Swimming in Snow

It seems like every news reporter in America is obsessed with the recent snowstorms along the East Coast. 


Newsflash:  It’s winter.  There’s snow.

The much more important news came in my mailbox.  Hold onto your snowboots, because the Victoria’s Secret 2011 swimwear line is now for sale…


Okay, I know that the chemistry of snow is H2O, but I’m not going swimming in it.

Shopping for swimsuits in the dead of winter seems odd to me, for several reasons…

First up is the extra layer around my middle that started to take form sometime during the holiday cookie-baking and candy-making season.  Remember Twas the Week Before Christmas?  The cookies are gone, but the aftermath remains.   

Also, a bikini, tankini, or one-piece of any color (Pink Leopard, Cobalt Paisley, Neon Coral Zebra…) aint gonna be flattering on my winter white, tan-long-gone skin tone.

But, the more I thought about it, ordering swimwear in January might just lift my mood. Knowing that the suit would be in my closet waiting for its first ray of sunshine would keep me looking forward. 

So, I did it.  I logged into cyber-shopping and did the unthinkable.  In 7-10 short days, the bandeau top with skirted bottom will arrive on my doorstep…in turquoise blue.

Research says that having things to look forward to is good for the psyche.  If those things in your life seem a little too far out of reach, do something to make them feel closer.  They don’t need to seem as unrealistic as swimming in snow. 

  • If you’ll be seeing someone, hang up their picture.
  • If you’re going on vacation, browse through the travel brochure.
  • If you want to reach a goal, write it down and post it in a highly visible place.
  • Or, if you are Mr. Backbone, put your golf clubs in the middle of the bedroom floor for your wife to trip over and AGHHH!

A simple question today…

What are you looking forward to?

Have a great weekend everyone!  If you liked this post you may also like Now is Not Forever and Picture Your Future Self.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Good for you! What a fantastic idea. I’m looking forward to summer and a wonderful trip I have in the works. Currently just in my imaginings, but it’ll be in reality soon if I have anything to do about it! 🙂


  2. i am looking forward to fishing weather! i get to relax outdoors with a book while my boyfriend throws lures into a lake. perfection.


    • I tried to fish once – it ended badly with my line in an utter mess of knots. Sitting lakeside with a book sounds so much better. Hope you have a great weekend!


  3. Okay, first I’ve gotta say….I LOVE that first photo of the snow on the spruce branches. Just beautiful, Tracy!

    Second, I’m laughing because I’m in retail, and it always blows me away how this industry is always one or two seasons ahead of the season we’re in.

    We were showing our Christmas collections at the end of August, and now we’re showing our Spring and Summer collections while we’re still in Winter – HA!

    Love the turquoise blue swimwear you selected! And hey, before you know it….it’ll be Summer!

    For me, right now, I’m simply looking forward to having these next few weeks off from work, to relax and enjoy some day trips I have planned. I’m such a winter person, so I’m really enjoying this time of the year.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Tracy!


    • As a customer, it’s always funny to me that the stores are selling clothes for 2 seasons ahead. Right now, all the winter gear is on clearance – sweet for the in-season shoppers. Enjoy your time off from work, Ron! You lucky duck, you.


  4. Posted by Andie on January 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I am looking forward to the warm sun on my face and ocean breezes. It’s good to daydream once in awhile. Living in a cold climate I have resolved to framing photographs of a few tropical destinations. There’s no harm in dreaming-right? Thanks for the idea!


  5. Swimwear? Ack! I’m not ready for that.


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