I was born in the Midwest and I love the weather there. You experience all four seasons and I love that. In Texas summer seems to go on forever. Summer is my least favorite season of the year. I know, I’m in a minority as most people love summer, even in Texas. The number one reason I dislike summer so much is because I am a very hot blooded person. I overheat faster and tolerate being in the sun less than most people. Even as a teenager I did not enjoy laying out in the sun trying to get a tan.
As I’ve gotten older I sometimes forget how intolerant I am of the sun and heat because I don’t usually get out during the day in the summer, and when I do I limit my time outside. I prefer to stay indoors in the air conditioning.
I had a friend staying with me last week from Oklahoma. The whole week she was here we were on the go and going out in the heat every day. After several days of that I noticed that my feet and ankles started swelling at night. This is new and different I thought. At night they would return to normal and by the next evening they were swollen again. I wore sandals or flip flops every day she was here and while we were out shopping my feet would be red and hot!
After 7 days together she returned home. It wasn’t until then that I realized what a toll being in the heat had taken on me. I had a headache which lasted over 36 hours so it started upsetting my stomach as well. I had absolutely no energy to do anything. I just felt like I wanted to stay indoors and hibernate until cold weather! Well that isn’t practical since I’m in Texas and cold weather could wait until November or December to arrive. So when I ask, “Is It Over Yet,” I mean summer and I hope you understand why now.
I’ve been living in Texas for 19 years and I cannot believe it. When we moved here I honestly never thought we would be here this long. I like Texas, but I don’t like the weather. More and more lately I am longing to move north. Would like to live near family again before we leave this earth.