Saturday was a hot one. When I got up in the morning to take the dog on a walk, it was already over 90 degrees. I had tried to put it off, (which had been fairly easy since it was in the 60s just 4 days before) but it was time to dig out the dead-of-summer clothes, including shorts. The quick change in weather this time of year always leads to shock and horror – whose pasty white legs are those?!?!
After the walk, which I respectfully wore pants as to not blind the neighbors, it was necessary to go back outside, bare legged and get some sun. Of course, by that time it was 105.
I wouldn’t have even bothered in that heat, but the forecast shows those temps into the week – shorts might be a necessary addition to my wardrobe. Luckily, in this case, I’m a burner not a tanner so my time outside was limited to about 15 minutes on each side. In that 30 minutes though, I felt like I was laying out on the actual sun. In fact, while talking on the phone to pass the time, I lost the call to a message that it was too hot for the iPhone to work.
That has only happened one other time…when I left it on the seat of my locked-up car in similar weather.
Today, I spent a few more minutes outside trying to add some color. Instead of being 105, it was almost 110. 110 DEGREES people! I’m almost sure the heat won’t last for too long as June gloom is just around the corner. Regardless though, the first really hot days are just a reminder that summer is going to be long if we’re already getting over 100 in May.
At least I’m partly ready for summer in that I’m no longer translucent.