Look at what came in the mail!
Do you know what this means?! It means that Summer isn’t very far away! It means I get to go through my yearly ritual of selecting a new swimsuit (Yes, I usually get a new one every year. I”m not sure why.) It means extra motivation to keep working out so I can look my best in said swimsuit. It means that warmth, sunshine and lazy days will soon be mine for the taking. It means more time outside with Little B. It means days at the pool and the splash pad will soon be the norm. It means less dirty clothes to wash. It means I will be listening to songs like “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (Yes, I’m old.) and Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long”. It means flip flops, tank tops and shorts will reappear. It means picnics in the park and trips to the playground. It means concerts with friends and sunsets at the beach. It means longer days and tanner skin. It means more slurpees and fewer hot chocolates. It means fireworks and sparklers. It means sunglasses and painted toe nails. And most of it all it means another Winter has passed!
What does Summer mean to you?
As I mentioned in my Fit March post, swimsuits are in every store right now! So you know what that means . . . it is time for the dreaded swimsuit shopping. I don’t care what size or shape of a person you are, swimsuit shopping is torturous for everyone! That is why I do mine online! That and it’s easy to look at a bunch of swimsuits in a short amount of time.
So here are the two that I am considering.
The Rio Twist Bandeau Top and Cheeky Hipkini Bottom in shimmer very fuchsia from Victoria’s Secret.
And the Forever Sexy Bandeau Top with Fold-over Low Rise Bottom in blue paisley also from Victoria’s Secret.
I showed these to a couple of friends of mine because I am not sure if I can get away with wearing either of these swimsuits since I don’t look like a Victoria’s Secret supermodel and one of them replied, “You don’t? We have always thought that you do!” Which just reinforced why I love those two girls SO much! But in all seriousness, I am fit but I am not a Victoria’s Secret supermodel. However, thanks to all of the hard work I do, I am probably in the best shape I have ever been in. So . . . . maybe I will take a chance and show it off a little this Summer.
Have you started your swimsuit shopping yet? I want to see what you will be sporting at the beach this year!
About this time each year, I am reminded of what I miss that most about living in Northern Michigan . . . the beaches and the water.
Here’s why. Earlier this week, I took Brennen to our local park along Lake St. Clair and the first thing I noticed when we walked thru the gates was a big sign that said, “Beach closed by order of Health Department.” It’s not like I was surprised, I’ve lived here long enough to know that the beach is rarely open. And it’s not like I would let Brennen swim in it even if it was open. I prefer my beach time to be E. Coli and pollutant free, thank you for very much!
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy living in St. Clair Shores and I am proud to call myself a Detroiter, but I can’t help but be disappointed that Brennen will not get to experience “Pure Michigan” in the way that I was able to.
Many of my fondest memories revolve around the pristine water and sandy beaches of Northern Michigan. I spent a lot of my childhood with my family and friends on Carp Lake, fishing and boating. My summer vacation was camping at Wilderness State Park, where I got to experience the beauty of Lake Michigan and the fun of the sand dunes. In high school, I may have even skipped a day or two of school to lounge on the beach with friends. In my college years, I enjoyed many long walks on the beach and late night talks with the man who would become my husband.
So although I now consider myself to be a “city-girl”, Northern Michigan will always have a piece of my heart. And every time I hear Kid Rock’s song, “All Summer Long,” I can’t help but smile.