The Aliyah Files #23: Summer is Sizzling. Stay Hydrated!

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

 

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