The images are mine, taken this afternoon. Today was too pretty to stay inside. I put my definitely-not-bikini-ready body in my swimsuit and went out to the pool, missing toenails and all. One of the big toenails finally came off, but it is barely noticeable. If someone wasn't looking very closely at my feet, they would never know. I also saw that the other women were twice my size and didn't feel self-conscious any more. I sat poolside reading my book and relaxing. Someone was grilling and the smell made me hungry.
My apartment complex doesn't allow cooking on patios, but they provide these areas with grills and tables for residents enjoyment. I just bought a recipe book specifically for outdoor cooking in anticipation of my road trip. I should start testing recipes. These picnic areas are just a few steps from the pool enclosure, so I can easily take a break from my novel to check on my meal.