Monday, February 27, 2012

February in the Tropics

I've always thought it was rather amusing when swimwear starts showing up in stores in the middle of winter. It seems like as soon as Christmas is over the stores start gearing up for summer. I wonder if anyone ever buys bikinis when it is snowing, or air mattresses when the wind is whipping. Perhaps the people who go to the tropics for vacations when the temperatures are subzero, but how many of them could there be? I'm not one of those people. I've never been to the tropics unless you can count the occasional summer storm that blows through bringing humidity to the otherwise dry days of summer that we are a custom to. So wouldn't you know it, Murphy's Law struck today and I went pool shopping! It is February 27th. It has been 21 degrees here for the past two nights and in the low 50s during the day. I know that is not super cold. My brother and sister-in-law live in Montana, they can tell you what cold is. This is like springtime weather to them. However, thank you Walmart for being one of those stores that is itching for shoppers longing for summer, in the dead of winter. Perhaps the buyers for Walmart know that there are people like me who don't think ahead and then frantically begin scouring the stores for those items that they should have purchased months ago. Perhaps the buyers for Walmart are just super thoughtful like that and the handful of tropical tourists are not even on their mind. Or maybe they have us both in mind? I will have to ask sometime, just because I'm courious like that. My pool shopping adventure was triggered by the need to keep the kitchen floor clean because our recent additions to the farm have moved inside and Oh what a mess they can make!

Hilton for baby goats ... Ok maybe Super 8
Naptime for Roan

Aubergine pondering the cookbooks

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