1- I am returning the bathing suits from yesterday’s post. Neither were perfect and while I actually liked the one piece more than you all did, I realized that it might cause some horrific sun exposure issues. Plus, as I mentioned the top support wasn’t where I wanted it to be. And it was slightly itchy. So, that was that. On the recommendation of commenter Marci, I looked at Summersalt and really liked the offerings! So I somewhat impulsively added 2 to my cart right before going to sleep last night. We will see how they work out.
(ApplePay is a very convenient but dangerous thing.)
I do actually kind of
need want a new bathing suit because our pool/beach season is quite long here, and I also wanted one for our cruise!
2- On that note: what is the acceptable age limit on bikinis? I mean seriously – it seems very unclear. People in FL rock pretty skimpy bathings suits across the age and body shape spectrum, which (I think) is generally a good thing. But, while the Summersalt models are different sizes (yay Summersalt!), they all definitely appear to be younger than I am.
I actually haven’t owned a one-piece suit in years though I now really like the look of them. But I am not necessarily ready to never wear a 2 piece again. (Plus, if I’m chasing around kids I often have a rash guard over it anyway!).
3- Also on that note: I am feeling more confident about my physical appearance. Hence actually somewhat enjoying shopping for summer clothing/bathing suits rather than finding it the miserable exercise it can be. Honestly, full post-baby recovery typically takes a year or more for me and I’m always so impatient! But I enjoy not feeling self-conscious and not having body angst be a distracting presence, for better or for worse. I credit more weight training / strength work this time around for helping me recover well. I now just want to get stronger and more functionally fit (which honestly does help with toddler parenting duties, by the way — G is not light!).
(By the way, after years of never wanting to do much strength work, the answer for me turned out to be having someone order me around and determine workouts for me, whether it be virtual — thanks Autumn — or now at the gym I go to ~2x/week. I have no desire and will never just want to ‘do my own thing’ when it comes to workouts.)
4- Okay, enough of the superficial! I just finished Brain on Fire last night. OMG, how fascinating! I think I am going to read Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth next. After a relatively dry reading spell, I’ve read 3 books in March already (!). Hopefully this will keep the momentum going. I missed reading a lot.
Currently helping me with my reading routine is the fact that A will now read in bed (C will just kind of snuggle next to me and fall asleep) and I just read while she does, usually from around 8:15 to 8:45. Then I usually get into the book enough to want to continue it until I go to bed. (And — as any reader knows — if you get into a book and it’s good enough, you will read it all over the place).
5- We are both off this weekend! My main goal is to set up a play date for A — sort of late notice but hopefully I can get someone.