It feels like summer is almost over! And, world, it's really not. I tell you, it's not. There is a tree near Mirror Lake that is already turning orange and red. Plus a lot of trees in the area are turning brown from this hot summer. And there's still the whole month of August to go yet.
Last weekend, Rob and I went swimming at the cottage and it was brought to my attention that my swimsuit is a bit threadbare -- and a little saggy too. Seeing as how I bought that suit about 10 years ago, I can't say I'm really surprised. So I had to find a new suit to get me through the rest of the summer. In August. A Summer month.
Clearly it has been a long time since I bought a swimsuit because I was under the assumption that I could just get a cheap $20 suit someplace. Uh, no. Not the case.
I started off at Target and after checking with a salesclerk, I learned there were two types of swimsuits available: Juniors (read itsy bitsy bikinis) and Maternity/Plus sizes. I looked through both looking for a plain-ish one piece, not even concerned about size yet. I found a tankini that had 10 zippers (Juniors) and a Bahamian flag (Plus sizes). Alas nothing else.
So Maddie and I made a quick trip to Kohl's, which had one rack of sale swimwear. Kohl's at least had three plain one piece suits. I was about to try them on when I realized that their sale price was $86. No thank you.
In the end I bought a suit offline. Let's hope that works. Because this girl:
loves to swim.