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 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 your 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 non-dairy 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


Published by Karen Furman

Philosophy = Your home should be organized so you know where things are, to the degree that you feel relaxed and not stressed in your space. Method = A combination of Marie Kondo + FlyLady + my own style. YOU make the decisions. YOU decide what to keep and not to keep. I help provide clarity. Attitude = Positive, enthusiastic, non-judgmental

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