Saturday, July 18, 2009

It's Too Hot For This

It's summer, and it's hot. I live in Texas, so the temperatures regularly get around 100 degrees or higher. We do what we can to keep the house a tolerable temperature without letting the electric bill get too high. The thermostat is set at 78, and we keep the ceiling fans going. Drafty areas by the doors are blocked with towels. That doesn't look so nice, but it works. Someday we will get up off our lazy butts and actually fix those drafty places, but in the meantime the towels work well enough. And we wear shorts to keep cool. Shorts are great. Here are a bunch of my shorts.
I like my shorts. They keep me from burning up in the Texas heat. I have a problem with them, though. For some reason, when I went shorts shopping, I was drawn to shorts that have to be ironed. All the shorts in that picture, plus the ones that are in the wash right now, have to be ironed. Besides the fact that ironing is not high up on my list of fun things to do (in fact, I don't think it's on that list at all), it's just too hot to iron! As I do the laundry the pile of clean shorts that need to be ironed piles up until all my shorts are in the pile and all I have left to wear are not-so-presentable boxers that I hijacked from my husband. Unfortunately, this is the situation I am in right now. I have plans this weekend that I would prefer to look presentable for. I guess I better go iron my shorts.