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Central Air: A Luxury or a Necessity?

This summer’s unusually hot weather has me constantly complaining about: the heat and humidity, my lack of central air conditioning, the noise and inefficiency of the window air conditioning units, and let’s not forget my frizzy hair. [And, uh, no. I feel no need to post a photo of said frizzy hair!]

All this complaining brings up the question: is Air Conditioning a necessity or is it a luxury?

My mother, who grew up in the city, describes sitting out on the sidewalk under a streetlamp playing cards until 10:00 in the evening, because it was just too hot to be inside. Air conditioning only started to become common in office buildings, stores, and public buildings in the 1960s. […] Continue reading

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Weekend Happiness

The whole point of this blog is to focus on things that make me happy, that move me, or make me smile. I hope you find that it helps you to smile, too!

Usually when I write about things that make me happy, I tend to focus on the people I love. Which is wonderful. The people I love do, indeed, make me happy. But today, I’m going to write about a few things that are not specifically related to friends or family.

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Happy List

Today I’m happy because:

  • The weather is beautiful, a perfect day for the lake.
  • We have plans to spend the afternoon at the lake, with a bunch of friends. (Note aforementioned weather.)
  • Pumpkin is having an excellent time in Spain. At least, I assume he is, since I’ve barely heard from him. Not that I’m trying to guilt him into writing me, or anything like that…

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A bit of baking

I just love this photo of Monkey, with her face covered with the after-effects of baking and that huge smile.  She was quite pleased with the results of our baking experiments. You see, it’s been miserably hot and humid here forever … well, … Continue reading

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Swimming. It sure makes a hot day more fun!

Monkey and I had planned to go to a water park yesterday, but unfortunately I just wasn’t feeling up to it. I hope we’ll find another day this summer to go instead. Do all kids love water parks as much … Continue reading

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It was almost 100 degrees today!

It’s soooo hot!  Unbearably hot.  Hot hot hot.  I mean, it’s hotter than H – E – double toothpicks !  Um, did I mention that it’s hot?! I’m back from San Diego.  It makes me sad to think that I … Continue reading

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