Oh my gosh it has begun... summer in the habit. Each year it feels like that first summer all over again - hot, sticky, hot, uncomfortable, hot, tight, hot, exhausting, hot, disheveled... I could go on. Today was probably the hottest / most humid day so far this year. School was brutal. Imagine thirty, gross on a good day, middle schoolers all packed into a classroom without air conditioning. God knows I love them but they are full of hot air and can't keep themselves... to themselves!
This morning wasn't too bad with the fans on and the lights off. The kids were doing some science projects so I wasn't directly instructing them most of the time! This afternoon took a turn for the worse though and by the end of religion class - filled with questions on the state of Osama bin Laden's soul - I was exhausted! I thought... I'm grabbing my laptop and my books and going home! Usually, I stay in school for a while after and work but it was just so hot over there.
When I got back to the convent I grabbed a cold drink and started my three floor climb to my room. I never made it to the third floor. When I got to the second floor there was a whirlwind of curtains all over the place. They were hanging over the banister, over chairs, on the ironing board and my dear short sister was trying to hang them up. I happen to be quite a tall sister so I stopped to help her. Getting on a ladder and fighting with a metal rod was not what I had planned for the afternoon before prayers and dinner! Anyway, I did it.
After dinner I raced up to the third floor finally... it was like a victory lap. All I could think about was getting out of my hot and uncomfortable and now dirty holy habit and under the fan. Now here I am! The evening is cooling down a little but it feels like thunderstorms... which I love! I'm in the middle of writing the last set of progress reports of the year for my darlings in school and I'm content that summer is here and very soon... I'll get over that first hot summer day of the year in the holy habit!