Everyone I run into today just keeps going on and on about how warm it is.
Sorry, friends, but while the temperature is absolutely warmer than what it has been recently, it is by no means WARM yet.
I don't mean to complain, really, I don't. I am without a doubt enjoying todays higher than recent temperatures. I just LOVE all the sunlight pouring in through through my windows. I bask in all that healthy vitamin D raining down on us. It has made it that much easier to get up go about doing my chores today. The extra energy I have may even allow me to get some outdoor exercise today.
But I will still have to be bundling up when I go out because its not yet warm!
Warm to me means temperatures in the low 80s. And a day is not warn until it can reach and maintain those temperatures for the majority of the sunlight hours.
In fact, I am not really happy until we break 95. Yes, it requires a but more preparation, like water source and proper sunscreen, but it is so worth the effort. When summer comes, you will find me outdoors just as soon as my chores allow for it. I spend time working in my flower or vegetable garden. I spend time clearing the underbrush in our woods. I spend time reading out on the pool-room deck or front porch. I ride my bicycle to Carterville, Carthage, or Pittsburg. I run around our neighborhood. I grab my children and we pedal our way to the creek to spend the day. I sit in the sky chair or in the hammock, just watching the hawks hunt in our yard. I nap in the backyard to soak up the rays.
I can't wait for summer to get here.