It was a relatively cool day but I still took my friend up on her invitation to spend some time down at her lakeside property.
At first, we were hoping it would be warm enough for swimming or rafting but it wasn’t.
Yes, it was one of the first days where the temperature hit 70 degrees this year. However, the water was still under 50 degrees and there was no way I was going in it. So, instead, we sat around fishing, reading, and talking until sunset. Then we had a big campfire. By the end of the day I was exhausted and happy to go to my own home. It wasn’t until I started driving home that I realized I was feeling very hot. At first I thought it was because it had gotten chilly outside. But, when I got home, I noticed that I had a terrible sunburn. It was all over my arms, legs, and face. I thought it was too cool and overcast for sunburns. Boy was I wrong! My whole body felt like it was on fire and I felt nauseous. Thankfully my home has an excellent cooling system. I felt a bit silly turning on my air conditioner as the temperature dropped outside but I didn’t have a choice. I sat in front of my air conditioner vent on the couch and quickly fell asleep. The cool air felt so nice and refreshing against my sunburn. I didn’t wake up until morning. I woke up then because I was freezing cold. I still had a sunburn but it wasn’t burning hot anymore. The air conditioner took care of that for me. I also no longer felt sick to my stomach.