No Slurpees here. I wanted one over these past few sizzling days.
So, I made one of my own. I had blueberries (from our garden), peach slices and seedless green grapes freezing in the freezer, but I didn’t use them all for the white sangria when Alka was here. So, I put some of each in the blender with some white grape juice and voila! Slurpee. HEALTHY Slurpee. Noms.
Apparently, it was hotter here than it ever has been in this area. It reached 38°C. Scorcher. Holy Moley! Aside from watering the plants, I stayed inside for most of the day. I tried to read out there, but all I did was sweat. And sweating when you’re just sitting is ridiculous. We all stayed indoors for most of the day. I used ice packs at my neck and feet to help cool down enough to sleep. Also ridiculous. : )
I don’t remember being this hot outside of Africa! Temperatures there did reach the low- to mid-40s, but at least at night it would rain and cool everything down. —Oh the rain there!! I loved the rain at night, the smell of it, the sound as it hit the roof and the sweltering ground. The storms were the best!!— I remember once I was going to walk to the local shop in Bloemfontein for a cool beverage with just my bare feet. I got across the grassy bits perfectly fine, but then I went tharn when I couldn’t seem to move off the scalding asphalt. Stunned with disbelief. I didn’t know if I should give up on the cool soda and return to the grass or hot-foot it across the remaining few steps. I, smartly, returned to get sandals and THEN get the icy goodness at the store. But I actually burned the soles of my feet on the black asphalt. Also ridiculous.