Summer Sunday

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Summer Sunday
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Sun, 07-07-2013 - 8:28am

1. Do you/so/spouse have to go back to work tomorrow? Frown

2. Sunday plans?

3. Sunscreen: None, 15/30, higher?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 5:36pm

<<I have to admit, I'm on Team Rollmops on this one.  I don't deliberately SIT in the sun in temps exceeding 65 degrees.  I do go outside in the sun--it's inevitable when I have to mow or do other things.  But I have to be moving and doing things to tolerate it, and seriously, if I have the ability, I will move whatever activity that needs doing to the shade (either of the covered patio off the kitchen door or under the maple trees in the back yard) whenever possible.

The idea of deliberately sitting in the sun and sweating doesn't sound even remotely appealing.

That said, there's nothing I love more than pulling out my chaisse lounger to the backyard under the maples, bringing out a glass of ice water or tea and taking a nap in the breeze.  Even in 90 degree weather.  I was outside a lot this past weekend--I had the table saw and a workbench (from sawhorses and some lumber) for my jig saw so I could complete the sewing room.  It was all set up in the shade and towards the later half of the afternoon on Saturday, I moved the table saw and work bench twice to follow the shade.>>

Thankfully we have a lot of shade in our yard, the pool is mostly in the sun though...but I get a lot of my sun at events, being out and about during the day and afternoon.  I wish more fields would have shade but good quality shade is often very few and far between.  I always carry an umbrella for sun and rain.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 5:43pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
Thankfully we have a lot of shade in our yard, the pool is mostly in the sun though...but I get a lot of my sun at events, being out and about during the day and afternoon.  I wish more fields would have shade but good quality shade is often very few and far between.  I always carry an umbrella for sun and rain.</p>

My backyard is the same way, except it's missing the pool :D  But my front yard is agony--almost completely full sunshine and nearly all day.  I always mow the front first--the idea being I get rewarded with the shade of the backyard afterward :)  Well, I take that back, I do get early morning shade in the front from the trees across the street, but by the time it's late enough to mow (after 9am), that shade is long gone and I've only the dogwood for shade--so about 1/5 of the front yard.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 6:44pm

I have never had a desire to be outside just to be outside.  I have to have a reason to be outside.   But my time outside does add up.  I bike for about 1/2 hour most work day mornings.  On weekend days, sometimes one sometime both I ride my bike or walk 1-2 hours.   I live about a mile from downtown so if I have errands there I usually walk. 

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 7:09pm

I have never had a desire to be outside just to be outside.  I have to have a reason to be outside.   But my time outside does add up.  I bike for about 1/2 hour most work day mornings.  On weekend days, sometimes one sometime both I ride my bike or walk 1-2 hours.   I live about a mile from downtown so if I have errands there I usually walk

After working inside for so many years and now being inside for 7 hours, I LOVE going outside as much as I can. 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 7:19pm

">After working inside for so many years and now being inside for 7 hours, I LOVE going outside as much as I can. </span></strong></p>[/quote]

I spend my work days in a non-air conditioned stock room in Texas.  I enjoy air-conditioning when not at work. 

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 7:31pm

>After working inside for so many years and now being inside for 7 hours, I LOVE going outside as much as I can. </span></strong></p>[/quote]

I spend my work days in a non-air conditioned stock room in Texas.  I enjoy air-conditioning when not at work.

Yeah, I can see that. But what about on nice days that AC is not needed? I can't WAIT to get outside and enjoy it.

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Mon, 07-08-2013 - 7:34pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">I have never had a desire to be outside just to be outside.  I have to have a reason to be outside.   But my time outside does add up.  I bike for about 1/2 hour most work day mornings.  On weekend days, sometimes one sometime both I ride my bike or walk 1-2 hours.   </span><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">I live about a mile from downtown so if I have errands there I usually walk.  </span></p>

Ah, but you see ... my reason to be outside is to relax and enjoy the sunshine. :)    But I do need a pool (or other cooling off option) while I"m out there.   I tend to sit and bake for about 30 min, jump in the pool for about 10, bake for about 30, repeat, repeat, repeat ....

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 7:34pm
I like being outdoors but not necessarily in the sun. I usually work in my flower garden about 45-60 minutes in the morning, before 7 am; then I walk the dogs for about 20-30 mins. every night after dark. I am trying to get in the habit of an afternoon walk of a mike of so on campus but I haven't really made that a habit yet. I did get a little color while on vacation but not much. I can't imagine tanning on purpose nowadays.
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Registered: 03-27-2013
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 7:39pm

 I can't imagine tanning on purpose nowadays.

Maybe you should tell that to the millions of people that lay out to get a tan or go to a tanning salon to get one. The populiarty of a tan has not faded. 

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 7:47pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px"> I can't imagine tanning on purpose nowadays.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Maybe you should tell that to the millions of people that lay out to get a tan or go to a tanning salon to get one. The populiarty of a tan has not faded. </span></span></strong></p>

Just because there are lots of stupid (know the dangers and do it anyway) and ignorant (don't know the dangers) people in the world doesn't make sun tanning sensible.

I love being outdoors, but that doesn't mean I'm going to hand myself over as cancer's bitsch. If you want to, have at.  Nobody's stopping you.

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