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From: weB2cats
Date: 08-19-2003, 01:29 AM (1 of 8)
I am so tired of the heat! It's been 90-100 degress here in Portland for the past month or so and, if I don't suffer meltdown before September, I will be blessed. I feel cranky, disoriented, menopausal and reaching a state of catonic freak-out!

I love the Fall. The cooler temperatures help me feel rejuvenated, refreshed and normal once again. I can think better and am just a happier person. Taking walks in the fallen leaves and preparing for Halloween and Christmas are major events to look forward to every year.

When the weather turns cooler, I enjoy sewing much more and bring out the knitting needles. The cats sleep nearby and we are just a nesting Normal Rockwell painting!

The kids return to school September 2nd, and are looking forward to getting a new teacher and classmates. School supplies and backpacks are all set and time is closing in on us. Can't wait!

I could never live in Arizona or the south. Humidity, 105..Yikes!
User: weB2cats
Member since: 11-07-2002
Total posts: 232
From: MaryW
Date: 08-19-2003, 05:02 AM (2 of 8)
I absolutely and totally agree. I couldn't live in those high temperatures, I feel totally consumed by heat.

I love the fall, it is my favourite, hands down. :bluesmile :bluesmile
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: maps
Date: 08-19-2003, 07:15 AM (3 of 8)
i agree fall is can i say refreshing, summer is hot, and the hot flashes in summer don't help, i only seem to get them in the summer for the last 3 years...thank goodness for the ac
i can't wait to take a walk in the crunchy leaves, i can just hear them crunching under my feet :bg:
User: maps
Member since: 06-18-2003
Total posts: 152
From: Chrysantha
Date: 08-19-2003, 11:21 AM (4 of 8)
I love the fall's my favorite time of year. I can go outside...I love the cooler weather. I LOVE Halloween ! I decorate my house, inside and out....I buy LOTS of candy (that I WON'T eat) for trick or treaters.

I don't feel menopausal, yet.....but then I've always had hormone problems so my Dr says I might not know the temp has been 100 for 2 yrs now...I'm always hot, but no flashes.
I don't know whether thats bad or not :whacky: . My Dr says as long as I don't get sick...I'm Ok....high temp or not...
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: weB2cats
Date: 08-19-2003, 02:34 PM (5 of 8)
It's been so hot here for the past few months that I just can't tell the difference between a hot flash (or power surge as like to say) and plain old sweat.

Have been menopausal for a over a year but haven't had the flashes, etc. Never believed in HRT and go by my Women's
Naturopathic book remedies when warranted.
User: weB2cats
Member since: 11-07-2002
Total posts: 232
From: Dede
Date: 08-19-2003, 04:23 PM (6 of 8)
Look at one of the last thread in the Middle-Age-Spread: I'll be so glad when summer arrives.

Same thing for school: when August arrives, kids are bored and it's time for them to get back on the bench and when June arrives, they are more than ready for a vacation.

Now let's see: Xmas is only 4 months away ... are we ready for that one :nc: I know I'm not and won't be for a little while longer.
User: Dede
Member since: 03-23-2001
Total posts: 469
From: Bama
Date: 08-19-2003, 06:01 PM (7 of 8)
It has been really hot and humid here this week, but I'll hate to see it end.:bluesad:
I've been enjoying my evening and weekend swims too much to hope for cooler weather.:cry: It's our first summer with a pool.:cry: I'm not ready to close the pool yet.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: weB2cats
Date: 08-19-2003, 10:14 PM (8 of 8)
I was stationed in Ft McClellan, Alabama in July 1975. I remember that we were often on "red alert", which means no one was allowed outside during the hotter days. Us poor West Coast folks were totally unprepared for the humidity that was a normal event there. And, it was the first experience I had with red ants!

Some day I'd like to return during the cooler months (when that would be I haven't the foggiest idea).

Picked my daughter up from day care and she now has strep throat. At least it isn't the first day of school! So, while she sleeps, I read and catch up on things.

Ah well, life goes on. I am so thankful I don't live in the areas our soldiers are stationed. They must be so miserable in those uniforms. I hope God creates a miracle that has them coming home before Christmas.
User: weB2cats
Member since: 11-07-2002
Total posts: 232
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