Posts Categorized: Daily Life

The Lure of the Snuggie

First of all, I will freely admit that I am now the owner of a Snuggie.  Yes, that one.  “The Blanket That Has Sleeves!”, 100% Polyester, and Made in China.  I wear it too.  This is a bit weird for me, as I have always thought that they were completely ridiculous. It all started a… Read more »

Walking In My Newfangled Antishoes

I really love taking walks around my neighborhood.  It’s good exercise, I get fresh air, chat with my neighbors, and it’s free!  No membership fees to a sweat-filled gym for me.  While I enjoyed walking,  it really wasn’t necessarily meeting the workout requirements for me…or at least I wasn’t feeling much benefit.  So when I… Read more »

Cozy Toe-Warming Socks

Now that the cold, damp and clammy weather has settled in the Pacific Northwest, my feet have been letting me know for quite a while now that it’s time to get out the warm socks.  I have cold feet.  VERY cold feet.  Almost all the time except for summer.  Oh blessed summer when I can… Read more »

Try a Little Civility, Martha

It was interesting to see Martha Stewart speak off the cuff the other night regarding Sarah Palin.  Perhaps caught unawares,  her true feelings surfaced pretty quickly.  Calling Sarah Palin “very boring”, “dangerous”, and “confused”.  While Martha is certainly entitled to her opinion, she came across as shrill, catty, and elitist.  It’s disturbing to me to… Read more »

A Vintage Knitting Treasure Chest

Today while poking around one of my favorite thrift stores, I came across an interesting vintage-y looking pink box with graphics of lingerie.  It was quite large, long and banded with two rubber bands.    Part of the fun of thrift store shopping is never knowing what you’re going to come across. I opened the noisy… Read more »