I'm baking ATM just did the ugliest thing to some large windows on the back of my house since that's where the afternoon heat is worse. I used tinfoil I need a better solution that is easier on the eyes but it seems to be helping!
Wal-Mart carries a hotel type of curtain that has a heavy liner to block the sun and heat. I don't recall the brand name, but we have them on the sunny side of the house, and for $9 each they are well worth the money. And they are long enough for sliding glass doors.
I also put these under my room darkening curtains because my home faces west and gets all of the afternoon sun. You reverse these so that one side is out in the summer, and switch it around in the winter.
I made soup today for the first time! I have a cold, so the warmth was awesome. I put zucchini, onion, tomatoes, garlic, rice, some leftover mixed veggies I had, and ground turkey in the crock pot with water, chicken broth, and chicken bullion and let it cook! It was great. :)
Then I taught Zumba. All in all, a pretty satisfying day, I think.
We haven't been able to swim with the little one having been sick with a head cold. But I'm swimming early tomorrow morning and can't wait!! If I get my swim on that means I don't have to walk in the heat!!!
NO!!!! and the snake incident was just a freak happening....Been pulling weeds for the past few days and there aren't even any lizards, let alone snakes....Think our neighborhood roadrunner has been feasting....