When I was a little girl, my favorite things about super hot days were running through sprinklers, local pools, water balloons, ice cream and popsicle outings, running around barefoot (always), and slip and slide (my all-time favorite). And although I'm fairly certain that all of these activities would be equally enjoyable as an adult (it might actually be time to make my own slip and slide), time and obligations just don't allow like they did in those days. Today is going to be an exception though. I came down to Indianapolis so that Morgan and I could work on some projects and brainstorming for the blog (we have some awesome plans!), but we decided that we need to take a break this afternoon and go hang by a pool for an hour or two. One of my favorite ways to beat the heat is pool/lake breaks, and it's not a treat that I often get. So I'm pretty excited.
After our pool break, we have some more work to do, and then we're going to grab some dinner and cocktails and (finally!) see Moonrise Kingdom. Then tomorrow, after some more work and planning, we're heading to White River Park to see Robbie and the band play here in Indy. (It's supposed to be 104. Would that be totally inappropriate if I set up sprinklers backstage?) And on Sunday, Robbie and I head back home to Chicago to see Wilco play Sunday night. It's a full weekend both work and play-wise, which is exactly what I need after spending last weekend being blissfully lazy.
Do you have anything fun planned this weekend? What are you favorite ways to beat the heat? (Psst... The winner of the Summer Celebration Giveaway will be announced this weekend, so be sure to check back!)
P.S. Just a quick soap box moment... My sister's dog Isis starts panting after just a couple of minutes outside in this madness, so she's been spending a lot of time lying on the tile floor inside and lapping up cool water. If you have animals who stay outside in this weather, please please please make sure they have adequate shelter and water! The first thing I tend to think about when the temperatures become this extreme is pets who have to suffer through it without any relief.
Photo taken in Mexico, January 2012.
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