I am completely distracted. With all this new work, my days have suddenly become much longer. I'm not complaining. It's very exciting. Bring on the work!
It was over 90 degrees here today - on the westside [beach side] - that means it must've been about a hundred in the valleys. And I don't even want to think about
the deserts. If this is an indication of what kind of summer
we're going to have, I'm in for it! I couldn't possibly have worn
any less amount of clothing today - and still I was dripping.
Everyone was moving slow - including the dogs.
Because of the blazing heat, I decided to leave Hunny at
home. In addition to the dogpark run, I had two separate
individual walks and it would have been too hot to leave her in the
car. So she had her own private walk with her mama this
morning. It was tough leaving her, but once I got in the car, I
realized I'd made the best decision. So she spent the day with
our roommate. He even took her for a nice walk later in the day.
When I got to the yoga studio [to work] it was about as hot as inside my car. But way more peaceful. I had gone to Trader Joe's to
pick up a salad for lunch. I've really been focusing on eating
healthier. Trying to keep things exciting, I picked out a salad I'd
never eaten before. After a few small bites it was clear this
wasn't the salad for me. It was too spicy and bitter. And
because of that, I began to read the ingredients. I should know
by now to do that before I put something in my mouth.
Wouldn't you know it: sulfites. Now, I don't know if sulfa, sulfates or sulfites are related, but anything that sounds remotely like those three words makes my throat begin to close up.
Unlike last time, I knew there was no need to panic: I
only had those tiny bites. I was a block away from the nearest
hospital. And my hair looked smashing. I began to swig my
orange water [relative of the yellow water], hoping that would flush the sulfites through my system.
Students began to arrive for class and I hardly noticed my own
labored breathing and coughing. I'm just now remembering
it. Amazing what a little distraction will do.
It's almost 11pm and still very warm. Reminiscent of an east
coast summer night [minus the mosquitoes]. I have my big box fan
on high. It's about as loud as a plane. I love it. If
Sharper Image would make a Sound Soother
with "fan" as a selection, I'd be all over it! I keep my fan on
all night [even in winter] just for the noise. It's all I need to
Tomorrow's weather is supposed to be a repeat of today.
I'm not looking forward to it. But I'm prepared. I just
have to get in the habit of remembering my hat, sunglasses and
sunscreen! With two cases of bottled water in my trunk, I should
be set for a couple of weeks.
In other Freeepeace news: While the black widow
still sits lifeless in a sacred space, a new spider has made himself
known to me. He's living in the top corner of my closet. I
can't get close enough to identify his markings. But he's
Sidenote: It's been nine days since I've had a cookie or chocolate!
UPDATE: Mr. Spider is no longer in
the top corner of my closet. Somehow he made his way into my
bathroom. He seemed a little new to the spider-world.
Having trouble gripping the wall, swinging and falling, frantically
starting over. With no apparent goal or direction. Like a
hyper-active child, or me on a bad day. He was a little too
active for my comfort level [seeing as I couldn't identify him as being
non-poisonous]. So I set him free, to live life on the
outside. Now hopefully we'll all sleep better tonight. That
is, if he was indeed the same spider...