Today in Cincinnati: A high of 81 degrees, chance of a few showers
The warm temps remind me that summer is just around the corner. Summer elicits so many memories for me: The smell of suntan lotion. The feel of a freshly-washed, cute, cotton top on my tan skin. The way the breeze wafts through the screened windows on a Saturday night. Watermelon juice running down sticky hands during an afternoon picnic. Sitting on the back porch on a Friday afternoon with a margarita in hand and Bob Marley on the stereo.
Look around, and you'll find all kinds of reminders that summer is just weeks away.
One of my big reminders is the J-Crew catalog on the floor in my bedroom. I just ordered my bikini yesterday and became quite aware just how soon I'll likely be in it.
My sweet tooth has not apparently picked up on these reminders.
After months of indulging every whim (Graeters Ice Cream, Busken Bakery, Derby Pie, Dewey's Pizza to list just a few no-nos), my midsection is a bit, how do you say, round?
The skinny clothes in my closet are so lonely. After months of hanging during the colder months, now the sunshine's here, but my skinny body's not. They're left waiting until I can chisel a couple (okay, maybe a few) pounds off my physique.
But this new suit in the mail... it should be the perfect incentive.