I shamelessly interrupt this Pink Saturday for a commercial message:
I just had to share the secret of keeping my cool in our lazy hazy Alabama summer weather.
Neil and I found these cool-keepers while out for a day-on-the-town during our recent camping vacation. We thought they would help us stay a little cooler while out in the boat. And were we ever surprised at how they help! Here's the description from their website:
The Chilly Pad® provides an innovative way to cool down while enduring outdoor heat and/or high levels of physical activity. Perfect for anyone engaged in sports or work, the Chilly Pad is made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touch. When wet, the towel begins to evaporate and cool, providing cool, soft comfort to the user. When it stops cooling (about 1-4 hours, depending on conditions), you simply re-wet the towel in hot or cold water and wring it out. Within minutes, it's cool again. It's also machine washable, and comes in its own storage container for years of reliable use. Handy size: 27" x 17"
It even looks "cool" hanging on my clothes line. Of course, Neil's isn't as pretty as mine because he settled for the blue one. :)
It is very stiff when it is completely dry. I'm not talking like a sun-dried terrycloth towel here, I'm talking about it feeling like it will break if you bend it. I'm not sure if you're supposed to store it in its container a little damp, or leave it out to completely dry, but I'm so happy to have it always "standing" in the corner waiting to accompany me on a trip out to my garden or a fishing day on the lake.
I now return you to Beverly and the regularly-scheduled Pink Saturday list.