It’s time to change!


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My body knows! It can tell when the change is coming. It gets dark earlier and my shoulders get sore. This is the weekend we change back to Eastern Standard Time locally. The clocks are only the tip of the … Continue reading

Winter coma


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  It’s that time of the year. Holidays are over. Super bowl is a memory. Weather is lousy. That damn rodent saw his shadow. I’m sick of reading, watching movies and catching up on other sedentary things. It’s the winter … Continue reading

The boring basics with a twist


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Underwear doesn’t last forever. The elastic goes and the edges get frayed. For me underwear is the least exciting thing to buy. It’s like buying flour or replacing a water heater. Money out the door but no one notices. Today … Continue reading


I hate buying underwear.  The days of buying leopard print bikinis (yes, I KNOW bikinis are considered old-fashioned these days) with cute, matching bras are long gone. They don’t make them in orthopedic versions and I gave up on having a clean matching set at any given time. These days I buy a beige tone that never matches the other beige tones I have and of course, the black set for…well…black clothes. If they sold them by the case I would buy them that way.  There is no creativity or excitement.  It’s just something you need like white athletic socks for sneakers. Basics – like flour and sugar or air and water. I only buy them when I need them.

This was a very hot summer on the east coast — hotter than we have had for a long while. Since I spent more time at home, I not only had two-shower days but in some cases three-shower days. That can make a person run through a lot of clean underwear.  I decided to use my 20% off coupon to fill up the drawer. It was either that or buy the Bullet blender which I really don’t need. After all, you can’t waste a 20% off coupon.  It’s just not right.

After you purchase new underwear, you wash it and put it at the bottom of the pile (Mom always said you rotate your undies so they don’t get stale – I am not sure what stale underwear looks like but I am not taking a chance). They must wait their turn to get to the top of the pile and today was the day!  Today I finally got to wear the first of the new stuff I bought three weeks ago.

Wow, a brand new pair of underwear is a wonderful sensual experience – so soft, good fit (why do underwear shrink?), no pilled fabric or pulls, clothes side over nicely.  It was a bright shade of beige, different from all my other beiges. I must admit, I reveled in the luxury for a full ten minutes before I ate breakfast and trudged off.  Within an hour, it was all over. The bloom was off the rose and the excitement was over but just for today. There are two more new pair hiding in that drawer, waiting to make my day!