I like to hang out in the shade with neighbor friends while the kids are in the little pool we placed in the shade! I also LOVE the pool and swimming, but with a 5 yo and a baby, I do not get much of a chance just for me to swim. Mostly it is just holding someone!
I also LOVE my Central air, but my husband and I fight over the temperature, I am cold at anything under 76 degrees, while he views that as not even having the house air conditioned! I think it is better for the environment not have it set so low as well, but we'll see who wins the argument. Mostly, I just turn it up when he is not looking!