Sun worshipping has begun!

@CRK109 (14465)
United States
May 18, 2016 2:23pm CST
I came home a while ago from running errands and was a little surprised to see two of our residents in the side yard with their beach chairs in the sun, just basking! It is a beautiful day here and I guess I wasn't prepared for the sun worshipping to begin so soon! But it's almost Memorial Day so I really should not be surprised. I'm hoping to get out there myself over the weekend. Oh, not to sit in the sun and bake. That's for people unafraid of skin cancer. I'll find a spot in the shade to sit and read and get some fresh air. We have beautiful grounds here and I want to begin taking advantage of the area. Do you sit outside much? In the sun or not? -Claudia- image from pixabay
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@MALUSE (40229)
• Germany
18 May 16
I avoid direct sunshine.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 May 16
I do, too. It's so dangerous.
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• United States
18 May 16
they'd be covered'n goose pimples 'n shiverin' here the past few days, lol. 'tis been quite dreary, with bitter cold winds'n barely a glimpse'f sunshine. when the weather allows, i'm mostly outdoors. not sittin' 'n the sun, i get more'n plenty'f that workin' with the horses, tendin' the grounds (when i can) 'n putterin' 'round the garden.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 May 16
Yes, somehow I can see you just laying around in the sun! lol
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• United States
19 May 16
@CRK109 sure, whilst eatin' bon bons 'n waitin' fer the cabana fella to fetch me a frozen strawberry margarita :D
@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 May 16
It's a beautiful day here as well. I haven't seen any sun worshipers yet, but I'm sure there are some around.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 May 16
Yes once I took a good look at the calendar, I realized it's not as early as I'd imagined! lol
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May 16
@CRK109 The middle of May. Another week and we'll have Memorial Day.
@Corbin5 (106510)
• United States
18 May 16
My husband had the idea, to which I objected, to have an in ground pool installed in the backyard of our last home. Heck, I did not even know how to swim, but my son was age 10 and taught his mom how to swim. I am fair-skinned so I used sunblock 50, which goes on like glue, when I floated on the raft and read book after book. I did enjoy the pool since my skin was well-protected, but the pool was a lot of work and expensive to maintain. Usually, bad burns in childhood lead to sun cancer for so many, but luckily, I never sunbathed as a kid and never had a serious burn.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 May 16
wow that sounds like heaven to me! I have had many serious burns to my skin when I was younger. My sister had olive skin but mine is white so I stay out of the sun. But if I'd had a pool, I would have poured on the sun block and spent my time in the water!
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@Corbin5 (106510)
• United States
19 May 16
@CRK109 I was fortunate to have many summer days free due to being a teacher. Float and read was a dream come true!
@JudyEv (123352)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 May 16
I sit outside but mostly in the shade - and certainly always with a hat and I take good care not to get sunburnt.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 May 16
Hats are wonderful outside. I have some great sunblock and I need to buy more now that I'm going to be heading outside more.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
18 May 16
I do garden in the sun or shade, depending. I used to love sunbathing on the beach (younger days of course)
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 May 16
Yes, those were the days. No more, however! lol
@DianneN (78467)
• United States
18 May 16
I've been out already to maintain my Florida tan, but always wear sunblock. I grew up on the beaches of CT and we put in a beautiful pool in our other house. When we moved, we joined a country club, a beach club, and another beach club. And you wonder why we bought a condo in South Florida! Lol! Nuff said! Enjoy your lovely new grounds. Those beaches in Rhode Island are awesome!
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 May 16
Yes, we do have some lovely beaches here and I love visiting them. I know of some wonderful restaurants right on the water that have outside dining and I'm already beginning to make plans to visit some of them during the daytime to take advantage of this great weather.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
18 May 16
I don't sit too much as I'm usually busy gardening when I'm outside - but my husband sits in his chair and watches me! I'm glad that you have somewhere where you can get some fresh air.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 May 16
Gardening is wonderful to do in the nice weather. I'm going to enjoy being outside again. I don't think I went out at all last year.
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@amadeo (65973)
• United States
18 May 16
I sit out in the sun at times.Not too often for I had my fill of the tan and sunburn when younger. Now I am very careful about it.Yes,I do use sunscreen higher than forty
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
19 May 16
Sunscreen is so important and it allows me to be in the sun a little bit. But I'm not looking for a tan the way I used to. I've learned my lesson!
@peavey (16618)
• United States
18 May 16
I don't sit outside as much as I would like to, for various reasons, but when I do, I sit in the sun, unless it's really hot.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 May 16
my sister was a true sun worshipper. She would go out there in the morning and only come inside to get some iced tea or to use the rest room. And then she was right back out in the sun! lol
@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
18 May 16
I don't sit in the sun. I get most of my sun from working in the garden.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
18 May 16
Gardening is a great way to be outside. I did that for years, too, and loved every second of it!