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Inside or Out?

Inside or Out?

Living in the Northeast allows me to experience all four seasons. I enjoy all four seasons, but do tend to look forward to the days when more time can be spent outdoors in warm, sunny weather. Which has me thinking …inside or out?

While heading outdoors is a welcomed opportunity to get some fresh air and soak up some vitamin D, it also provides me with a list of chores that have to be done outside as well as in. Weeding, mulching, mowing, and weeding some more keep me busy this time of year. It’s a lot of work but when I think about it, I’d much prefer to do the outside work than inside.

Then there’s the first night it’s warm enough to eat outside on the patio. As the spring and summer progress, the “outside or in” question about where we are eating becomes a daily ritual. Sometimes it is too hot to eat outside, and other times the bugs are too hungry to enjoy eating outdoors, but it’s always a refreshing way to shake up the normal dinner routine. Sometimes packing the occasional picnic dinner provides even more outdoor enjoyment.

And then there’s the gym — go workout inside where the machines keep track of how much time and how many calories you burn, or go take a run outdoors at the local park?  Yup you guessed it, unless it’s really hot and humid or raining, I’d much prefer the outdoor run to the inside treadmill.

Now grant it, a few of our Farmers’ Almanac associates work in the very warm southeast, so by the time I head outdoors to partake in some outside activity, he may be heading indoors to cool off and escape the very hot weather. But wherever you live, I’m sure there’s a time of year where being outdoors is just such a better way to spend some time.

Indoors or out? Where do you prefer to eat your meals or spend your time? Which season is best for spending time outdoors for you?

2 comments

1 Wanda { 05.16.12 at 9:25 pm }

You got that right! The very warm southeast. Summers are too hot to spend too much time outdoors. In Florida our winters are warm compared to my family that lives up in NC which was where I used to live. It will be freezing cold there and nice and pretty down here so thats the time to be outdoors in Florida but I still need a light jacket believe it or not because temps dip down in the 30s and 40s quite often. Advice: Dont go outside in the summer time down here. You will burn up!! believe you me i wish i was still in NC when summers were cooler and more bearable!

2 Lauren { 05.16.12 at 3:34 pm }

Each of the four seasons have something to offer. In Virginia we have all four seasons as well. I love spending time outdoors, having cookouts, eating outside on our back porch! How I just love the summer time. Eversince April left I was finally able to enjoy some warmth outside. The hot sun feels great this time of year (as long as im not getting burnt) I used to live 10 mins away from New Jersey a couple of years back but everything is the same!

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