Friday, July 13, 2012

Horse Latitudes

Cat in a sweaterIf I recall correctly, that’s the term for those areas on the sea where the wind is almost non-existent, and there is no precipitation. I’d look it up, but I have the doldrums (see what I did there?).

Not really (me having the doldrums). It’s just warm and humid again, and we’ve had so little rain this summer that many Indiana counties are in a state of emergency, including our own. It’s really pretty bad, and it’s going to be hard on local farmers. It got cloudy this afternoon, and I was hoping that the heat and humidity would spark some storms, but that hasn’t happened so far. Fingers crossed for tomorrow!

I’ve been trying to get a few things done around here, but this heat really saps my energy. At least I’ve managed to get out every day this week and do my workout! I’ve kept busy with my reading (really good book: The Whites of Their Eyes by Jill Lepore, about the rise of the recent tea party movement), and I’m looking forward to our annual Florida trip in a couple of weeks. Who would think that Florida in August might be a relief from the Indiana summer? But as hot and humid as it gets in Florida in the summer, being on the coast makes for a comfortable visit. The ocean breeze feels fantastic!

I’ve also been watching the Mittens/Bain story, and I’m sure I’ll have more to say about that in the coming days.

Tomorrow, we’re meeting up with our friend Jamie for dinner, and we’re looking forward to meeting her boyfriend Ryan!

I don’t have a good picture for you for this entry, so here’s a cat wearing a super cool sweater vest. That is all.


  1. A sweater vest in the summer, really?

  2. The heat is a drain but I love it!! Hopefully, the pace to melted polar icecaps will continue to be incremental so that I can get my 80 years in before Atlantis rises again!!


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