As a family, we stayed in south Texas for three weeks.
It was hot – very hot.
The months and weeks leading up to our visit, Danny and I would talk about future plans for him taking a job closer to extended family. Our children would get to play with their cousins on a regular basis.
Well, we’ve changed our mind.
(Did it get below 100 the entire time we were there? I’m not talking the 89 degrees – with humidity – it dropped to around 9pm)
The first morning we were there, my sister and her kids and Danny with our kids went to the park at 10am.
It was already so hot, after 10 minutes I had sweat dripping from my face.
Before we left Missouri, in a state of confusion, I insisted Danny pack the double stroller – I wanted to take walks.
That double stroller sat in my sister’s kitchen the entire three weeks – I did utilize it as a clothing/bedding drying rack – no walks were taken.
The best Internet MEME I saw all summer (posted by Matt M.), “It’s so hot in Texas, I just saw two hobbits throw a ring in my backyard.”
I’m grateful for our family who live in Texas, I’m grateful for HEB’s, for really good Latin food on every corner and the awesome people I know who live there…but, we won’t be moving back…ever…if we have any say in the matter.
Our return trips to Texas will be limited to Spring or Fall.
We arrived home in Columbia, Missouri on August 12th at 10:30pm, the temperature outside was 75 degrees. When I drove to my OB appointment at 10:15am on August 13th, I drove there with the windows down, because the weather was so beautiful.
Today’s high? 88 degrees F.
So, the weather is nice, my OB said my Cervix was nice and tight (if that is TMI, then remind yourself that this blog is written by a woman, a pregnant woman who went to the hospital a few weeks ago for premature labor) and we have food on our shelves. There are a lot of people who don’t have enough food to eat.
Life is good.
Special thanks to The Righteous Brothers for penning a catchy song, “Unchained Melody,” that inspired my post and for the movie Top Gun – because it is awesome.