Hey there Snuggle Friends,
This week in the great Sonoran Desert the average temperature is 115 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s that wonderful time of year when you open your front door and feel like you are walking into Satan’s armpit. I mean boob sweat is a real tragedy that affects me on a daily basis and I’m only outside for a grand total of 10 minutes everyday!
With that being said, this type of weather has pretty much kept me inside and also made me just slightly stir crazy with a touch of the Cabin Fever. Oh, I have been tempted to climb the walls in my office once or twice just to try to break the monotony of my day. So today, I actually ventured outside and went for a 5 minute walk to the mailbox. To my delight, I found my Vegan Cuts Beauty Box (because really you know, this is the highlight of my month) and I pulled it out with the dreaded feeling that everything was melted in it. Low and behold, everything was ok with the exception of the lipstick and body butter samples but a quick stint in the refrigerator fixed those right up.
So since it’s getting to be the dog days of summer, I just want to remind you all to stay hydrated and to keep your furry friends hydrated and happy. Don’t keep them outside too long and know the signs of dehydration and fatigue because they are easily missed if you aren’t looking for them.
Here’s some tips on how to stay hydrated and avoid heat exhaustion in 115 Degree heat:
- Drink some fucking water- A lot of it, actually. In fact, don’t go anywhere without a water bottle. It’s easy to get busy and forget to take a sip of water but try to make a water date every hour. There are even apps out that will remind you to drink water so there’s no excuses.
- Eat some water dense food- Stuff like watermelon, cucumbers, and tomatoes hold a lot of water so eat these suckers like it’s cool. Want to know more hydrating foods? Check out this piece I wrote for Peaceful Dumpling here.
- Stay inside during the hottest parts of the day- This is generally about afternoon to early evening. Or if you live in the metro Phoenix area, all day every day, mid-July to about mid-September. Keep you pets indoors during these times too. They don’t sweat like we do and the heat is super hard on them.
Hope you all are having a good week and staying cooler than I am!