Sunday, September 3, 2017

It's too hot, and gone fishing

Oh, the heat in the bay area! We don't have air conditioning, and our house has stayed at 90+ for the past two days. Inside. Even at night. :-( It's pretty miserable. We do have one in room air conditioning unit, and have it set up in our spare bedroom. M is less bothered by the heat than I am, so I've been staying in the spare room with the kids. It's much cooler, but I'm not super used to sharing a bed with the boys, and they are very "active" during the night. ;-)

I was up at 3:30 and have just decided to stay awake at this point.

I'm feeling a little sad that I wasn't able to accomplish much/any of my to do list yesterday (cooking, cleaning, organizing, etc). But, we definitely made the best of it. . . drinking margaritas by the pool while the boys were off with friends.



My youngest is off on a camping trip to the Russian River with friends. Apparently, they went fishing. So, so cute. Mine is the one in the orange shirt.


It looks like the weather may be cooling down a bit today, and another ten degrees by Monday. Thank goodness! For today, maybe we will head to Half Moon Bay & enjoy the cooler temperatures. 

Other than that, we've been doing a reasonably good job of eating things from the freezer & fridge. Yesterday as the exception. We were supposed to grill fish & M just couldn't hack the heat. We went out (both boys were with friends), so free bonus date night! (Well, the sitter part was free.) We had a lovely dinner out & enjoyed the unplanned date in a cool restaurant. 

Random things we've eaten this week:
  • Baked a quiche for dinner. This was one of two quiches my dad made when he was here. We ate one, and froze the second. I was happy to clear up some freezer space & to have a quick & easy dinner. Ham & cheese quiche with fresh garden tomatoes. 
  • One serving of chicken enchiladas (freezer). Same as above. Leftover from a dinner my dad cooked when he was here. I ate this for lunch on Friday, as I was working from home.
  • Leftover kebabs transformed into a lunch sandwich for M, using spicy hummus, garden tomatoes & a ciabatta roll. On the panini maker.
  • Leftover quiche (minus crust, which was a bit soggy), stuffed into 1/2 a toasted pita with garden tomatoes for my lunch yesterday. Yum. Served with a pear & a post lunch popsicle. ;-) 

I'm also hoping to get a few organizing & planning tasks done on the computer today. I'll likely work from our (much cooler) spare bedroom.

  • Planning our 2018 travel budget & calendar
  • Finalizing the remainder of my 2017 work travel. Looks like: London, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo. A little worried about the current political environment & visiting Seoul/Tokyo right now. 
  • Chatting through remodeling/update plans with M & determining ordering, budget, etc. 
  • Make a menu plan for the week
  • Review my existing travel rewards (points programs) & update my tracker so I can determine whether there are options to use any points during 2018, understand upcoming expiration dates, etc. 


That's it for us! What about you? Is it hot where you are? How are you staying cool? If not, what are you up to this long weekend?  


12 comments:

  1. I like hot, but the too,too, hot is draining. I overspent on weekend groceries, not sure what DH will brig back from lake with him, so I' already off to a hard start in September. My nephews were fishing most of the weekend-even caught a few, but so small, but they were cleaned and we could all try a little sample. I'm glad you are getting a bit of a reprieve later in the week.

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    1. Ack - yes! Way, way too hot makes it hard to accomplish anything.

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  2. I know, this heat has been brutal. We have window coolers in 3 rooms so the house stays cool but you can hardly breathe outside. I heard SF hit a record high of 106. That's amazing!! Global warming anyone???

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    1. Most definitely - it's been really brutal & impossible to be outside.

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  3. I heard about your heat wave and wondered how you were coping. It's hot here too but not quite as hot as you and we have AC. When it is so hot you can only do what you can do - and having a date when kidless was a good use of that time

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    1. It was a fun use of time, but our house is just terrible at staying cool in the summer. Definitely on a planned list of improvements!

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  4. A/C is almost required here. We are still hot, but not as bad as you. Hope this week will bring you lower temps.

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    1. It's supposed to be a blissful 80 - can't wait!

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  5. We are in Northern California as well and I thought I was going to melt when it was 111 yesterday......I am SO over this heat!!!! Was a very cool 106 today....thankfully we have air conditioning!!!

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    1. Whereabouts are you? We're in the south bay, & it's been just miserable!

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  6. Just 84 degrees here (2 miles from ocean in SoCal), but humid with a capital H, very unusual for us. We've been running the A/C (sorry!) non-stop for the first time this summer. Hanging in until Tuesday, when humidity is supposed to drop to less than 10%. Hanging at our HOA pool since the beach is no cooler currently.

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    1. It has been really humid. I tried to run early this morning, and the temp was okay (80), but it was 90% humidity. I was drenched! Hopefully tomorrow morning I can get out.

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