Hey gang, can you believe we are already over half way through
July? Not only that but I started this blog back in January (with the best
intentions of regular posts) and this will only be my third post!! All I
can say is that life kind of got in the way, but on the bright side I have some
great topics for future writing.
HOT .... HOT .... HOT
All over the country we seem to be experiencing some serious
heat. Here in SW Idaho, we have been having multiple days in the
hundreds, even peaked out at 114one day in my backyard…..ugh!!! Like so many other
people in our valley, the central AC in my house was not rated for temps that
high and especially not for weeks in a row. The poor thing has been working itself to death and I have the
power bill to prove it. I have been trying to figure out a way to keep
myself and my critters cool and save a little energy while I’m at it when it
dawned on me that all I needed to do was go back to the basics.
Not that long ago I was watching one of my many favorite programs
on the Science Channel and they were talking about the early days of air
conditioning and the principles of convection. (I am such a geek LOVE shows
like that!) I suddenly had a Gru “light bulb” moment (thank you
Despicable Me). Here is what is helping me get thru this
combination of hot summer days and my own personal pre-menopausal power
Get yourself a metal colander
a bowl that it will sit nicely
lots of ice
and a fan. I have this little number that I got at my local box mart
store for around $17…
rest I of course had sitting around the house.
Fill your colander with ice, set it inside the bowl and sit the
whole she-bang in front of the fan. If you are me, set the fan on super turbo setting!! Wham bam thank you simple
technology ... instant cool. To add even more to the experience, put a few
drops of your favorite EO (essential oil) or EO blend on the ice. Dual
purpose there baby, coolness AND diffusion! Genius, I know, right???
are a few of my favorite EO choices:
Peppermint and Wild Orange: So refreshing and an energy
Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint: Fantastic blend for
Lavender: great for overall calming effect.
Of course, you can use any EO that tickles your fancy. Whatever
works for you works!
Oh, if you are like me and suffering from the cranky, sweaty,
I’m too young for this hot flash blues, jump over to this page from one of my
favorite bloggers, Rebecca from Camp Wander. Awesome advice delivered
with an even better sense of humor. I just love this woman (and her
Guess that’s about it for now. I promise, it won’t be
another seven months until I post again. Maybe just six and a half.