7.21.2011

Beat the Heat

Happy Thursday!

Today's post is a short one, because, I was very exhausted last night--please forgive me.

Here in Virginia, it gets HOT in the summertime.  Heat and humidity are a natural part of life for a Southerner.

For example, last week I snapped this picture of the thermometer in my car:  102!!


Well, the 100s are back and with a vengeance.  We are under a heat advisory starting today and going through Saturday.  Temperatures are supposed to be around 100 for the next 3 days, but the heat index is supposed to be between 105-115!  

When it's this hot, the Cuties, and I spend the day inside.  Sometimes we'll cook, other days we'll have a movie day, game day, or even go bowling or to a museum.

My question for you today, readers, is how do you beat the heat?  What fun indoor activities do you do on hot days like these?  Any moms out there have suggestions of fun, creative things the Cuties and I could do inside?

Have a cool day!

20 comments:

  1. After see your temperatures I don't thin I will complain about our Tennessee 90 degree weather!! Hope you are keeping cool!

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  2. I'm dreading stepping outside today! There is NO BREEZE! C and I are braving the pool today as you know but I'm a tad nervous about staying too long! Yesterday we went to the Children's Museum! :)

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  3. Charlotte has been having these same awfully hot temperatures! I work in childcare and we can't take the kids outside in the afternoon, which makes for grumpy kids! Hope you and the Cuties have fun today beating the heat!

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  4. Stay cool and hydrated, thats the name of the game for just about all of us! At even 8am here it was too hot to be outside!! Lets hope it ends SOON, fall is looking pretty good right about now!

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  5. Hi! Have you checked out the library? Here in Charleston our Main Branch has so much planned for kids.
    When it's too hot to go outside I'll normally do all of the chores I've been procrastinating- clean the floorboards, cieling fans, fun stuff :)
    Have a great day!

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  6. It is grossly hot in NYC today. Feel so bad for all the tourists outside!
    When I used to babysit on rainy or hot days we used to go to a make your own pottery place. Crafts always keep me busy and are fun!

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  7. It is ridiculously hot...which means indoor time! It makes me get bored of my house LOL!

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  8. Lordy, has it been hot her in Georgia! I work in a sub-zero office (thanks to all of the men on our floor) all day so I don't really have to worry about over heating. But in summers past, the pool was a necessity as was plenty of Chick-fil-a diet lemonade!

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  9. well, today is the hottest day on record in Toronto (and one of the hottest in my little town not too far from the city) at 49 celsius with the humidex. so it feels like 120.2 farhenheit! HOT for us canadians :) mainly, i've been staying inside all day-thankful for my air conditioning-and catching up/finding new blogs :)

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  10. It's terribly hot, isn't it. We're busy in the am, and then do little int he afternoon.

    I'm having a link up on August 1 for recipes, meal planning. I hope you join me. Leigh

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  11. my car read 101 today. I was at the mall all day :)

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  12. Holy Moly that's hott!! Today was hott in Central FLA too. Had to stop playing golf early!! Anyways, stay cool and have a good weekend.

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  13. My car said 111 today! It's been so awful here with no rain at all. We've been eating a lot of ice cream and staying in most of the time. I try to keep the boys active but it's tough when outdoor activities are limited. I second the comment about the library. We went today actually and it was a good way to kill some time!

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  14. Are there any indoor playhouses in your area? Hellloooo Chuckey Cheese! ;)

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  15. I simply stay in doors. AC is my friend!! We're pretty tight.

    xoxo, Chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  16. Katelynn McFarlandJuly 22, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    homemade popsicles, sheet forts, make your own music video, handwritten and decorated cards for any and everyone!

    I miss you Allie! I am glad to know (via blog) you are doing well! ;)

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  17. I have been staying indoors ALOT and getting snow cones and ice cream when I do get out! Luckily we have netflix online so we have endless movies and shows to watch.

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  18. Ugh, hot hot days can be the worst! Usually I'll stay indoors and watch a movie, or go to a movie, or go to the beach if I want to swim.

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  19. Lordy have mercy it's been hot as Hades here, too-it is raining here today, thank God, because I can't remember the last time it did. Hope y'all are getting some relief up there! xoxo

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