June 22, 2009

We're Having a Heat Wave!

Bones had his first day of Drama Camp today. I was nervous as I'm not big on camps.

They are expensive.

It is summer.

During the summer... My children are MINE. I don't pawn them off on anyone.

They are only young once... I want to squeeze every drop that I can from their childhood so summers are OURS.

But this was a need to do, type camp. We were both nervous as 8-5 is a long daggum day.


I don't even work in an office 8-5 anymore. When I go in at 8, by 3PM I'm going stir crazy. I feel like I'm in jail. My kids don't go to school 8-5. They go 8-2:30.


I dropped him off and he had completely introverted into himself. No expression. Mr. Cool with a bravado about him that comes out when he's nervous.

Quiet. Expressionless as if he cannot be bothered to emote. He's too cool.

The director came out and saw Bones just give me a wave off. He said, "Oh, he's cool..." and I replied, 'No, he is nervous..."

With that the director said, "Well then, let's the three of us take a tour!" and we did.

By the time Bones got to his Drama class, he was more comfortable, although still not emoting. He knew a counselor as he's a Life Scout in my eldest boys' Troop.

I picked him up at 5 and he was bouncing in my car. "Mom! Mom! Mom!..." and he took off on a long excited dissertation of his day... full of emotion.

An hour later he asked if we could maybe afford to send him to Drama Camp later in July for another week. I am considering it... it is so nice to see him so happy.

Meanwhile, my eldest boys are at Boy Scout camp where the temps have been topping out at 98 degrees... where it supposedly feels like 105.

I think it feels like 115.

I can't run in this heat. At 9PM tonight it was still 93 degrees. It is 10:45 and 88. The humidity is seriously 100% and no rain. We're drinking air.

I'm sleeping there tomorrow night, so on my way I'm picking up dry ice and taking them Italian Ice for a treat. I think that will be a big hit. And the temps are supposed to drop into the 80s as a high for the days coming.

A virtual cold front!

So all is going well for the boys so far...

On the work front, I found out my boss is probably dying. He doesn't know. It's an odd story... he's in ICU. He'll make it out of ICU, hopefully, but I think he's not long for this world.

To some degree I'm in a bit of denial, although I did talk to my Tech Lead about it earlier this evening via phone. We're both trying to come to grips with it... I guess we'll talk about it at work tomorrow... trying to make sense of it all.

... hoping we are wrong.

Meanwhile, this song has been on my mind ALL DAY LONG!!! (Move the cursor to 2 minutes 45 seconds... otherwise you have to watch the movie.)

**UPDATE, when you have Solar Hot Water, and you live in S FL, and there is a heat wave, when you take a shower, the water will come out of the shower head at a temperature that will burn the skin off your bones. Holy crap...

Posted by Boudicca at June 22, 2009 09:57 PM

..... my goodness...... now THAT was a youtube video....

Posted by: Eric at June 23, 2009 07:40 AM

You know... I'm not a big Marilyn fan, but I've always liked this movie and this song. I think she was GREAT in this movie. And really... she looks fantastic.

Posted by: Bou at June 23, 2009 08:19 AM

I haven't been cycling much due to the heat. Was thinking of going in the evening when it's "cooler." But you're right, at 8 p.m. it was more than 90 degrees!

Then this morning, we had a flooding rain from huge thunderstorms. They even closed the zoo. I guess they're tossing life preservers to the critters!

Posted by: George at June 23, 2009 09:12 AM

As hot as it is though, George, for some reason, my boys are having a better time at camp this year than last. I'll have to ask them tonight what it is.

The rain seriously cooled them off though, from what I understand. I spoke to today's chaperone... and she said that a couple of the boys' tents had stuff get wet inside, but other than that, they're loving the rain as it cooled it down 10 deg. It's still supposed to be in the 90s tonight. I'm not thinking this is going to be good sleeping for me...

Posted by: Bou at June 23, 2009 09:37 AM

During the summer... My children are MINE. I don't pawn them off on anyone.

They are only young once... I want to squeeze every drop that I can from their childhood so summers are OURS.

You are so a woman after my own heart! :) My MIL and SIL used to be amazed that I would look forward to summer and no school. Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way!

Posted by: PeggyU at June 23, 2009 11:41 AM

Hey, we are having a heat wave here too! It's been near 90 and will continue another few days and we also have high humidity.

And just last week we were in the mid 70's, gotta love Michigan weather.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at June 24, 2009 08:32 AM

I always loved Marilyn and Jane Mansfield for their awesome brains and other stuff too.

Posted by: JihadGene at June 24, 2009 12:37 PM