Sunday, May 8, 2011

Melissa Breaks a Sweat

There is a law somewhere that says Southern girls aren't allowed to sweat. At the very most, when the heat and humidity reach sauna like intensity, a faint glow of perspiration coats their brow which they gently wipe away with a lace cloth. A brief wave of a funeral home fan followed by a sip of mint julep and a short commentary along the lines of, "Goodness, it's warm!" puts everything right in their world again. Or so the story goes anyway.

I've written at some length in previous posts about our thermostat wars, our time in Vermont and our return to Tennessee and what that all means for me ( I'm uncomfortably HOT much of the time !). But today is one for the record books because by God Melissa broke a sweat and it's only early MAY ! Of course she was working pretty hard and it was 85 degrees. And even today after five minutes of sitting in the shade Melissa was completely refreshed while I still looked like I'd just been swimming, but still, I take victories where I can (shallow though they may be).


Lightening and Noble




Hemi and Levendi

Elfin, Chance and Leo

Lily and Missy

Chimano, Romeo and George leading the way

Gus, Romeo, Chimano, Faune, Silver and Fonzi


Kate said...

Send some of that hotter weather up our way, will you? We've had no spring so far . . .

Lara said...

You guys are hilarious! Can't wait to see you. I know it's going to be soon.
And yes, agree with Kate: We could take some warm weather, too! ;)
Great photo of Wiz!! Thank you so much! (All the photos are wonderful, as usual!)

Stay cool! ;)

lytha said...

the temps have been reaching 25 regularly and that is way too hot for me - i get nauseous trying to work outside in that heat. good thing our little old house stays cool (w/o AC!). i'm about ready to get out my bucket and fill it with ice water for my feet. i also learned a trick - put a wet washcloth in the freezer and apply it to my head/neck. i cannot stand warm weather and we are not even to 30 yet. i'm going around in a tank top, shorts, and sandals and at the store i see people wearing coats!

Funder said...

I really can't remember what 85 feels like. I bet it's heavenly. It snowed on me today :( It's hot toddy weather here.

Yall sure do have some handsome old horses. :)

Vivian, Apollo's Mom said...

You are just like Pete and I with the temp- he's sweating buckets and I'm on the heating pad. Thanks for the nice pic of Apollo- he looks happy as usual!