Monday, A Fresh Start

Did the rest of you get blind-sided by Monday as well?

Made late night weekend efforts to keep up with online Blogging class by Kristen Lamb, based on her book  We are not Alone: Writer’s Guide to Social Media 

Hubby & I had tall, dark and handsome neighbor join us  for dinner last evening, but beyond that he is a fascinating man, a sound professional for the entertainment  industry.   Do those of you who write check out folks, either strangers or people known to you, for possible characters in your stories?  Sometimes I get caught staring, trying to find the words to describe a particular look or facial expression.

Lurking behind the puffy grey & white clouds, I can see some blue sky giving false promises, over the windowsill loaded with writing craft books, most of which I’ve read.  Twice.  Almost all the way through.  How many of us buy craft books and get a good start on them, but …

Would you enjoy  a chuckle to begin your week?   Husband Down in Aisle Three …

Husband Down

A husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart.
The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart.
‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the wife.
‘They’re on sale, only $10 for 24 cans’ he replies.
‘Put them back, we can’t afford them’ demands the wife, and so they carry on shopping.

A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream and puts it in the basket.
‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the husband.
‘It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,’ replies the wife.
Her husband retorts: ‘So does 24 cans of Budweiser and it’s half the price.’

Keeping Cool in the Heat

Mendenhall Glacier Juneau AK

Sending good wishes to those in the Pacific Northwest without air conditioning (which would be most folks).

There are several ways to cool down if the heat causes discomfort.

Visit  Southeast Alaska Panhandle. ( see pic to the left) Cold rags on the neck and near the femoral artery in the groin.  (Could this be used in a romance novel?)  Feet in a bucket of cold water. Wear a dampened article of clothing.  Sit outside in the shade, dousing yourself with the sprinkler, with a fan running if there is no breeze.  Wet your hair. Basically anything that will cause evaporation close to your skin.  Do all cooking outside on a barbie if you can.  Or don’t cook. Go to an air conditioned restaurant. Hang out where it is air conditioned with your lap top to do your writing. Don’t run the drier during the day. Invest in a large capacity fan to put next to a

Dust off the snow & join me for a cold drink.

window at night to push out the hot air, and pull in the cool.

Night time cooling? An evening swim in a cold water.   It will keep you cool for up to three hours following the dip.  Hubby and I, at one time, lived in Grand Coulee Dam, hot desert, and before we had air conditioning, it worked well for us.  Mom, pop, and three kids to Spring Canyon Lake Roosevelt Reservoir for the daily evening swim.

Keep in mind that if you are suffering, you need to pay attention, and do something about it.  So meditate on the pictures and be cool.

Take care!

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