange and even red hues, as it slowly drops down below the trees in all it's glory. The day wouldn't be over yet. Soon it would be time to start the campfire, and sit down to relax and unwind with family and friends, roasting marshmallows, sharing some stories, and listening to the quiet of the evening. Off in the distance, one of the many sounds I love to listen to, is the sound of the loons as they call back and forth to one another. Occasionally we'd hear a the croaking of a bullfrog, or the swoosh of wings as a bat dips down in it's chase for bugs. High above us the stars glow brightly, and we are able to see the Big and small Dipper. It's really amazing how much more you can see when you're out in the wide open spaces away from the city lights.
As the fire slowly burns out, we all start making our way back to our own cottages, where it's time to think about heading off to bed. But wait... it's not bedtime yet. It's the perfect time to curl up with a good book, and to enjoy some quiet time with no TV or phones to disturb anyone. It's nice to be able to enjoy a book and to read till your tired, knowing that if you want you can actually sleep in the next morning. It's also a great time to get up and watch the sunrise, or to try my hand at fishing once again.
Ah, it's time to wake up. Well I was up at the crack of dawn today, unable to sleep because of the pain. Seems the narrowing of the spinal column or spinal stenosis as they call it, can be quite painful, sending sharp pains into my hip and down my leg. I just couldn't get comfortable once I woke up, and I couldn't stand the pain. All I wanted to do was to stretch out on my back and to ease into my pillow and sleep. Unfortunately the one thing that you would think would help only makes it worse. Laying down brings the pain on, and the only way I can get any sleep these days is by laying on my other side, and grabbing a little sleep here and there. This morning I'm so, so tired, and although I've taken some pain medication, it's not done a whole lot in relieving my pain today.
It's something it seems I must either learn to live with, or face back surgery. Not a very pleasant thought. Neither is!
Anyway, the day is half done now, so I really need to get moving and get something done. The best thing I can manage is to just take things one day at a time, and keep trusting in God to lead me through where ever he would have me be.