I've spent the last half hour trying to find a truly-free royalty-free clip art or photo of a puddle. Because the dude has officially melted. He is of hearty (Northern English) winter stock; he wilts in the sun. (You would have thought 13 1/2 years in L.A. would have cured him.) He had about half a gallon of water when he got home, but he was still dehydrated so I went out for some Gatorade. Somehow this seamed funnier in my head where I had a little puddle illustration and could caption it "Beware, don't step in the Dude."
The heat brought out the best of my old ladies, however. One of them told us how her kids have been calling this week and saying to drink water, concluding their conversations by telling her, "I'm checking in on the elderly." (Does your municipality ask you to check in on the elderly?)
But Josephine--remember Josephine, she of the naked "rump" story?--the heat must have gotten to her because she was on fire. One woman was telling us about her son who is getting married after 10 years with his girlfriend. Josephine said she wouldn't get married if she were a young person today. "I'd have my fun, and then tell him, 'Get out.'" She was going on and on. Then her husband shows up unshaven, wearing dirty khakis and a raggedy t-shirt. "See?" she says. "If I didn't have this," pointing to her ring, "I wouldn't go home with him." Then she told him he wasn't going to Macy's looking like that. I about died laughing.
I worked on my Shepherd's Bush Blue Snowman, continuing to think cold thoughts. From stitching I went to lunch with a friend and then I was supposed to see the dentist. My appointment was rescheduled because the hygienist took ill. But I was really pleased. I found this great, cool, easy-breezy dress at Costco for $20. I've worn it three days running because of the temperature. It was begging to be washed (shortly before it walked itself to the washing machine). I needed more, and I didn't know when I was going fit in the trip. (I hate going there on the weekends.) But I am now the proud owner of three: the original blue, a new pink, and a black that is slightly different. I am planning on wearing them in sequence until December.