Summer living

MickaC

Senior Member
Location
Manitoba, Canada
It's a hard call.....i live outside other than winter months....there are lots of places we can go, to enjoy the season, we just have to stop and think first, concerning our safety.....i know by the time we do that thinking process, our desire may have disappeared some.....lets do try to make efforts, and be out there in the great outdoors.....safely.
 

katlupe

Member
Location
NY
Yesterday, I rode "Jazzy" (my mobility chair) around a couple of blocks and through the park. I took pictures of the flowers and things I saw in the park so I could share them on my FB page. There were people on the streets and in the park on benches. Some eating lunch while reading in the park. For me, I feel being out in the fresh air and sunlight is essential for my immune system. I have always had to get outside. When I can't is when I might get in a funk, regardless of the season.
 

OneEyedDiva

Senior Member
Location
Nrw Jersey
I get a mild case of S.A.D. in winter but not in summer. I can't wait to go by the ocean. I see the light at the end of the tunnel now so I'm feeling hopeful. I told my son in the meantime, he needs to come and take me to somebody's park. We have a few in the area. I'll be looking forward to being able to take the relatively short train ride to the waterfront park again.
 

Aunt Marg

Granny Pantie Power!
Winter funk, yes, summer funk, not a chance.

The only thing these days that somewhat hinders me from enjoying even more outdoor time, is age. I can't go like I once used to... energy, stamina, etc, just isn't there like it used to be when I was younger, still, from spring until fall I can't get enough of going outside to garden and relax.
 

Ruth n Jersey

Well-known Member
During the summer months I just exist. I hate the heat and humidity,add that to having to wear a mask makes it even worse.
We have AC but it really doesn't do much for the humidity when I do my housework.
Spring and fall are my favorite seasons.
In the spring I get my garden going, mulch it well so all I really have to do during the summer is water when needed,stake and tie up a few plants and hopefully harvest my veggies and enjoy my flowers which I do in the evening.
I hate the routine work of weeding around the beds and trees.
Restaurants are open here but only for outside dining. The last thing I want to do is sit at a make shift table and chair on the hot sidewalk in front of a restaurant with grumpy waiters and waitresses dripping sweat all over my food.
I'd rather stay home and drip in my own plate ,at least I know it's mine.
 

katlupe

Member
Location
NY
I do not like summer when it heats up either. Usually July and August are the worst. I still try to get outside a bit daily if not too bad. I could use my rolling walker but in the heat, Jazzy (mobility chair) keeps me moving. I have been keeping my blinds down in the afternoon and the ac on cold. Tomorrow I will be spending the day at Sonny's house (BF) in the country. Cooler there and he has 3 air conditioners going at all times. He will be doing the cooking so I can just chill out. I find people don't understand when the heat bothers you so much you will turn down invitations to things because you don't want to leave home and sweat. But I do anyway (turn them down).
 
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Ruthanne

SF VIP
Location
Earth
I had been staying inside all the time since March and only taking my dog out for short walks and living in fear. So today for the first time since I got another car I went out grocery shopping and I felt so free and I felt really good even if I did have a mask on.



I think it takes Little Steps and a lot of thinking to go out again and do the things that we enjoy.
 

Myquest55

Member
Location
Happily in MAINE
We hate the heat and humidity too (which is why we moved to Maine) but even in Maine, summer hits us too. We have A/C in the living room and a fan in the bedroom window. I try to save my Christmas gift books to read when its too miserable to do much else. We've been out in the yard and garden on cooler days. We had plans to do several day excursions this year but... are staying home and staying healthy. Looking forward to fall now :)
 

moviequeen1

Well-known Member
Location
Buffalo,NY
I continue to take my 2-3 daily walks/day{weather permitting} wearing my mask and social distancing.The heat wave we just experienced this past wk did curtail my walking routine.My 1st walk of the day is early in morning when the temps are cool,mid morning when its not too hot.I don't like to stay inside not matter what the season is
Two friends Mary,Thora who live in same apt building started in April offering to take me on weekly 'road trips'.They both have known me for many yrs,know I don't drive.I've offered to pay for gas,they said'No' just enjoy my friendship/company.Mary&I have gone to these stores over the past couple of months Walgreens,Target,local grocery store,Price Rite,$ store.Two weeks ago we went to Kohl's which was wonderful
Thora&I usually go every Fri morning to bigger local grocery store,TOPS,since we both like the store
 

J-Kat

New Member
I've always been more of a homebody so needing to stay home is fine with me. I have two dogs for company, several options for streaming movies, etc., my computer and Kindle. I do go to the grocery store as needed. It's really hot here but it's the mosquitoes rather than the heat that is keeping indoors.
 

Em in Ohio

Senior Member
Location
OH HI OH
No summer funk ever, though I am not heat tolerant when working outdoors - but I'm getting better. My friend gave me a kiddy pool and her old Roku and Echo Dot - I feel like a rich person now and decided to have a stay-cation in my back yard. Daily dips in the pool with a cheap paperback book, sixties music, and a movie or tv show that I can't see on Netflix when I dry off. The neighbor's dog is on a lead that's long enough to reach into my yard, so we get to spend quality time together, too. Life is good!
 

Keesha

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I get a mild case of S.A.D. in winter but not in summer. I can't wait to go by the ocean. I see the light at the end of the tunnel now so I'm feeling hopeful. I told my son in the meantime, he needs to come and take me to somebody's park. We have a few in the area. I'll be looking forward to being able to take the relatively short train ride to the waterfront park again.
I get that every winter too. It sucks.
Anyway I hope you get to go to the waterfront park. Being in and around water is so soothing. I highly suggest to anyone to go on a picnic and sit with nature for as long as you can. Pick a lake, pond, river, waterfall and take some great food and cold beverages. You’ll have a great time.
 

Pepper

Senior Member
Location
NYC
If I had a backyard, or a balcony, like I used to, I would be very happy. As it is, if I don't feel like walking but just want to be outside I take a beach chair and sit on the sidewalk. I'm very sociable and talk with my neighbors. I would rather have a backyard or a balcony, so for those of you who do, consider yourselves blessed. :cool:
 


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