The Olim Files #23: Summer Sizzle

Baby, it’s hot outside.  Maybe not fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot but hot enough that I thank the Almighty that air conditioning was invented and grateful ours works.  Regardless if one is having fun in the sun or chillaxing indoors with a mazgan (air conditioner) I have one word of advice : DRINK!

I should clarify: DRINK WATER. Skip the caffeine and the alcoholic beverages for now and take heed. It is CRUCIAL to stay hydrated.  Even if you don’t think you’re thirsty, drink anyway because dehydration can happen very quickly.

Keep you kids and your pets hydrated too.  Kids like shlookim (plural of shlook, ice pop) and artikim (plural of art-teek like ‘arctic’, Popsicle).  BTW big kids aka adults like them too…  One thing to note about shlookim: one opens the plastic wrapping by ripping a hole with your teeth.  Don’t ask… It is a very Israeli thing to do and I have yet to master the technique hence I use scissors.

Here’s a refresher (no pun intended) of other hydrating substances: juice, watermelon and other summer fruits, cucumbers, tomatoes, sorbet, and ice cream.  Happily I can proclaim Ben & Jerry’s is readily available and I’ve seen both dairy and nondairy options.

So no matter where you hail from originally drink your water, WADder, WOOtah WAHtah Mayim, agua, eau and stay hydrated!

Karen, The Klutter Koach

July 8, 2018

Have you missed any of The OLIM FILES?

#22 Time is Relative

#21 The Ultimate in De-cluttering Part IV

#20 Tu B’Shevat and Midterm Report Cards

#19 Healthy Eating on a Budget

#18 Welcome to Israel!

#17 Ditch the Warehouse Club Mentality

#16 Over-the-Counter-Medication

#15 What to Buy as Soon as You Get Off the Plane

#14 Essential Hebrew Part II

#13 Essential Hebrew Part I

#12 Color and Home Decorating

#11 S’more, Meet Krembo

#10 Pumpkin-Spiced Latte

#9 The First Week of School

#8    The Illustrated Guide to School Supplies

#7  To Bring, or Not to Bring- That is the Question

#6 Making Pesach in Israel

#5  Doors, Light Switches,Toilets and Other Oddities of Your New Home

#4 Small Appliances

#3 Israeli Closets

#2 Cleaning Products

#1 Housekeeping 101 in Israel

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