Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Blues

I don't remember being this miserable last summer in Cairo. The heat seems to be draining me of my energy this year. I have adjusted my schedule accordingly - stay up all night and sleep all day. I can't get motivated to do anything. I'm just not used to this. Back in the States I was pretty much an outdoors person. Now I just stay in the air conditioner all day. I miss being outside, but just can't deal with this heat. Good thing I am heading to Florida in 3 weeks - out of the heat and into the humidity!

Is anyone else having this problem or just me?


  1. I had this problem when I was in Egypt. Especially in August. Thank God I didn´t have children yet, how is that, may I ask? I stayed up all night, went to sleep at 6 o´clock and woke up at 18.00. I did absolutely nothing but sleep, watch TV and walk to GAD for dinner with my husband. Wow we were so lazy...but the heat does that to you!

  2. I'm just back from the US and was again surprised (this happens every year) at how much better the dry heat here feels than the heat/humidity there. Then again, the US is having a pretty cool summer, which was lovely (though I think Florida might be exempt!).

    Do you have any friends with a pool?

  3. I also hate this heat but you manage when you have to. We do go out for a walk almost every day, we start our walking around 7 pm and will be back 9.30 pm. So quite a long walk even. We are sweating a lot (as you can guess) but going out keeps me sane. I just can't sit inside it makes me depressed in the long run. Sometimes when you walk you feel like there is not much air, not pleasant but you feel happy afterwards that you have done a walk :)

    Also during daytime you can go "out" have coffee somewhere indoors.

  4. Oh, forgot to say that we pretty much have to have a normal day routine because of our son. And I notice already that he gets bored at home so we must go out. It becomes even more important when he is growing up, toddlers get easily bored when staying home for too long ;)

  5. My kids and dog keep me on a mostly normal schedule, too. Key for me is not staying up late, but getting outside early. I'm not always successful though--I just took the dog for his first real walk of the day at 11am.