May 14th, 2016

laszlo moholy-nagy_chx

Getting Warmer

There was no entry for Friday the thirteenth. Not because I'm superstitious, but because I wrote one and then LJ got cranky and lost it. I got an error page on trying to post it, and then when the update page asked me if I wanted to restore my saved draft and I said yes, it restored an earlier post I'd decided not to use instead of the one I'd been trying to post. That was a couple of hours ago and now I can't remember what I said. It must not have been important.

It was probably about the day having been uncomfortably warm, and the uncomfortable warmth having continued into the night indoors. It's nice outside, but I'm not set up to use the computer or the television out there, and those are the only things I'd want to deal with right now. I'm stuck inside, and even with the windows open it's still pretty hot in here.

The living room is not quite as hot as this room, so the television is about to win out over the Internets. Not much on the Internets tonight anyway. At least not on the parts I frequent. I'd go down some of its other tubes, but I'm afraid of what I might find there. Lions and tigers and bears would be okay, but Trumps, oh my! Don't want to see any of those— nor their little flying monkeys, either.
caillebotte_the orangerie

Nice

It cooled off nicely today, thanks in part to an abundance of lovely clouds. The evening grew quite chilly, which is a nice change. Yesterday the high topped 90 degrees, and today was a mere 77. It's supposed to be even cooler tomorrow, which will be pleasant when I go out to shop. There is even a 20% chance of some rain tonight and tomorrow. It's going to get hot again by Wednesday, but then cool off again next weekend, and there might be rain then too. This is really about as good as spring gets around here. A few hot days are easy enough to deal with as long as there are some milder days between them and the nights are cool.

Fewer crickets are chirping tonight than on the warmer nights, but then I can't expect to have everything. The jasmine flowers are opening more slowly than I'd expected, too. Oddly, more of the flowers have opened on the part of the hedge that is shaded by the walnut tree than on the parts that get more sunshine. If I go to the corner of the yard under the tree I can smell their perfume, but it doesn't reach the porch yet. Maybe the next warm spell will encourage more of the blossoms to open.

I fell asleep earlier than I'd expected last night, and then woke up later than I'd expected today, and I think I got about ten hours of sleep altogether. Making up for the sleep I didn't get earlier in the week, I guess. When I woke I had vague images from a dream running through my head, but they evaporated even as I tried to remember them. I was left with the impression that there was something disturbing about them, so maybe it's just as well I didn't recall them.

As cool as it is, this would have been a good night to bake a potato, but I forgot to put one in the oven, and now it's too late. I'll probably heat up a can of chili instead. Dinner is late enough already, so I want something quick.