…and tonight, I’m pretty whiny about it. Generally, I’m fairly mellow about the weather, but we’ve been in the midst of a sticky heat wave for almost two weeks now and I’m ready to be done. It’s sultry here–I’m talking Tennessee Williams sultry. All that’s missing is Blanche DuBois being surprised by the kindness of strangers and Stanley Kowalski bellowing, “Stella!!” Frankly, the heat is putting me in the mood to bellow something much worse!
We’re just back from the lake and somehow, the heat seems easier to take when we’re there. Although it rained there this weekend, we still got to go for a lovely cruise at dusk last night before scurrying to get the boat covered in time to beat the rain. This morning, we uncovered it in the sunshine, hoping for a quick spin, but clouds moved in before we got the cover halfway off. so we buttoned it back up again. By the time we got done, I was a sweaty mess, so I jumped in the lake to cool off. Wow! That was delicious!
The lake is my refuge–paddling around and then swimming strong strokes out to the middle of the bay is my moment of Zen. No matter how crappy I feel, diving into to the lake eases away all the bad. I’m such a water baby that in the winter, I find my Zen at the gym pool, but the lake is where my heart is. I’m so glad we found this wonderful cottage on the most beautiful bay on the entire lake–cool, clean deep water makes it perfect for swimming.
I know we’re still in the honeymoon phase of lake cottage ownership and maybe we will become people who eventually take it all for granted, but I don’t think so. The dream of having a place on a lake was so long coming, I think the pleasure will be long lasting as well. At least I hope so. I don’t want to get blasé about something I’ve been waiting for all my life…
I know it seems hot, but just remember that Rush Limbaugh has assured us that there is NO heat wave … it is only a liberal conspiracy to make us think global warming is real.
I am sure this comforts you.