>Hot Hot Heat

>If you’ve been keeping up with East Coast weather, you’ll know that we’re going through one of the hottest weeks of the year. Temperatures have been keeping steady (at least in Philadelphia) at 100 degrees. To be honest, it’s been miserable. It starts to get really really hot early in the morning, like at 8am. I went to an early market flea market with my sisters and mother on Tuesday and it was incredibly uncomfortable. We were dripping at like 9am. Crazy.

Anyways, in the midst of this. The air conditioner at my parents’ house decided to have an untimely (literally!) death. Not only is it a million degrees outside, it’s the same inside. But this time, the heat gets trapped and sticks around after everything has cooled down in the evening. Let’s just put it this way, I’ve been spending a lot of time away from the house. Starbucks, Target runs, Library, etc. I’ll do anything to beat the heat. Fortunately, someone should be coming by tomorrow to fix everything up. I’m very happy and thankful for that because some dear friends of the family are coming over for dinner tomorrow. Dr. Gross and his wife have ministered to my family for many years, pastoring a church that we were members at for a long long time. I’ve learned so many wonderful lessons and gospel truths from him. The Lord has been so kind to sovereignly place so many wonderfully compassionate and passionate teachers in my life. I feel spoiled with the gospel! What a wonderful blessing!
I leave very soon for my study abroad trip to England. In preparation for my trip, I’ve been reading all the Shakespeare texts. I’m in the middle of seven plays. That’s right. Seven. But to tell you the truth, it’s awesome. I’m doing so much reading and my brain isn’t turning into “summer mush”. I’m so excited to see England and Paris. I’ve already been to Paris but England is a totally new experience for me. I do have the horrible feeling that the food isn’t going to be up to par so I’ll make up for it when I’m in Paris. Awesome.
Any suggestions on what else I should be reading this summer? I’m open to suggestions!

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