for Sunny Days
guys realize that in just 7 days from today we will be beginning
the month of April? And from there we are just weeks from
Memorial Day and the summer! Im trying hard not to say
that I can hardly wait, but the truth of the matter is I am
pretty much foaming at the bit in anticipation of the warmer
temperatures (never knew what foaming at the bit meant till
I met Herman).
confess to you guys that while I was on an innocent shopping
trip to Wal-Mart during the third week in February I found
myself face to face with a rack of summer bathing suits. Now
what was I supposed to do? Firstly, I have never purchased
a bathing suit at a store like Wal-Mart. I am strictly a catalog
only shopper and I already have at least a dozen bathing suits.
But it was a very gray day here in Fulton County, New York
and when I saw these bright orange bathing suits I found it
nearly impossible to resist.
in the store with Herman and his son. We had done a pretty
extensive and uneventful shopping trip. And when the bathing
suits pretty much threw themselves in my path, I felt like
my fate was sealed.
sort of looked at me in almost disbelief that I was a. going
to buy a bathing suit in an actual store and b. that store
being Wal-Mart. Not that Im a snob or anything, but
I am pretty particular about when and where I will purchase
a swimsuit. There is something simply so civilized with shopping
by catalog in the privacy of my own home. But be that as it
may, I simply looked at Herman meaningfully and asked him
to give me five minutes to decide. See, Herman owns 2 (count
em) bathing suits and is absolutely convinced that no
one needs more than that. So each time I purchased a new suit
he kind of rolls his eyes.
is, as I have told you before, I will not be going to Florida
this year, and I am finding it increasingly tedious waiting
for the Florida-like weather to reach us here.
been chasing the sun on any mild days, and mild to me is anything
over freezing with bright sunshine. I dont even mind
the wind as long as the sun is shining in my face! And even
if it is too cold outside I can chase the sunbeams through
the windows of my house. But, again, it has to be really cold
to keep me indoors.
about the bright orange of this bathing suit and my keeping
my goal of wearing it soon on the beach is going to have to
suffice instead of my getting on a plane and finding the sun.
It is simply a matter of weeks, maybe a month. Till
then I have the sun on my front deck and my bright orange
bathing suit to keep me dreaming. Keep praying for spring.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"