I didn’t post anything yesterday. Each day I find myself on a mission to complete as many tasks as possible before the oppressive heat begins to interfere with my plans. I was up at 4am editing photos and working on a project that I hope to finish today. I moved on to some work in the garden as soon as it was light enough. Then I drove out to the cemetery and took fifty photos. By then I could already feel the heat of the day penetrating my back. Home for more editing, some writing, Ancestry research, laundry, and answering a few emails. Of course I also managed to have lunch and take a thirty-minute nap. That will be what I miss the most when school starts! We don’t take naps in kindergarten.
These next few weeks will be a test of my endurance as I return to the rigorous requirements of teaching a group of energizer bunnies. I’m thankful that I begin by putting my room back in order. That helps me adjust to the cement floor and the almost constant standing. There is no adjustment for the heat; we all have to cope with it until it changes. At least we won’t attempt to go outside except for a brief morning recess. But getting the children into buses and cars in the afternoon will be challenging.
I guess I will get a sample of the afternoon heat today since I wasn’t smart enough to ask for a morning doctor’s appointment! I’m sure I will find someone there to commiserate with. You can always tell when school is about to start because the waiting rooms are filled with teachers and children. Checkups and shots! lol
This has nothing to do with heat or school, but I have to comment on a commercial that I saw recently. It’s for one of those energy drinks that are so popular. I watched it twice and the second time I wrote down what the spokesperson said about the “doctor’s recommendations” they had received. Now, first of all, those doctors could be anything from dermatologists to psychiatrists. So hold that thought. Here is the wording of their endorsement: “Doctors recommend a low-calorie energy drink to their healthy patients who drink energy drinks”. Read it again; I’ll wait. Yep, the only approval in that statement is for low-calories. “If you’re healthy and you’re drinking this stuff already, then at least make sure it’s the low-calorie version!” Just another prime example of the need to listen very, very carefully before believing anything you hear about products that affect your health.
Don’t let the heat affect your health! Use sunscreen, drink water, and stay indoors as much as possible after 10am. I’ll be back…