We’re having a heat waaaaaave…a tropical heat waaaaave…
Seriously, it’s been bloody HOT lately. My particular neck of the woods has been hit by a lovely end-of-summer heat wave with highs in the 90s all week. Fabulous, considering all of the pools are closed for the season. There’s nothing like the feeling of stripping down to your underwear the second you get home and parking yourself in front of the AC until you go to bed, where you’ll rip the covers and sheets off of the bed, turn on the fan to its highest setting, and attempt to sleep. It’s awesome.
I know I shouldn’t complain about it as I live in Minnesota and winter is coming. While I should be grateful for the warmer weather while I have it, I have to wonder what exactly there is to be grateful about when I’m sweaty all day long. I just want fall. I really do.
But enough about the weather. One of the things I learn time and time again from the situations I get into, like my current heartbreak one, is that the people around you show you their true colors. You really do find out quickly who your real friends are, who you can and cannot depend on when you’re sad and lonely and just need a hug. I really found that out last night when checking my Facebook messages and seeing one that a friend sent me a week ago. It was a nice message full of kind words. I didn’t get around to responding to it because I’ve been taking a break from Facebook. I was going to finally respond to my friend’s message and discovered that she had defriended me. I was kind of angered by it. It’s like, excuse me for having a life crisis. Excuse me for wanting to avoid Facebook as much as possible for the time being. Also, I don’t treat Facebook messages like my personal email. I forget about them all the time. I thought about non-chalantly apologizing for not responding right away, but decided not to. If that’s how people want to be, that’s just fine. I’m so incredibly grateful for the people around me who really do care, who make the effort to ask me how I’m doing. It definitely helps.