Happy Mother's Day, the Good Weather's
All Starting Now!
So here we are in the second week of May!
The way I see it, it is all cake from this point on. I'm actually
writing this to you on April the fourth as I like to keep
all my columns roughly a month ahead on my computer here.
This is why sometimes I'll be writing about something that
had actually happened awhile ago. Now we all are very well
aware how much I've been anticipating the warmer weather arriving.
I was really hoping that by the month of April I would've
been able to change all my clothing over from winter to spring,
but alas, it was simply not meant to be. But I will tell you
this-as recently as just last Sunday, (which happened to be
March 31st) I was wearing shorts and a sleeveless tank top.
I spent the entire day outside sitting in the sun! After hours
of soaking in the rays I went inside and was delighted to
see that my skin had turned a golden brown or bronze.
Herman simply can't understand how it is possible
for me to go outside for just a matter of hours and get completely
suntanned. He tells me if he tried to do so, one of two things
would happen. More than likely the second. The first was he
would barely show any color whatsoever, or the second, which
would be that he was burnt and basically looking like a lobster.
The thing is this: Herman must wear massive amounts of sunblock,
like No. 45 or higher, as he is so incredibly fair-skinned.
By contrast, I don't think I've used anything
stronger than # 15, and that comes from serious prompting
from my mom. Over the years my mom has begged me to get into
the habit of wearing sunblock all the time. And I must tell
you that I've actually gotten into the habit of putting some
on all the time now. So if you see me sitting in the sun all
summer, I'm not this baking my skin away, I'm actually using
some moisturizing sunblock too! (See Mom, I'm finally listening.
It only took me 42 years.)
Hopefully, but the time you're actually reading
this my closets will have been totally changed over to spring
clothing. As for my predicting what will happen with the weather
by the time you will be reading this, Im throwing in
the towel. My hopes about the weather predictions are almost
always wrong. Im even trying to wean myself off of listening
to the weather on the news. Happy May, whatever this month
"Kathryn 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"