Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Need Some Cheese...

...with my whine.

I love living in Arizona. I really do. Where I live I have a nearly 360 degree view of mountains. I wake up just about every morning to bright blue skies (a little too bright this time of year, seeing as how the sky starts getting light around 4:45 a.m., which wakes me up). October through May is nearly perfect--low humidity and temps that are a lot nicer than, say, putting up with 20s and 30s (or lower!).

But...

We're now just a few days away from the official start of summer, and our temps have climbed up and stayed up above the 100 degree mark. This entire week we're not supposed to be cooler than 105. By this weekend they're saying 109-110.

Oy. It's like walking around in an oven. The only saving grace, believe it or not, is when the monsoons arrive. That means the humidity rises, yes, and with temps that still stay in the 100s it can be pretty sticky. But the storms are incredible. And once monsoon season ends, we only have a month or month and a half of hot weather before things get bearable again.

But for right now... Bleck. It's too hot.

4 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

Even with the triple digit temps and monsoon humidity, I'd still rather be in Arizona than Arkansas. *g*

Sherrill Quinn said...

Or in the Midwest with all the flooding, I suppose. Still, I guess I need *something* to gripe about, and 107 today is it. :)

Colleen Love said...

I'm from Seattle area, everyday is monsoon! lol I'm still dressing in winter clothes! But I'll take it over high tempreatures anyday!

Sherrill Quinn said...

I don't think I could take the lingering cold weather, either, Colleen. I put up with the hot weather (not graciously, I admit) so I can live where the rest of the year is just beautiful! :)