Archive for November, 2010
‘Tis the season when more family gatherings take place. We tend to have more company this time of year. Do you need an extra seat to have handy that doesn’t take up very much space when not needed?
The Algoma Butterfly Chair may be your solution to this problem. It comes in seven different colors. You could even choose red and green if you wanted to really get in the holiday swing! It is lightweight and folds up to put in a closet or the attic if not needed. Chances are, you won’t want to store it too far away as you realize how often this handy chair is needed.
This year, give your loved ones something they need, will love, but often will not give themselves. The gift is relaxation. It can be obtained from sitting in a hammock swing or laying in a hammock.
The gift of relaxation shows them that you care about their well being and their health. With stress being one of the biggest causes of disease, it is important to take a little break each day, even for a few minutes. Your family and friends will benefit from this gift for years to come, and, possibly have more years because of it!
Santa, this year, please bring me an arc hammock stand. Please bring a nice, big, wooden stand that looks like an arc. They call these Arc hammock stands. I have found the perfect spot for it in my great room. This is the biggest room in my house.
I am bringing my hammock in out of the cold. I can’t live without it for the next four months! I want to place the stand off to the side of my great room, near the bookshelf! I can see the fireplace from here. I am dreaming of many happy, cozy memories this winter. If you can do this for me, Santa, I promise to be good all year!
If you live in an area where you it is getting colder and you know that you are not going to be able to use your hammock outside anymore this year. You have three choices, really. One, let it out over the winter, which is not advisable if you want it to last. Two, bring it in your house ( see Hammocks in the Home Parts 1-5). Third, store it in a dry place to preserve it for many years.
One of the most useful hammock accessories is the hammock storage bag. This is for the hammocks with a spreader bar. First, be sure hammock is dry. Then brush it off to remove any debris, leaves, etc. Next, roll it up with the end strings on the inside until completely rolled up. Then, place in bag and store in a dry place in garage, shed, mudroom, or the back of a closet. When you get it out next spring, you will be glad you took the effort to take care of your favorite relaxation piece!
Today is the biggest shopping day of the year. Stores open before the crack of dawn. Eager shoppers crawl out of their warm beds, after going to bed on a full stomach from a Thanksgiving feast the day before, to get the greatest deals. I prefer to sleep in on this day off, laying in bed reading when I wake up, then having breakfast and hot tea while still in my PJ’s. I just enjoy staying in my warm, cozy house.
Sure, I do love to shop too! But I don’t enjoy crowds or traffic and the price of gas is on the rise again. I can find everything I need and much more selection online, all while snuggled up on the couch with my laptop! I especially enjoy shopping for items that aren’t in the stores around here this time of year, such as a hammock!
To every thing there is a season. When your outdoor hammock season is over, it is best to store it unless you are bringing it in your home (see Hammocks in the Home Parts 1-5) best way to store your Mexican hammock, or any hammock without a spreader bar, when not in use or when finished with it for the season, is to hang it up by the end loops.
Hang both ends together on a hook or a nail, perhaps in your garage, or even the back of a closet would work fine. Keep the end loops away from the hammock to prevent tangles. First, be sure your hammock is dry. Then, store in a dry place to prevent mold. This will help preserve it for longer use and enjoyment.
I think what I miss the most, when summer is gone and we are deep into fall, is the daylight. It gets daylight later and dark earlier. The mornings now start with a thick, white frost on the grass. Some days it takes until lunchtime to warm up.
I don’t want to give up my quilted hammock! It looks so pretty covered with leaves. I feel like a kid again stomping through the leaves, then laying down right in them on my hammock! Winter may be on the way, but I am going to enjoy each day until then!
I spent a wonderful afternoon in my Mayan hammock today! I know my warm days are numbered here in the East. I spent the morning being productive with housework, paperwork, and even put dinner in the crock pot!
Then, this afternoon, when the sun was shining and it was unseasonably warm, I snuck out to my backyard (although I really didn’t need to sneak—I was the only one home!) and spent three hours relaxing! I read a book and took a nap. It was a wonderful treat on a beautiful day!
At this time of year in Pennsylvania, some of the trees are bare, while some still stand proudly, hanging onto beautiful yellow, orange, or red leaves. I just love the vivid colors of autumn!
This is when I savor an hour or two in the warmest part of the afternoon, swinging in my hammock chair! I just soak up the sun, easier now that the leaves are sparse, and inhale the smell of leaves in the fall! I am going to miss this but definitely am taking this chair in the house this winter. (See Hammocks in the Home Parts 1-5 for ideas)