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you get lost and find a better one.

Monday, November 22, 2010

ugh! summer!

I don't handle heat well.
Inside or out.
Wearing hats or not.
Sunnies? On as soon as I step outside.
Makes no difference.
As soon as the temperatures get above 30, I get headachy.
I've spent most of today lying down, falling asleep,
trying to get rid of the headache that kicked in about 10pm last night.
It's backed off a little, with the help of a strong coffee, two naps,
and so far today, 8 panadols.
Wednesday is supposed to be cooler, with a possible shower of rain,
well I certainly hope so.
It takes me most of the summer to get used to the heat.
Then when autumn comes along and the air still stays hot, I get cranky.
This is not my favourite time of the year.

10 comments:

  1. Hello, River! I'm so glad I came back to see what your site was all about. Pics of trees and twisted chimneys and just a little of everything. :)

    I dislike the season coming up as well... winter. I used to live in Aus. but have never seen Panadol for sale here in the States. It took me a little bit to realize that that's where you are because you threw me off with the South American plant post. Ha!

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  2. Happy Elf Mom; welcome. I've had a bit of a browse through your site too, it's familiar, I think I've been there before, a long time ago.
    I like winter, but by that I mean I prefer our Australian winter. I don't think I'd cope so well with ice and snow. Panadol is our name for paracetamol, maybe that's available where you are?

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  3. You really are in the wrong city if you don't like heat. Melbourne's government used to move to Tasmania for the summer. That is a great idea if you can afford it.

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  4. Eight panadols a day is too many, you'll bugger your kidneys.

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  5. Hi River,

    Come to England. It's freezing now but in our "summer" it is probably warmer Down Under.

    I don't like too much heat either and over here we generally only get as high as 25 degrees C in the summer (though it has been known to reach 30 and above on occasion).

    Cheers

    PM

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  6. Heat, yurck.
    Let's pack up and move to Tassie for "The Season".
    We might start a fashion trend!

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  7. I'm with you on the sunnies - they're on even in winter when I venture outside - too much squinting encourages Mr Migraine to visit.

    I actually liked the heat yesterday after spending nine hours in a windowless and freezing office. Felt great to power walk home and feel air, heat and life returning to my bones again.

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  8. Andrew; if I could afford it, I would find some place in the world where it's permanently 23 degrees.

    R.H. My kidneys, and liver too are fine. You should see what I take when my back is doing its spasm dance...

    Plasman; England has snow and ice. I like it cold, but that's too cold.

    Jayne; if I remember rightly, last summer Tassie sweltered just as much as mainland Australia.
    I can't leave Adelaide, all my family is here.
    Well, my brother lives in Perth, but he's rarely there.

    Kath; sunnies in winter for me too, unless there's a lot of cloud cover. The glare kicks off headaches for me too. I like the heat when I first step out of Coles after work, but by the time I'm halfway home, I'm hating it. Not so bad right now, but later when the humidity kicks in, I really suffer.

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  9. Ha! Maybe you should have tried chocolate as a headache antidote!! Any excuse ...

    Happy travels!!

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  10. Red Nomad OZ; I have different types of headache. Some of them are helped by chocolate, some by two or three strong coffees in a row, some by a teaspoon of sugar eaten just as is. Mostly I know what sort I've got, lucky me.

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