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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

It is so hot!

(I feel a little bit like the Dyspraxic Fundamentalist lately - 5 points to anyone who can guess why I say that!)

It has been so hot here for the last three days! My three children still have long pants and long sleeved shirts in their drawers ... because it had been on the chilly side. We all still have comforters on our beds as well. Today, I, mother, am rectifying this situation. It is such a big job to go through the drawers of winter clothes and try to figure out what to do with them. (Will it fit next year? Should I save it for a hand-me-down?) Then, the mother has to hold up each article of clothing from last summer and decipher it's fit and fate - accept? reject? save? To boot, it is 95 degrees outside and humid, so the upstairs of my house is not a pleasant place to be sitting, doing all of this sorting.

Then, I thought of all the poor people that would love to have these troubles ...


  • I feel your pain, Rose, I feel your pain! It's not much cooler here and just as humid. I live in a second floor apartment (no air conditioning, of course) and was "glistening" with sweat after washing one sink-load of dishes last night around 10:00. The only good thing about this weather is that I usually don't get hungry and then don't eat as much!

    Rose, do you suppose D.F. would consider it appropriate to award 5 Points to the one who can figure out what you mean? ;)

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 5/30/2006 2:14 PM  

  • Angie, we should ask Antonio what the Five Points of Free Grace are. I can go along with whatever they are.

    I have no idea why you would say that.

    You are very compassionate, Rose~.

    Every Blessing in Christ


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 5/30/2006 3:12 PM  

  • Matthew, might I suggest that it would be better to seek out five points of soteriology from the Bible rather than from a man? Why cannot you be the one to seek it out and define them?

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 5/30/2006 3:54 PM  

  • Proverbs 31 is very fitting for you my Rose.

    You are a blessing to the whole house and beyond.

    By Blogger J. Wendell, at 5/30/2006 7:12 PM  

  • Ach, tell me about it being hot! Yesterday I biked 20 miles in 90 degree humidity! :-P

    By Blogger Ednella, at 5/30/2006 8:26 PM  

  • Yes, it's so hot :)

    By Blogger audrey`, at 5/31/2006 1:37 AM  

  • The Bible does not give us clever acronyms like 'Five points'. You have to make up clever stuff liek that.

    God Bless


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 5/31/2006 3:57 AM  

  • Five points aren't Biblical? Oh, well then maybe you should look for three. That's a good number found often in the Bible. And if they are alliterative that would be practically perfect for a predictable preacher. The real challenge, though, I think would be to come up with a point, points and half a point. That would be most clever.

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 5/31/2006 6:36 AM  

  • Hi Rose --

    We've been enjoying the heat over here too. My daughter wanted the kiddie pool filled up Monday so I obliged. She was quite shocked to find out just how cold water that comes from 90 feet down in the earth is! I miss municipal water. :(

    As you put away the winter things and the comforters remember that just 6 days before this heat wave started we had several nights of frost advisories! I think it's finally safe to turn off the furnace though.

    Blessings to you and your family.

    By Blogger mas, at 5/31/2006 10:54 AM  

  • Hi IBEX,
    I have been "glistening" as well. I would rather glisten than shiver. OK, the winner gets 10 points. Don't you want to venture a guess?

    I am not so compassionate. I just try to think of things that would make me thankful, rather than complaining - which is my tendency sometimes. Have you ever heard of this saying: "I felt sorry for myself that I had no shoes, until I saw a man that had no feet."

    I agree - if Matthew were serious, I would be concerned that he was an Antonioite, but I thought he was joking. Your 6:36 comment is very funny! You have a way with words!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/31/2006 11:38 AM  

  • J Wendell,
    When did you sneak that comment in? How sweet?!

    Hi Ednella,
    WOW! "Oh, to be young again." You are a real trooper. Do you know why we feel hotter in humidity? I just learned the answer last year and it surprised me. It is because our bodies cool themselves by the evaporation of sweat. In humid conditions, the sweat can't evaporate and therefore, our ability to cool ourselves is diminished. I always thought that the sweat cooled us just because it was wet. :~)

    Thanks for the visit!

    Yes, yes! You are right - I forgot about the frost warnings - no wonder I still had the comforters on. It was strange how things shifted so fast. I also got the baby pool out for my kids. They are still young enough to be entertained by it - but not for long, I suspect. Thanks for commenting!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/31/2006 11:43 AM  

  • Rose, I was fairly certain that Matthew was not serious about the Antonio comment. Sometimes it's just more fun to play along. :) Besides, after some of my comments elsewhere and the post on my own blog I couldn't let the opportunity pass. I am glad you liked the last comment.

    The weather is supposed to cool down over the next few days, Rose, but I think it is still safe to put the comforters away. We had some nice thunderstorms yesterday evening, which was nice because the temperature dropped about 10 degrees after it stopped raining.

    And I am most curious about why you feel like Matthew but confess that I am utterly baffled!

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 5/31/2006 12:08 PM  

  • Hi Rose!

    It is hot here too, only I have to work out in it with all these "honey-do" projects.

    You wives are such slave drivers sometimes! :-) :-) :-)

    You're not going to hit me,are you?

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 5/31/2006 12:29 PM  

  • Matthew says dyspraxia causes clumsiness. Perhaps Rose is dropping things out of her sweaty palms?

    By Blogger mas, at 5/31/2006 1:51 PM  

  • Hint: think about how I usually blog, and then take a look at his.

    I told him I was a little burned out on blogging and he suggested I could do it his way.

    How did you know what kind of a slave driver I was? ^^#^^ (that was an e-smack across the face)

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/31/2006 3:03 PM  

  • Blogging about your life instead of the "deep" stuff?

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 5/31/2006 3:09 PM  

  • Yes - just short posts about your thoughts that day and what things you did - 10 points to Angie!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 5/31/2006 3:27 PM  

  • It's pretty much how I blog, too. I do find that it is easier that way. I think it also helps me to appreciate some of the finer points of life!

    Now how does one go about cashing in 10 points?

    By Blogger The IBEX Scribe, at 5/31/2006 4:28 PM  

  • Rose, I just woke up from that e-smack that you gave me. Wow! you hit hard.

    I think that Mike Tyson could not even hit that hard.

    Now I must put a cold steak on my swollen face... or should I eat that steak... decisions, decisions...

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 6/01/2006 7:53 AM  

  • I did wonder if it was anything to do with the responses to my last post on 'Unashamed of Grace'.

    God Bless


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 6/01/2006 11:21 AM  

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