morning habits.

June 27, 2013

gooseneck loosestrife

gooseneck loosestrife

I’m working from home today. A decision brought on largely by my overwhelming desire to sit in front of a fan and lounge in a thin dress that’s not entirely appropriate for polite company. I’m trading the perks of the office air conditioning for the perks of the at-home lounge. Two options that I realize aren’t so very bad.

I’ve gotten somewhat out of my morning walk routine lately, and this morning the walk lasted only until I stepped outside of my building and realized that the gooseneck loosestrife I’ve been trying to keep from overtaking the front garden has finally bloomed and it’s lovely. Distracted by flowers, perennially.  I gave myself permission to snip a few stems and bring them inside. Perks for being the unofficial gardener, I say. Still: I’m determined to get back into my typical morning routine, and soon.

In keeping with the theme of the week: how are all of you locals surviving in the heat? Tips and tricks welcomed, as always.

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  • Reply Natalie June 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    For some crazy reason, late last night, when my apartment was finally starting to cool, I decided to bake a pie. Mixing the crust by hand at first cooled me down (a combination of chilled butter and ice-cold water). Turning on the oven, though, was torturous.

    So maybe I don't recommend baking a pie. Only if you have a/c.

  • Reply Angela June 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Brooklyn Farmacy – egg creams always help.

  • Reply kristyn June 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    frozen berries as a snack every few hours. they keep you refreshed and satisfied. that and not wearing a bra unless absolutely necessary. also, i think i'm going to join in on the morning walk thing–by the time the heat hits, i can't be bothered, so maybe mornings are the trick!


  • Reply Joan June 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I'm not a local but it is going to get to 100 degrees today here. Ugh!
    Iced coffee, strawberries from the farmer's market – sliced and waiting in the fridge, sandwich for dinner, no turning on the oven today!

  • Reply Jennifer Allison June 27, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    not local and not braving any heat today (though CA does have its own brand doing cartwheels outside as i type…9:34am and in the high 70s already) as i *did* have to put on 'polite' clothes and am currently sitting in a chair with wheels in a cube with cloth covered walls. so…corporate a/c it is.

    on another note…DARling lamp!!!

  • Reply ginger from bliss-ologie June 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Ha. Well you see, I survive the heat by living on the canadian prairies where there's only one month of it during the year. Thus we don't really have impolite dresses, but I'm very interested in acquiring one…

  • Reply The Sill June 27, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Beautiful! Can we come snip some? 😉

    We're sharing our top tips for keeping your houseplants healthy and happy during the (HOT) summer season ( and blasting our ACs at the office.

  • Reply Allie June 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I have a little pack of herbs and rice that I keep in the freezer all day and then put on my neck at night. It's soo nice! And it doubles as a hot pad when I have a headache! xx

    Allie @

  • Reply tinajo June 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I wish I had some heat – it´s pouring down here today!

  • Reply kate June 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I love your photo of the florals and the lightbulb. Sweet lamp.

  • Reply Erin Marie June 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    those are beautiful! We have the something similar taking over the side of our house but I'm kind of okay with that.

  • Reply petal and plume June 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    i love the simplicity and stillness and calmness that your blog brings

  • Reply sweet harvest moon June 28, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Loving the lamp!

    Homemade smoothie popsicle can really help with the heat when it's too warm to eat…

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic June 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I go to cafes with air conditioning and cold drinks; that usually helps.

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