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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Is There Anyone Like Me Out There?
The house is damp...I just turned the heat up a notch. I guess I could have put a sweater on. Speaking of sweaters ...I need to do my closet soon....wondering when it will warm up for good, so that I can wear lighter weight clothes. I need to shop for summer shirts, but I like to wait and see what I have from last year.I need tennis shoes too. When did Keds get so expensive? I love this brand and I've worn them for years. I used to buy white, black, and navy shoes...a new pair every year. I have trouble finding shoes to fit my feet and Keds have always been the ones I like.They get pretty worn by the end of the seasons.Now they are $50 a pair...and I need a couple of pairs this year. Didn't we just buy Keds for much less than this at discount stores? I usually buy a new pair and wear the old ones from the previous year in the garden. I didn't order them last year...so this is the year to buy. As I put clothes away for the summer...I find that I've only worn about 1/2 of them. Some things have just hung there all through the winter. I could really go through my clothes and donate many of them to a charity. I love comfy sweaters, worn flannel, and blue jeans that have softened from washing and drying. I've been searching for summer shirts that have elbow length sleeves (you know how women's arms get as they age) The 3/4 length ones are really too warm for summer...for me anyway. Well, it's time to do the closet and I will make decisions on what will go in the charity bags.
I like to put away some of the things that sit around gathering dust. I like a simpler house in the summer. Simpler looking and simpler to clean. The stacks of books, afghans and throws, candles, and knick knacks will be put away until fall when I try to cozy up the house for winter. Cleared counters, tables and shelves make the house easier to take care of and the appearance of coolness...I think. As I move outdoors to gardens, porches, and lawns....I like to know that the house inside is tidy. I can't enjoy my time out in the outdoors...if there's a mess waiting inside. I like to be able to drop everything and just go...if Joe wants to do something.
Meals lighten up too....not so many heavy sauces, roasts, thick soups and filling desserts. We start eating more fresh things...more salads, grilled meats, different vegetables...like tomatoes. Simple fruit desserts and ice creams find their way into our menus. Speaking of ice creams...I bought Popsicles yesterday. The clerk said, "Yea, Popsicle weather!" The ones I bought are Philly Swirl Sticks. They are wonderful...just the right size for a cool snack. I've always bought the Dole fruit bars....now I have a new one to enjoy. When I was a girl...a root beer Popsicle was my favorite. I could share it with someone else...because it could be broken in half. I will never grow up, I guess, I still enjoy a Popsicle. Joe likes ice cream bars...but I have never been a fan of that chocolate shell. I'm not even too crazy about ice cream...just chocolate and butter pecan.
This has grown into a post about what it takes to make me happy. Everything from elbow length shirts, reasonably priced Keds, soft...worn clothes, and Popsicles.
What are some of your favorites? What can't you live through the summer without? Is there anyone like me out there?