They say April showers bring May flowers, but this year the timing appears to have been off by a good month or so (with apologies to all of you Mad Gringos living in the arctic north, the ones that just suffered through yet another snowfall). At this point in time during most years I’d be debating whether it was safe to put the snow shovel away.
This year, not so much. Here in Fremoahu, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and I’m digging out my large collection of shorts to pair with my massive portfolio of Mad Gringo Tees.
I’ve even worn a tropical or two to various events, just to make sure they survived the winter with their charm still intact.
So it would be worse than disappointing if what we are seeing now isn’t the gradual thaw leading up to the “bestest” season of all. Yes, you know its name. Summer. Another blizzard wouldn be just disappointing. It would be depressing.
Depression can be battled, however. It’s just a matter of mind over matter, right?
Mentally, I’m already on the downward slope, slowly and effortlessly gliding toward the end-of-school and summer vacation! And I’ve got a couple of doozies planned for this summer, which I’ll detail in future posts when the time is right. I can’t wait.
Now might be a good time to take stock of your own warm-weather beach collection. Maybe it’s time to retire that 1997 Hawaiian shirt with the mustard stain on the front. You could easily replace it with a cool Kokopelli from Mad Gringo. And how can you get through the summer without a pair of khaki shorts or a few silly, talk-of-the-town tees?
We are way beyond the teasing stage. It’s time to get your summer look on!