I feel like such a bad person writing this, or even thinking this, because I love love love summer, and I would much rather have too hot a summer than no summer at all (thinking of my poor beleaguered friends in London, who seem to have been suffering through Winter Part Two: Revenge of the Skies up until this weekend). All that said, it really has just been far too hot. Too hot to do anything, particularly:
Wear clothes (I have been, but with great reluctance)
Groom (too hot for makeup, too hot to blow dry my hair...the 'natural' look has become my go-to this summer)
Despite the extensive list I've been busy, because I love summer and I'm not going to waste a single second of it and this is going to be the best.summer.ever, you hear me?* So I've been having a great time, but (I realize now) was getting kind of exhausted, especially because it's been too hot to sleep every night.
Thankfully, we had a storm late last week that broke the heat, and even enjoyed a relatively chilly, dreary day on Friday. H1 and I spent that night cuddled up on the sofa, watching a lighthearted comedy**. I was tired and scared and sad about the tragedy in Colorado, and it was so nice to have a night off, and to be able to hug my husband without sweating all over him.
On Saturday we had a wedding in the Catskills, overlooking a gorgeous lake. The weather was perfect and the wedding was beautiful:
|In the Catskills|
|Me and H1 (you'll note I went all out and wore makeup)|
We danced and ate cake and took photos, then stayed with some friends and stayed up too late drinking port and having silly conversations and gossiping. The next day we hopped a train back to the city and lazed around all afternoon, with H1 watching Formula 1 and me reading the Times. It all starts up again this week, with something on every single night from tomorrow, so I'm really glad that I chilled out a little this weekend. I feel like I've hit a 'reset' button, and I am ready to go again!
*Being Type A is hard sometimes.
**Something Borrowed - one of my favorite girly movies. I know 'lighthearted comedy' is an interesting description to apply to a movie about betrayal and cheating, but it is really, all things considered.