It Happened!

It happened!  This was the week.  You never know when it is going to happen in Arizona.  All you know is that it will happen later than the rest of the country.  It is that morning you open the door and it actually feels the least little bit cool outside!  If you listen closely, you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief.   Every day since the middle of May, when you open your door in the morning, it has felt the same as when you open your oven door while cooking something at high temperatures.  And it started especially early this year.  It was 112 degrees in the middle of May.  That is not normal, even for us.  I liken summer here to running a marathon.  Although I have never run one, I imagine that this is what it feels like:  you just keep going and going and going and try to distract yourself from the misery and pain of it all because you know it will eventually be over, and then you will feel so happy in comparison that it makes it all worth it.  I am convinced this is the reason anyone would run a marathon.  After the marathon, your house can burn down with all of your photos, and you think, at least I’m not runnning a marathon.   That must be why they do it.  What other reason could there be?  And, I am wondering if, at least subconsciously, that is why we live in Arizona.  We know how happy surviving the summer makes us feel the rest of the year.  So, even though there are no acorns on the ground right now, even though we are not experiencing the thrill of seeing leaves of red, yellow, and orange as we drive around the city, or seeing our breath from the chill in the air, we Arizonans will be walking around with smiles on our faces through December.  Because, at least it’s not summer!


About Shari

My name is Shari, and I am an Arizona native and married mother of 3 who loves to cook and bake and figure out how to garden successfully in our suburban home in the desert. On this blog you will find a combination of savory and sweet recipes that have been tested by me, along with many tips to help you be successful. I hope you enjoy them! (
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One Response to It Happened!

  1. Kay says:

    I feel exactly the same way about the heat! It seems like it will never end, and then one day around the end of October, it just does and it’s such a great feeling.

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