Under the Maple Canopy

Singing Union Songs Since 2009

Trying to Keep Perspective (or rather, I hate the humidity)


I’m trying desperately to remember these days.  You know, wind, ice, cold, cold, cold.  It’s a distant enough memory that I’m having difficulties conjuring up such a feeling…and it’s not just because I’m paying out the nose to run the vintage air conditioner.  It seems like such a long time ago and yet it’s not.

I’m trying to be thankful for days like these with their warmth and abundance instead of grumbling about the heat and the overwhelming amount of work that goes into putting food up for the winter.  I’m trying to remember that I need to be thankful – putting food up is very much a choice and not a requirement.  Generations of women before me had no such choice.

*sigh* Fall is very much around the corner.


2 thoughts on “Trying to Keep Perspective (or rather, I hate the humidity)

  1. I’m so with you on this one- I know that in February, I’ll be longing for the heat. But in reality- I can always put on more layers but there is only so much one can decently take off in the heat- and even then it doesn’t matter. With temps in the mid 90’s and the dew point in the mid 70’s it is miserable anyway you look at it. Fortunately, we have had a break in the weather this afternoon and are looking at a much cooler weekend. Yeah!!
    Here’s wishing you more comfortable temps.

    • Oh, most definitely yes on the layers part! Yesterday seems to have been the last hurrah for the hot and humid weather. It was so nice to open the windows in the house today when I realized that it was cooler outside than it was in.

      This will be short lived, of course. I have a date with the canner today!