|THIS is what suddenly came up.|
And then I have this rambling tangent problem, so everything takes 10 x's as long as it should. What was I talking about? OH YEAH.
FTSF or Finish The Sentence Friday. Click there to link up. You read the prompt and share your thoughts.
The prompt is:
"It's bathing suit season, and to prepare I..."
This is how I immediately finished that sentence on 5/17 when I saw it:
"...made hot chocolate and dug out a sweatshirt, because Friday (5/16) in Chicago we had SNOW."
There's more to it than that, though.
Like how it WILL very soon be 90 degrees and I will be in my sister's pool in a bathing suit.
This used to be a busy time for me in years past.
It was a time of trying to find just the right suit...
Like dealing with death, I suffered several stages.
I tried making my own finagling fanciful fabrics...
|This couch looks great by the pool, a little heavy at the beach.|
|Hair beard. It's gonna be the next big thing.|
|"Your epidermis is showing. I think."|
|My gypsy ALWAYS wears a fringed shawl.|
I just needed to have a bunch of children to give myself some perspective. They make me so tired I have no time to worry about bathing suit season.
Added bonus: My teenager stresses me out so much I've mastered the ancient art of daydrinking. That is a link if you would like some help with this proven relaxation technique.
I should be a licensed technician. You would be surprised how many problems just fade away.
It also helps that my 2 yr old wants me to hold her the entire time she's awake, like the world's most adorable tumor. No one is looking at my bathing suit body when my kids are around, everyone is too busy guarding their wallets and open drinks.
More importantly, I will not teach my young girls to be ashamed of their outer appearance, however that may turn out to be. I will not let them grow up and act like so many men and women, like the media want us to believe, that they have to look any certain way, or they're not worthy of love and respect. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I will however, don my olde timey tankini bathing suit ala Three Stooges which covers everything but my cankles. It's comfortable. For me, that's what it's all about. Being comfy.
I spent a ton of dough on this bathing suit. I cringed at how much it cost, but that was at least 5 years ago and it's still in pretty good shape. Some things are worth the price, and that's coming from a lifetime cheapskate!
As far as worrying about bathing suit season, I learned a long time ago that life is too long for me to worry about trivial things like extra weight, working out all the time, or eating kale. PASS. None of that will make me any more happy.