One Drawing Sunday- Sunny sun

illustrated smiling sun
©Mia Salminen

Summer is here and so is the heat which I hate. I wish I could have a siesta for the whole summer until it’s cold again. Having a sunny sun is fine but too much is too much. Especially when it’s hot. Heat also makes people’s brain soft and stupidity is among us. Just because we have a cold winter it doesn’t mean you have to act like an idiot when the summer comes. But if you want to die young, just go ahead. I only wish this heat would be over but right now it feels forever.

Summer bloom in Finland

white evergreen rose
White Evergreen Rose by ©Mia Salminen

Summer is coming to Finland or it’s actually here already. Today (May 26) it was over 20 celsius outside. People wearing shorts but they probably would anyway even if it wasn’t. Brave little folks, they are. The most irritating thing about this summer talk is the media bragging about how hot it’s gonna get soon. Well, I don’t want it and it’s not lovely at all. You can shove it up there with your heat records. I hate the word ‘helle‘, which means ‘heat‘ in Finnish. Every year it’s the same praising like that’s something new. There has always been warm weather here at this time of year. Maybe people forget so they need a reminder. I rather not hear about it, thank you very much.

Summer has it’s downsides but also good things. One of them is a bloom in a lot of places. Flowers, plants or whatever you want to call it. Also, there will be leaves on the trees so when it’s hot, there are shadows where you can go under. Summer used to be my favourite season but not so much anymore. When you’re a kid, things are different. At least you don’t have to feel cold. Summers would be nice if it wasn’t hot and the media wouldn’t go on about how lovely it is. If it rained all summer I wouldn’t care. I would welcome it. Without water, there wouldn’t be any blooms anywhere so people should stop being so morose when it rains.

Next week it’s my birthday (June 2) so after that, the Autumn can come. Nothing would matter after that. This summer will be different though because then I’ll be in my part-time job. If and when I go back next week. Then there is the 2 week summer holiday which I never had. Except in school but that was different then. I’ve been in a job in summer before but then that wasn’t a paid job. Holidays are just a time when you don’t have to go to work. It’s like being unemployed but you get paid for it. There won’t be much travelling this summer anyway. It would be nice to go somewhere but this summer you can’t. I wouldn’t even want to as long as the coronavirus is going on. It’s better to stay home than get infected. Either way, there will be a bloom everywhere that will keep our spirits up.

Awkwardly disappeared

sunset in train station

No, I haven’t awkwardly disappeared. I’ve just been “busy” Well, doing other things than writing a blog. Like writing fan fiction or being outside. It’s been really hot here which is awkward at this time of year. It’s called ‘helle’ an annoying word in Finnish. It means heat, over 25 Celsius. I can’t understand why someone can love something that hot. Don’t people sweat at all? If it’s that hot in May, then June and July must be cooler. At least I hope so. Heat makes me annoyed and my skin itch like hell because of the sweat. If it at least would be some wind, then I could handle it. I wish I could just disappear somewhere until the heatwave is gone. Those irritated weather broadcasters. They are like everyone likes hot weather. Even the word ‘helle’ says it all. Hell. From 20 to 22 celsius is enough. But 25 or over, no thank you. We already had 29 celsius and I hated it even if there was some wind.

The problem with hot weather is the nights. You want to keep the window open but then those selfish smokers wake up in the middle of the night to spread their poisonous smells around. They do that on their balconies during the day too. Party poopers. If that’s not it, then it’s someone walking by and talking loudly. Luckily there haven’t been nights like that yet. I’m really don’t look forward to those hot nights. At least this kind of weather will disappear and it doesn’t last forever. Finland has a long winter so this May weather is not all awkward. It’s lighter outside much longer so Finns are happier too.