Sunday, August 3, 2014

Blogging........ Outside?

One day last week, I decided to change my blogging work spot for the morning.  It was a beautiful day... not a normal hot and muggy summer day, but a cooler and very pleasant one. Usually I work inside at my desk and that works well, but this day, I just HAD to be outside. I took my laptop out... and found that the mouse does NOT work on the metal mesh table, so I had to have a mouse pad for that. Thankfully, one of my boys knew where one was.

I sat on the deck out near the gardens.... it was so nice and pleasant and I was eager to get a lot done. :) I had a cup of tea out there on that cool morning and I was ready to work!

Because of the brightness of the sun under the canopy, I had to squint to see the computer screen, but that still worked... because I was loving being outside. :)  Oh, it was SO nice.

I found that with the difficulty seeing the screen because of the glare.... and also because of the mouse issues...  AND because 5 of my kids joined me out on the deck to talk to me, I really didn't get as much done as I usually do in the same amount of time at my desk, so eventually I had to go back inside to work.

I haven't done that since... but it is tempting. Instead, I usually just walk through the gardens, work in them, or water them while I'm out there and go inside to work on the computer.  Still, it was a treat to be out there feeling the beautiful warmth of the sun on a cool morning, hearing the birds, seeing the flowers, and drinking tea............... and just visiting with my children.... I love doing that. :)  So, I'm so glad I did that, but I will probably work on computer work inside the house from now on......

Thank you for visiting my blog today. :)

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18 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had an awesome morning. I love doing work when I can outside. I found you via the Homemaking party today :-)

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    1. I did- so fun.... just not so good for getting things "done". :) Need to have time for both though, and I don't regret that morning. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  2. The greatest thing about laptops and writing you can go anywhere you want to be inspired!

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    1. That's true - except I haven't figured out how to be able to see the screen with the glare from the sun. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  3. Nice! I love being outside and every opportunity I have, I take the laptop out! Living in Ireland though, we don't always get such great weather ;) As I look out now, the rain is hitting my window! oh well! Enjoy your good weather!
    http://labellavidaaa.blogspot.ie

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    1. I do too, but my screen isn't bright enough to see very well with all of the bright sunlight. We had a lot of rain this week - over
      3 1/4" in 12 hours, so I wasn't out then, but loved the thunderstorm. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  4. That area is so pretty, I don't blame you for trying! :)

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    1. Thank you.... oh, it was so nice..... just not for blogging. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  5. I can see why it would be easy to be distracted out there. Lovely :)

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    1. It was.... especially after all the hot weather and then having a cooler beautiful day. Wonderful. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  6. what a great idea to blog in your beautiful backyard. Even though you did not get a lot of blogging done how great to spend time with your children!
    Thanks for linking up at Everyday Life Link Party!
    Kathy

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    1. It really was a great time w/ the kids... sometimes we each lunch out there.. or have gone out for a cup of tea and a snack.. and just talked... what a treasure those times are! :)

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  7. Working on my blog outside or just surfing the `net, sounds good to be outside. Too bad I still have a desktop.

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    1. A desktop would be hard to use outside! :) It is nice to be out, to enjoy what God has made. :)

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  8. Sounds like an adventure indeed! But how nice it was warm enough...not here yet. Love the chintz mug! Have a lovely week!
    Ruth

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    1. It was special. We are having ups and downs... from 80s.. back to daytime 50s. Enjoying it though. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  9. I've never blogged outdoors! I'm looking into getting a little keyboard for my tablet, so we'll see. You can bet I'll be having a cup of tea!

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    1. The cup of tea seems like a must have for such a time! :) I rarely blog outside anymore, but I do my photography and some thinking out there! Just too hard to see the computer screen outside. sigh.

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