Hot and Humid

Monday, June 9, 2008

We’re in a hot spell here in Massachusetts. And I have to say, I’m not lovin’ it. I’ve never liked hot/humid weather, and it sure doesn’t help living on the fourth floor of an apartment that is not air-conditioned. You pretty much feel like a limp towel, too lazy to do much of anything. It’s been in the 90s for the past two days, our apartment thermometer reads 86.9, and there’s about 60%+ humidity. Just imagine a perpetual film of sticky-ness and you know what I’m feeling. I really wish I could be one of those people who love the hot and humid weather. I think maybe I could be that person, as long as I lived a few feet from the beach or had a backyard pool. So MAYBE one day I’ll be that person. I am grateful, however, for my bedroom air conditioner. Without it, I’d be going insane rather than simply blogging about the weather 🙂

Some more good shopping last night–Walgreen’s total was $3.45 (total savings $3.22) for some Pringles (2 cans) and 2 Puffs kleenex. Then at Rite Aid, spent $8.17 (total savings $8.22–over 50%!!). Bought 2 cans of Glade air freshener, 1 box of Kotex, and 7 candy bars (the Take 5 were only 0.21, a steal–these will be good end of meal desserts when you just want something sweet). So not bad. We still have to replenish our pantry and fridge this week as well as make the trip to BJs for bulk items. It will be interesting to see how the month ends up. So far not really keeping to the $50/week, but trying very hard. Whatever this month ends up at, I’ll make it a goal to try to spend less next month. It’s a process.

I feel kind of distracted lately because I just found out that a very dear friend of mine has been diagnosed with cancer. I actually feel numb. I read as much as I can about it online (based on the information I know so far), but I just feel like what is happening is unreal. It doesn’t help that he lives across the country and I can’t just hop in the car and drive to the hospital and visit. That really sucks. I want to be supportive, but not suffocating, comforting, but not dreary and maudlin, basically I want to be what he needs, but that’s impossible to know. All I do know right now is that my thoughts are constantly with him, wishing him lots of love and the strength he needs to push through this. Please add positive thoughts his way. Thank you.

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