Lately the summer heat has been way too stifling. I can barely stand being in my room for long because it’s unbearably hot. Add to that the fact that my bed is right under the windows in my room, which happens to be at the side where the sun sets. by around 3-4 pm, I get the full brunt of the summer sun. So lately, Bubba and I have been spending time out in the garden under the trees where there is some semblance of a breeze. I’m lucky my house has a pretty large garden so it helps cool the place, even just a little bit. However, because of Bubba’s playfulness, plus my brothers’ love for soccer, I can’t do much with the garden in terms of putting up lots of outdoor décor , light fixtures and even potted plants. Before, we used to have very nice lampposts around the perimeter fence but a lot of them have either gotten rusty or were broken by my the boys playing soccer. Bubba also plays a lot of catch and digs around the garden so whatever we would put or install ends up as a new plaything for him. One thing, however, that we’ve managed to do for the garden is to install hammocks under the trees. I wish though that I had one of those swivel garden umbrellas and a garden swing where I can sit with my laptop and just enjoy the breeze. Then again, I’d need a new laptop for that too since my lappy’s battery has gone kaput!