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by Carmen Farrell

It’s been one helluva hot summer so far.   My mantra has been:  I will not complain, I will not complain, I will not complain.  See, complainers annoy me.  A lot.  Especially when they complain no matter what.  I hear them complain throughout the winter that it’s too cold, and then what do you know, the second summer hits, they complain that it’s too hot.  I suspect (and by that I mean “know for a fact”) that I’ve been one of those people in the past and it really  makes me want to punch myself in the face.  So, this summer…this super hot, muggy summer…I vowed not to complain.  6 hours out at the park with the kids, hair plastered to my forehead, shirt 4 shades darker from sweat saturation:  no complaining.

You know what’s helped?  Sangria.  And lots of it.

Are you in heat wave territory?  Tell me how you’re dealing with it.  If you need my sangria recipe, let me know.

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  1. July 20, 2012

    We’re in heat wave territory, been trying to go to the beach and pool as much as possible. and lots of water. haha

  2. July 20, 2012

    I’m totally in heat wave territory. And pregnant, to boot!
    But I made the same vow this year. I will NOT complain. So I sit down when I need to, I search for a bit of shade when I can, and I dream longingly of sangria.

  3. ellen #
    July 20, 2012

    Girl, I hear ya on the complaining……I’m trying not to. I’ve NEVER been a fan of hot weather (ironic, since I was born in Brazil), but I’ve LOVE the winter. Sangria is the ultimate summer drink…..I’ll take your recipe if you’re still willing to share. :-)

  4. jennaboring #
    July 20, 2012

    I complain all summer long, I don’t appologise for it either. I tell my husband I’ll stop bitching when mother natures stops being such a twat.

    Anyway, I cope by never going outside ever unless it’s the short trip from my air conditioned house to my air conditioned car.

  5. July 23, 2012

    I love it. I’m a Texas girl and have to agree, that complaining thing can really get annoying – however, I don’t seem to hear much “it’s too cold” in the winter. Maybe that’s because I make a good coconut mocha ;) I would love to swap recipes if you’re interested.. Or at least get your sangria one?

  6. July 24, 2012

    i hate the freaking heat here. or is the humidity? either way, i’m a wuss. this was the year i succumbed to it. my only real complaint was saying, “holy shit, it’s so fucking HOT!”, when our a/c gave out for just under 48 hours. all i could think of was suzanne and her week of hell when the temps were super high and i knew i could handle it. i just keep wondering why do we handle heat and cold so differently than when we were kids?

    my savior has been sweet tea vodka, white wine and coconut ice pops. not all at the same time, of course.

  7. Laura Yurs #
    July 26, 2012

    I’ve been be positive about the heat most of the summer…”more days to swim!!” “You know what’s good on a hot day? ice cream!!” …growlers of local beer. I’m beginning to lose it though….no rain in our area since APRIL. Not a drop. My fave burning bush in the back yard is completely brown and it makes me oh so sad when I look out the kitchen window. On the other hand, if I look out the kitchen window to the right…I see our morning glories climbing like crazy….so maybe cobalt blooms in another month? That would be a gift.

  8. July 26, 2012

    It’s always hot in the summer here in Central Texas! Ice water and lemonade… ice tea… all do the trick. Especially on the shady back porch.

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