Long time no blog! I am using this time of quarantine as a way to get reacquainted with the wonderful habit of journaling and blogging with a first person voice, keeping you and me entertained in the process. You may feel like you have missed a few episodes, or rather a whole season! I will try to catch up as we go. In the meanwhile, stay safe and wash your hands 🙂
The past couple of days, we have been enjoying some sun, as San Diego reopened the beaches and my husband is on leave for the week. It has me realize though that my exposure to the sun is much different than what it used to be in Guatemala.
Down there, I have many places I can hang out in the shade, and I purposefully avoid the sun most of the day. I wake up with it, around 6-630am, and immediately go on a walk with my dogs. We come back before 8am, and then only go outside for swims.
The rest of the time, I have a terrace that is shaded and full of plants for added protection, a deck on the water to read a book in the hammock, and my bedroom has thick 15 inch walls that keep the inside cool.
Here we are facing North with the RV, if we were to drive away. So one side faces East, gets the morning sun, and has an awning that isn’t of much use until noon, when the sun is on the other side anyway, and in the afternoon, the side that is West is the one with most windows, including in the bedroom, that makes siesta unbearable unless there is a nice breeze.
We do most walks mid morning or mid afternoon, and today I am starting to feel a little burn on my shoulders, as I used a tank top for the first time in a while.
My husband’s head is peeling from going out without a cap yesterday :/
Another thing I am not used to is the reflected heat from the pavement, on roads and the RV park. It gets hot!
I try to hang outside more, but can’t see my computer screen if it’s too bright, or even read a book comfortably.
Sunscreen is becoming more of a habit, when in Guatemala it was just about getting no sun at all.
There is too much of a good thing, but I have to admit that I love getting some sun, it lifts my mood, relaxes me, and going through quarantine without it would be hard.
Having more options of beaches to go to has been great, people are being responsible in San Diego so there is no threat for them to close unless the governor closes all California coasts… Fingers crossed and wear sunscreen too!