Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's Over

Well, the best I can say is, "It's over."
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For years, I've looked at the "Cathy" cartoons as Cathy experiences the annual trauma of buying a bathing suit. "How bad could it be?" I wondered.
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It could be bad.
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It has been a good many years since I've gone swimming. Since the kids grew up and left home, we stopped renewing our membership at the township pool. When we go to Cape May, neither of us is crazy about sitting on the beach for prolonged periods -- we'd much rather walk down the water's edge, collecting shells, early in the morning or late in the afternoon, and enjoy the ocean that way. And when we go to Chautauqua, we're so busy with other activities that we never have time to swim in the lake. So I've not needed a swimsuit.
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Until now. Our upcoming trip to Greece (three weeks and counting!) involves stops at several of the islands where snorkeling and other water activities will be something not to miss out on. And so it would seem that bathing attire will be needed.
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I went yesterday. And all at once I have a new appreciation for and understanding of Cathy. I found one. I bought it. And it's OVER. Now all I have to do is buy a cover-up for it!

6 comments:

Belvie said...

Boy, can I identify with this post! I would hate to think about having to buy a swimsuit to fit this body of mine. Age has brought on a few droops and sags....and there are a few extra pounds to cover.

I'm thinking maybe I should start a quilted coverup for myself...just in case! Thanks for posting this as it surely made me laugh.

Ms. Jan said...

Bleah. I don't envy you one little bit!!! You will have so much fun in Greece though, it will be worth it!

atet said...

Ouch -- but I feel your pain. My daughter loves the pool. Since she's 2, this means I need a suit. UGH. I found one. Online. It fits. Enough said.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This post made me laugh, and the photo you chose, too. Is that you? You look really nice in said suit, I can see why you chose it!!

frank said...

Please remember this is a family blog. No sexy pictures of scantly clad hussies allowed.

Tanya said...

You are so funny! Yep. That cover-up is a must! As I child I loved swimming but now the only time I get out my swim suit is when I'm on "life guard duty" at my brother's pool for my nephew. It's the tire around the middle that depresses me most. I don't need the kids' inner-tubes!