I've spent long hours outside doing hard labor in my gardens. It's not done, but I'm feeling a little reprieve since every available space in the veggie area is planted. I've turned my attention to the flower beds. Oy.
The record heat is a blessing and curse. Sensually, I love it, but it's hard to germinate in these temperatures. I've been using every trick I know to keep the vulnerable seeds moist. Yea, the temperatures speed up the process, but only if the seeds don't dry out!
The heat has also brought an opportunity to test out my summer clothes choices after the big closet purge. I decluttered two items yesterday, a dress and a shirt.
After my gardening stint, I showered and was looking for something cool to wear. (We don't run the air conditioner unless there's a compelling reason.) I tried on a blue, knit, sleeveless, tube mini-dress I had saved. This revealed lumps in all the wrong places! I peeled that off and tagged it for donate with no regrets. I turned, instead, to my reliable collection of mini-skirts. They are my go-to for hot days in the house. A cotton skirt in a small, green print was cool and light. I tried to pair it with a skimpy, knit top. Trying that on, I remembered why I seldom wore that shirt. There is a seam that cuts across my boobs in a most uncomfortable and unsightly fashion! Again, donate pile and no regrets.
I really didn't have anything that matched the skirt, so I went another direction and pulled out a sleeveless cotton shirt with an orange print the same size as the green of the skirt. Perfection. Both items light and easy to wear. I wore it all afternoon, even cooking in an already hot kitchen. So comfortable I could take a nap in it or wear it to the store. Bonus: Before bed, I rinsed the shirt in the sink and hung it on the shower bar to dry. I simply folded the skirt to reduce wrinkles and put it away. No laundry! Don't you love summer?
Last night, after my mini-purge, I dreamed of decluttering. In the dream, it didn't go quite as smoothly as it did in the light of day in my house. I don't know if that means anything or not.