August is well known for sweltering hot days. Around this little place here, we get sweltering hot usually interspersed with pop-up thunderstorms. Both of which make getting outdoor work done kind of difficult from time to time.
So, if you find yourself in either a day so hot that it makes you pour sweat while you are buck naked sitting still, or a day that is raining so hard working outdoors would be like trying to garden or do yard work in your bathroom shower, take advantage of the situation. Take a break. Do a puzzle.
I love puzzles. I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn't do puzzles. Picture puzzles. Word puzzles. Number puzzles. Even those puzzles that are sentences or quotes that have been put into a code.
I just love puzzles. My kids, too, like to do a variety of puzzles.
As a result, we have jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, word-searches, Sudoku, logic puzzles, etc at our house. Perfect for grabbing on a day that is too hot, or too rainy, to get anything done outside. Better for your brain than watching TV or a DVD.
This week I challenge you to choose some sort of puzzle, take advantage of a day (or evening) with sticky, oven-like temperatures, or a deluge of rain, and sit down for a while. Do a puzzle. Exercise your brain instead of breaking a sweat.