Summer's been making me grouchy this week. Either it's brain-meltingly hot, or it's thunderstorming, or a million bugs are trying to attack me, or some such crap. Mentally, I'm just trying to escape from it all.
Last weekend I camped out in front of the air-conditioner, closed the curtains and watched, like, eight episodes of True Blood (season four). To me, it's the ideal viewing for days when it's just too hot to step outside. The whole show feels swampy, and steamy, and requires no thought whatsoever. People are always getting naked on there, which makes perfect sense on these days when you run out of layers to remove in an attempt to cool off. Also, the vampires' nocturnal lifestyle holds a lot of appeal when there's so much oppressive sun and heat in real life.
Meanwhile, I've been reading this book about the plague which, in a weird way, is totally a feel-good story. Because no matter how miserable you feel, or how big your problems are, you probably didn't spend your day nursing three putrefying family members in your one-room house until they all died within hours of each other and needed to be buried in a mass grave that you had to dig with your own bare hands, RIGHT? Perspective, folks!
Escapism is good, and since a vaycay is not in the cards for me this summer, I'm living vicariously through others. Eartha Kitsch's recent posts about her cruise to Alaska had me green with envy (her home remodeling disaster posts, not so much).
Speaking of home-related projects, when you can't leave town for a change of scenery, the next best thing is collecting Pinterest pictures of ways you can change how things look around your house. Not that I can afford to buy any of these textiles, fixtures, etc., to spruce up Boogaloo Acres right now (shoot, I still haven't managed to scrounge up the spare cash for more spray paint to finish my glider project), but there's nothing wrong with a little eye candy, is there?
Wow, this post is kinda disjointed and rambling, but that's the state of my brain at the moment. You know how sometimes you just feel out of it? That's me this week. (But hey, at least I don't have the plague!)