" April is the cruellest month"
You can say that again,T.S.! Last week I was tiptoeing through the tulips with my new Marc Jacobs mustard wedge sandals with nail polish to match. Fooled into optimism, I even spent 50 smackaroos on the full-throttle pedicure, only to discover that Ma Nature was punishing us with a cruel and unusual joke. Now I am forced to hide my lalapedelias in unlovely rubber boots. I predicted that we would have to pay dearly for doing our daffodil dance a month before schedule. I wish I were wrong — but, of course, I'm always right. The poor flowers are now screaming to sink back into the ground. Which brings me to the all-important question: Is it possible to look glam when it's pelting sleet and rain? Great for the garden, but all this moisture plays havoc with my costly and carefully dishevelled coif. Should we just give up and crawl back into our caves? I mean serious raingear is so ultra hideous — and don't get me started on Crocs beyond the garden wall. What I really really want is a glossy 60's style slicker with vinyl boots and hat to match. And a fantastic House of Winsdsor style umberella. Is that so difficult to find in this fair burg? Let's away to the Wild Rose for a raincoat hunt.
Eureka! Here it is! Just the most perfectly funky raincoat ever. Thank you, Wild Rose! And now that I have it: wouldn't you know, the sun is coming out.