One of the things I have learned over the past (ugh) year is that humans need to go outside sometimes, and that those of us who have a yard, a patio, a balcony, a fire escape, or a deck are very fortunate. When the pandemic started, I spent my feelings on stuff for my patio, since I knew I’d be spending a lot of time out there, and it was one of the few Maybe This Will Make Me Feel Better!!! purchases that actually worked — probably because being able to be outside¬†did make me feel better.¬† And, for what it’s worth, I still very much endorse my Fake Grass Rugs, and my canvas deck chairs from The Inside. (I just need their little ottomans to come back in stock!) I’m going to round up some cute stuff for your outside space — or even your window sill! — but I’d also love to hear whatever you most recommend from your own desk/yard/patio situation for maximum human enjoyment. (And, to be honest, I really want one of you to buy this one-person inflatable hot tub.) (Also, should I buy some of these teeny tiny tomatoes? Do I have it in me to go to war with the squirrels over my tomatoes again this year?)


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