Either way, I'm coping. I adore the bright light outside at 8 pm. I adore the soothing hum of our air conditioner that sways the giant elephant ears out back. I adore this little multicolor succulent, the newest addition to our patio plant family.
I also adore swimming. And since we don't have a pool, I'm considering buying a plastic kiddie pool to sit cross legged in on the weekends. How's that for a mental image?