A battle of the sun

In between whining about being the only one home to clean and do the laundry, I spent some time sitting outside. With a super busy summer so far plus lots of rain, I haven’t had much time to be out in the sun. One of my favorite things to do is sit outside an sweat. I think this comes from my love of AAU softball, which is very much a summer game. I’ve played plenty of games in 100 plus degrees. When I’m having a bad day, the sun can make my troubles go away. Today, I needed a little sunshine to boost my spirits.

Unfortunately, I’m not made for the sun. My complextion and the sun get along too well. I’m used to sunscreen and I’m used to sunburns. I try to use the former often so I don’t experience the latter too often.

Today, I didn’t put sunscreen on because I expected Maximus to wake up from a nap as soon as I got out there. To my surprise I sat outside reading a book for an hour! (And Maximus took a FOUR HOUR nap!)

20110619-092124.jpg

My thighs got the brunt of the burn. It’s not the worst I’ve gotten, but I can still feel the burn when I’m not doing anything. My arms got a little pink but I can feel them. And my belly got even less pink as it wasn’t exposed very long. I’m surprised that the lower portion of my legs didn’t get pink at all. I’ll never understand the power of the sun!

I hope your weekend ended on a good note, like mine.

Advertisements
A battle of the sun

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s