First, I have to tell you that I am so excited for Game of Thrones to be back on! I am dying to know what is going to happen with the Khaleesi storyline, hers has always been my favorite! I mean come on, Mother of Dragons… that’s got to be an interesting one! Anyway, while we were watching the season premiere, it got me thinking about how for the last 4 seasons, all we have heard it “WINTER IS COMING!!!” and it always sounded so perilous. And while I’m sure it will be for the people of Game of Thrones, I’m an Arizonian and I am far more scared of summer and will welcome winter any day of the week.
I LOVE winter!!! I love having my windows open, I love being able to get in and out of my car without breaking into a sweat. I love everything about winter, most of fall and half of this so called spring season, that I’m not even sure we get here…
So you see that while I’ve enjoyed the last 6 months, I am truly dreading the next 6…
When it gets so hot that your car is 130* inside and the seat and steering wheel are 2000*, every time you have to go anywhere you risk 3rd degree burns! And don’t even get me started on those metal seat belt buckles!
It’s when the only way you will tempt me to go outside is if a pool is involved and you are handing me a margarita! YUM!
When our A/C bills skyrocket to astronomical amounts (not fun!), and we basically all become hermits… (Unless as previously stated- pool and margarita).
And you will avoid using your oven at all cost!!! Ummm… hello crockpot!
When even your garden shrivels at the sight of the sun, each year we have a least a couple tomato plant casualties. They just wither away, yellow and brittle and yes, we do water them, A LOT!
Even my succulents have had issues…
If you want to get in a daily run, make sure you get out the door by 4am because even then it is 90*+ outside and you will risk heat stroke.
Oh, how I am not excited to see summer again… At least last year I had a vacation to Montana to look forward to. You know, we have snow birds come here during the winter, I would like to start a sun bird movement, where we can all go live somewhere much more habitable during those few horrific months. To be fair, it’s not awful for the entire next 6 months, really there are only 3 months that are truly unbearable, but you get my point.
So, to all my fellow desert dwellers, let’s break out the sunscreen, get those margaritas flowing and let’s see if we can survive another treacherous summer! CHEERS!!!
And just to really get my point across about Arizona summers, I wanted to share what one of my fellow Arizonians shared on Facebook today- 25 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different in Arizona. I thought it was hilarious!
Also, don’t forget about the giveaway I’m doing over on Instagram, @blissfullymadeblog, I’ll be announcing the winner Friday morning.