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I'm taking a page out of Maria Von Trapp's book and thinking of "a few of my favorite things" to make me feel less sad.
My favorite thing from vacation was something that you might not expect: my new UPF 50 Swim Tees. I was born to be a finalist in the "whitest person on earth" contest. The sun and I have never been friends and some medical stuff in recent years has made me unable to handle the sun at all. Does that make me an official vampire? I obviously mean the Anne Rice variety rather than the sparkly Twilight kind.
The shirts are like thin bathing suit material. The fabric wasn't hot other than it was 90*F outside. I didn't wear sunscreen at all. I still limited my time in the sun and wore a big ugly hat. The shirts are hand-wash and drip dry. They almost dry overnight, but not quite. Did I miss any questions?
So yes, I am unable to go in the sun and yet I choose a beach vacation. It makes sense in my head. I walked on the beach during the daytime (a first for me!):
If you hide from the sun like I do, you know what a miracle this was.
I also spent a long afternoon bonding with a few cute and cuddly cats:
Normally, I would have viewed them from the shade of a distant tree, but these photos show just how close I was able to get to the cats. They were all rescued and are very well cared for. It was a treat to see them and how they interacted with their handlers.
My next test of the magical shirts will be a bicycle ride, hopefully this weekend.
Happy Friday, everyone!