Saturday, October 20, 2012

Before The Heat of the Day

Today's a very hot day here in Brisbane.  So, this morning, when it started out nice and cool, I didn't want to get to get out of bed; it was nice to just sleep in.  However, with a list of jobs to get done before it became too hot and a noisy neighbour bashing away in his driveway, I couldn't go back to sleep.
So, once dressed, I stripped the bed, grabbed the laundry and got downstairs to call in the day with my little bird and the impatient fishies; the latter of which are always hungry.  I then opened up the curtains and let in the light and put on the first load of laundry - the sheets - and made myself breakfast.  The washing machine behaved itself and didn't get off balance and before long, the first load was out on the line and the second load was on.  While that was going, I watered the plants in the back yard and I photographed the progress of the plants.  They are growing so fast!  I'm so happy with them all!  I put out the rubbish and then put out the second load of laundry and the third load was on quickly and I worked on the Body Corporate garden shrubs.  They all got a little shaping before the sun got too hot and I went back inside; and finished washing up, wiping down the counters and then made myself my milk drink and jumped online.  Before I did that, I grabbed the large fan out of the wardrobe upstairs in the spare room and put it together, plugged it in and got it going.  Now the unit is nice and cool for the day.  Little Miss Stevie is going to be nice cool too; even though there's a breeze coming in through her window.

For the rest of the day, I'm not sure what I'll do.  It sure heating up to be a warm one; and we're going to get a storm out of it I reckon.  I'm just not looking forward to what Summer has in store for us if it's getting hot now.  I suppose it's a part of living in a sub-tropical environment.  Us Queenslanders have been through a lot over the last few years, and Summer Storms are just a part of living here in Sunny Queensland... when it's not-so-sunny or pretty.
Well, I'm hoping it cools off after the weekend.  I have a Life Drawing Masterclass to attend on Tuesday and I hope it's not too hot to go to.  I don't mind going to them, it's just really hard to get to them when it heats up quickly during the day.  At least I'll be in air-conditioning when I'm there for it and we won't have to go outside until it's over.  

So, what are your plans for the rest of the day?  Laze around and read a great book?  Watch a good movie or to get in and do some outside work because it's not as hot where you are as it is here?  Drop us a line and let us know what you're getting up to this weekend, otherwise, I'd love to hear from you all.  Otherwise, until my next post, take care, keep safe and warm and remember, I'm always here.       

1 comment:

  1. Last Saturday I attended to a scrapbooking workshop during the day. It wasn't until I got into my car I felt the heat in the afternoon.