Monday, June 9, 2008
The Fiberglass Pond
For as long as I can remember wishing for things, I have always longed for a swimming pool! We lived on Lake Kampeska for many years, and I loved it! I was in the water from sun up 'til sundown ... swimming, floating, skiing, diving. There is truly no more refreshing tonic than immersing oneself in cool water!
While having a pool has moved from a fantasy to a five-year-plan, still, it's hot!! And I just can't stand the idea of vegging in front of the air conditioner all day on the rare Sunday that I don't have to work.
Now, I'm a South Dakota Girl, and we're nothing if not resourceful and creative when it comes to entertaining ourselves! So, although I don't have an actual swimming pool, I do have a hot tub! And the heater on the hot tub can be turned off and, if we keep the cover on it, the water is actually extremely and exhilaratingly cool! Add a nice little air mattress from the Dollar General, and you've got yourself a pool party!
Granted, as I looked down at myself sipping on my can of beer (yes, I said can of beer, and not just a can, mind you, a 24oz can), nearly dropping my cell phone in the water more than a time or two, floating on my cheapo air mattress in my 5x5 swimming pool, it did occur to me that I was just a cigarette dangling out of my mouth away from being Pure White Trash!
And we're not even going to talk about the 3rd Degree Sunburn I am dealing with today!