So. Dearhearts. I'm not insulin dependent yet and I don't need to worry about keeping my insulin chilled---though as of July 4th, beloved goofball kitty Doufus is on insulin and you better believe, thanks to all we have learned at TuD, we have back-ups for him in mind if the power dies!
However---every organ and joint and nerve in my old body hates HOT: puffy, achy, gasping for air as humidity rises—I know many of you get it.
So my prep for the next 8-12 days of temps from 90-100+ involve things like never ever turning on the stove---Yah! So in advance on last lovely cool morning and evening my list has included:
--Lots of watering, rotating soakers and spot-focus in my double-lot size garden and potted vegetable garden on deck….Exhausting schlepping of heavy hoses, even with all the soakers.
--Turn on the stove for an extended get-it-ready-in-advance late afternoon and evening session: boiling tons of water for 6 Liters of my personal blend of herbal tea that goes right to the fridge so it's always cold!.....A dozen hard boiled eggs to be turned into egg salad, deviled eggs or just eaten for a protein boost……A few slices of bacon to be cut up in eggs or added to a turkey sandwich….My sweetie has been refreshing supplies so we can use the Weber or the Coleman Stove or our tiny camp stove---anything that is outside!
We've been practicing our long-evolved fan-system. A dozen or more around the house (including one plugged into my computer!) and the detailed routines of on/off/upstairs/downstairs/front of house/back of house, ETC!
Anyway. My flowers wilt to protect themselves and save their energy. I like to think that is why I wilt. I just need to get better at the tropical concept of siestas. It's organic and brilliantly in tune with the cycles of the earth. But for an old Minnesotan, it is a very difficult adjustment!
Blessings, as ever…Judith