Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Any one that knows me knows I HATE being in the hot sun. HATE HATE HATE it. Well a few weeks ago, I saw one of my neighbors at our beach by our cabin, had put up a colorful beach umbrella. Boy did that seem inviting, rather than trying to chase the shade up the hill and into the trees as the day wore on... So, since then, I've been watching for a beach umbrella to go on summer clearance and I snagged one a couple of weeks ago.
WHY OH WHY DID I WAIT 20 YEARS TO BUY A BEACH UMBRELLA???????????? On clearance it was $18. I think I got my $18 worth the very first day I used it! It is a GODSEND!!!!!!!!! I can sit right out on a hot sunny beach and...SURVIVE!!!!!!!
It's not like beach umbrellas are some new invention or anything...I guess in the past I just practiced avoidance.
Isn't it funny sometimes how there's a simple solution to a problem, yet we avoid it for some stupid reason? I remember for years there was a knob that would pull off a drawer in our dresser. One day the Husband took some wood glue and fixed it. Took like, 10 minutes. Now instead of having to use a special technique to get the drawer open without pulling off the knob, or failing and pulling it off and having to push it back on, WOW - now we have a drawer that works without having to use "special techniques". Why do we let silly things like that go?
Even easy things like coloring in a scratch on furniture with a brown marker, or fixing a couch with leather furniture dye, or taking the time to get that stain out of the carpet - why do we put off these simple soultions?
Anyway, if you don't like sitting in the hot sun, take it from me - don't suffer or sit in the woods for TWENTY YEARS - get a beach umbrella!!!!!!!!!!!! lol....
Posted by none other than Carole K at 4:49 PM