I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a
deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is learn. (A day late because I couldn’t think of anything, which is just silly.)
3 weeks in Arizona. Here are some things I’ve Learned.
- I really thought I knew what hot is. I was wrong. It’s hotter here than any place I’ve ever been. Including Uganda.
- When you ride your scooter 17 miles in the dark to your job and the air feels beautiful, it will NOT feel that way at 2:30 in the afternoon. It will feel like you’re riding in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. No. Really.
- Do NOT touch metal things in the afternoon.
- ALWAYS carry a bottle of water with you. Even if you think you aren’t going to need it. You will.
- Use Google Maps until you know where you are. If you don’t, you could find yourself on a road in the middle of nowhere. No gas station in sight. Running on empty. Just sayin’.
- Jumping cactus and bark scorpion.
- Do NOT stand outside in the dust storms. There is fungus in the dust that can kill you.
- Do NOT drive in the dust storms either. You won’t be able to see anything.
- Electricity is way less expensive than I thought it would be.
- The city of Phoenix has less than 2% Native American population.
- Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
Happy day after Friday!