..and, by "that time" I mean the time of year when the dollar store (and every other big box store in America) gets out their summer gear, which includes pool noodles.
You've seen these things, right?
Now, my Mom enjoys a good pool noodle. In fact, when she lived in Nevada, she was part of a click of summer-time pool junkees who boasted sassy swimsuits with coordinating cover-ups, flowered-flip-flops and brightly pedicured toes. They would catch up on the latest news around town, (Remember, they don't call it the biggest little city for nothin'.) and sunbathe and paddle around in the pool with their noodles.
This explains why they were lovingly referred to as the "Noodle Girls".
They're not just used as floatation devices anymore, people.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no..no.
They're also the coolest, cheapest, most fantabulous boot-plumper (boot holder-upper? Boot support?) in the free world today.
Thank you, Pinterest. (What did we do before Pinterest? How did we live?) Boots that have been abandoned on the floor of our closets for the off seasons,lie there like lopp-eared bunnies, taking up far too much real esttae on the closet loor.(and getting all creased in the wrong spots to make matters worse)They almost always manage to become separated from their mates during this time, so that when boot weather finally does arrive again, it's a scavenger hunt to find a matched pair.
At a dollar a noodle, you can create two pair of boot incerts (that's fifty cents a pair, or a quarter a boot. You can't beat that!) and they cut like butt-ah when you use a Cutco bread knife to create them.
It effortlessly sliced right through the three noodles I bought, and in less than one minute I was ready to go organize the floor of my closet, which currently is just a giant pile of assorted footware.
What are you waiitng for? Those pool noodles at the dollar store will be long gone by June, and then you'll have to wait another whole year. (I know this first hand, as I discovered the idea on Pinterest last year, and waited till July to go buy some.)