the challenge: what are you doing to stay cool this summer?

admittedly, this is not so much a "self-portrait" post, but more a post about my surroundings--which is like a self portrait, right? that's what i thought.

so, what am i doing to stay cool? first and foremost, i am avoiding the out of doors. have you been out there? it's an oven, seriously. but in the off chance that i do have to go outside...i am grateful for this...

yes, my air conditioning unit.

at least i know when i return to the indoors, cool air will be awaiting me. my air conditioner is my hero during these sweltering months of summer. especially these gross and disgusting sweltering days.

and for those days, or particular times during the day, when the heat is too much for the air conditioner to handle (because we like to stay on budget), there is this little gem...

my cyclone fan.

this is the best fan. it pivots, so you can aim it up and down. it is a beautiful thing. so, when it is just a little warm in my room, i aim that right at my bed and i am in heaven.

now sure, i could hit up the sprinkler in the backyard, but the chances of that happening are slim to none.

and so sometimes, we just have to pray for the rain clouds to come...to give us a break.


  1. Glad you are keeping cool - did you get actual rain? We did and it was so nice, we had quite the downpour. Here's to hoping for cooler days ahead!

  2. i wish it would rain more and heat less.