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Mid-May Snow Showers Out My Window Inspire Shopping

If April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, what do May snows bring?

Last week I was in my "happy zone" with warmer weather and sunshine, but I'm not sure what to make of the snow showers that came on Sunday and Monday.

I woke up Sunday morning, looked out the window and was amazed to see it snowing! The snow didn't stick but it was still shocking to see! Especially that just days before I was wearing a bathing suit outside in the sun (yes, one of my four new ones.)

I actually still wore shorts yesterday and I'm wearing them again today as I'm writing this on Tuesday May 17th at 8a.m. I'm ever hopeful that it will get warm enough for me to go outside today. I just had my aide, Bre, check the temperature and it's only 47 degrees, so I don't think I'll be going outside any time soon.

Still, I’m hoping for a beautiful warm spring and summer so I can get back in my "summer uniform," my bathing suit.

I have so many of them, I think I'm up to about 45 of them, although I'm going to ask Bre if she'll count them so I'll be back with a more accurate number in a couple of minutes.

OK, I actually have 26, however there are some tops with multiple bottoms, so I would say I'm up to about 30.

I told Bre that her summer uniform here will be a bathing suit. Bre just told me, "I have one, unfortunately.”

Let me quote what Bre just said, "I'm going to look like a beached whale."

I don't know if I agree with that. Bre just told me that she doesn't really wear bathing suits, usually just shorts and a bathing suit top then she said she has 3 bikini tops.

I just asked her if she wants to have more, so after I finish this column, we're going bathing suit shopping online, one of my favorite things to do.

It looks like one thing May snows bring to this house is bathing suit shopping!


About Kathryn Spira

Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland, OH who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues freelance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County, New York. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site