A comment in the previous post asked about my gear. Ever obliging, here it is–the main parts anyway.
Is what I call my “hoodie”. The hood is cut to fit around the chin, just below your mouth. The neck is not tight which is nice. It has a kind of flocked inner lining and when I get it pulled down into position, it sits below the widest part of my hips. I REALLY like this. Having the hood attached is what keeps the water from sluicing down my back. A good thing.
is the actual wetsuit. The little cord across the waist is the back zipper pull so that theoretically I could zip it up myself. Ha! Yeah, right. However, I can unzip it, so 1 out of 2 isn’t bad, I guess. This goes on over the hoodie, and then I’m all set. Seriously, wearing those two things, I do not feel the chill of the water on my torso at all. The legs reach just below mid calf. Yesterday on my 2nd swim session I wore G’s pair of these:
and they worked pretty well, only I think I need a pair with a strap across the instep. I don’t want to lose her shoes in the water. Silly me, I just don’t like going barefoot except in an actual swimming pool. Call me quirky.
And finally, this:
is the FABULOUS mac and cheese with asparagus, spring peas and chevre that I made tonight for a potluck tomorrow. Don’t you wish you were coming with us??
Happy Memorial Day! Don’t forget to hug a veteran. Fortunately, I live with one, so that’s easy. 😉
Oh, P.S.–Yes, Chicu, that’s our bed! (couldn’t resist that one)!