The heat wave continues. 105? I heard possibly it hit 107? Whatever, it is horrible. Days in a row. It hasn't been cooling off at night, so the mornings aren't even reasonably pleasant. My poor feet look like inflated surgical gloves. Cooking is out of the question. Watermelon, popsicles, salads. I've pulled the new rocking chair in front of the air conditioner in the studio, and just sit there and read. Why not write, you wonder? Why indeed. It seems like a reasonable thing to do when trapped in the house. I did read some of my new manuscript yesterday, but did not add to it. I've written some thank you notes though, and my hands go numb with each one. Awesome.
The studio is now de-cluttered (yay!) and even the laundry room! I can actually walk into it and get what I need right off the shelf, instead of standing near the door and leaning precariously over piles of suitcases and winter bedding and dog beds and bags of sell-back books. Of course, those bags of books are now just sitting by the front door. I wish I could snap my fingers and vanish them away to a library in need.
Planning to make an ice cream cake today for my mom's birthday. Lemon and blueberry, maybe? I have a cool-cucumber foot treatment and pedicure scheduled tomorrow, as well as a full re-pinkening of my head. Oh, we finally went to see Half-Blood Prince, and I really liked it. It was beautifully filmed (same D.P. as Amelie and Across the Universe). My only beef was that the majorly big thing that happens at the end wasn't nearly as impactful as it ought to have been. I remember when I read it I was shocked and kind of devastated, but when it happened in the movie, it was almost throw-away, a fumble of one of the series' most poignant and painful scenes. Too bad. As for things left out of the movie, it's been too long since I read the book for me to remember the details. Though . . . maybe I'll reread it now. I finished a good historical mystery last night and need to start something. Perhaps one of the dozens of baby books instead? Nah, I'll let all that stuff come as a surprise :-)