I was so stupid yesterday.
We had cloud cover.
We had a cool breeze.
Ben and Herbie had their first walk at 6, and it was longer than usual. Because it was cooler than it has been for weeks.
Then Rufus was not up to a walk and Herbie wanted a longer walk again. All that young terrier energy.
We got home after 45 minutes.
It was still cloudy.
It was still breezy.
I could not settle to anything.
(here comes the stupid bit)
I went for a walk. Simples.
I was out for about an hour.
When I got back indoors I was really thirsty.
No probs, get a brew on.
Tea made and drunk.
Then I came over "all unnecessary" as an old friend used to say.
I was hot and cold, I actually shivered. My legs were wobbly, and so was the rest of me, I was very woozy, and not a drop of gin in sight.
I sat for a few minutes and then went to lie on the bed. My heart was racing and thumping and it was just a touch scary.
Then sleep hit me and I was out for the count for around 2 hours.
The first thing that I did on waking was to have a drink.
Looking back over the morning I realised that I had only drunk about a pint, 2 cups of tea and a coffee.
I had let myself get a little dehydrated, it was most unpleasant and I will try very hard not to let it happen again.
It was that fast and so easy. I usually drink plenty of water though the day, yesterday I was just revelling in the cooler day and dropped the ball.
What stands out in my mind is the number of people who were dog walking. Some were throwing balls for the dogs to chase, it may have been cooler but not enough for that.
I stopped to speak to a friend in the village who was off out, she had her baby in her arms and was standing in shade while her car engine was running. She had the air con running to cool the car down, she knew that the heat would have an adverse effect on the baby. She was visiting friends and had made certain that she could park the car in their garage. It would be easy to get the car cooled down for the journey back.
That made me aware of how quickly cars become little ovens and how there is minimal shade in supermarket car parks. I know that this amount of heat, over this length of time is rare, but we do have hot days.
The only supermarket car park with some deep shady spots that I can think of is Morrison's in Neath. I always park in the shade and there are always spaces free. This may be because they are the farthest away from the shop doors.
I had a brother in law who would ride round the car park to get as close to the doors as possible, he would have parked inside if he could have.
Anyway once I got back downstairs it was a glass of water while the kettle boiled and plenty more during the rest of the day.
Because of my afternoon sleep I was later to bed than usual. I watched that program about the man who makes microscopic miniatures. Am Az ing.
I was up at my usual time this morning and made sure to drink a glass of water while the kettle boiled.
Nothing planned for today, sewing to finish, decide on dinner, go through the fridges and make meal plan and shopping list.
The SO wants to give the walls another coat of paint in the utility room.
I would love to sit outside and knit for a while. I have moved a few things around and made a little knitting nook in a spot that is shady in the afternoon.
Ben is mooching around the house, I think that he is ready for a walk. Herbie is still snoozing in his bed, if I rattle the leads he will be awake and ready to go. We will be back before 7 and the day can begin.