One of the great things about summer is that I can stop wearing long underwear. Now, I’m not talking about the red one-piece underwear that you see in the cowboy movies. The ones that the cowboys wear night and day – with the flaps. Like these at Cowboy Outfitters.
My long underwear is two pieces – top and bottom. Some pieces are white and some are pink.
Very feminine – at least for long underwear.
The thing is – I didn’t used to have to wear long underwear in the winter.
I’ve always been cold-blooded – Wait! – I mean cold-natured! (Hmmm. . . Freudian slip?)
But as I’ve grown older, the cold has become more and more agonizing for me.
Now, the climate is not considered particularly frigid in my corner of the world. Not like Antarctica or Iceland. But when the “wind comes sweeping down the plain” in the frosty winter,
(Ooops! Song interlude.)
it can cut right through me like – uh – ice.
I’m getting older – and colder. I hate that!
No wonder retirees move to warmer places – like Florida.
Ahhhhh. Here comes the sun. . .
(Ooops! Song interlude – again.)
WOW, Grandawn! I just discovered your blog while responding to a post in nrhatch’s “Spirit Lights the Way.” (I’ll give a plug to her wonderful blog: http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/
I’m responding to the last post on the page, but my thoughts are many and respond to multiple posts: For one, I have other homophonic suggestions to substitute for colognic: colognial, colognist, cologny – I’m sure there must be more! If it’s a spirit, let it stay, don’t send it away! He/she sounds very friendly to me, and how nice to leave a lovely scent behind to remind you of the visit! 😀
As far as embarrassing your children goes, I feel that is a parent’s job. I remember one time when our youngest was about 12 that we were having dinner at a 1950’s style diner. Music from the era (mine) was playing on the jukebox, so I was “boppin’ along” in my chair and singing (albeit quietly). Our son said, “Stop it! Mom!!! You’re embarrassing yourself!” To which I replied, “No, Matt…I’m embarrassing YOU!” 😀 What fun I had, mostly at his expense, but it was worth it. Now that he’s in his 30’s, and soon to be a Dad for the first time, he is beginning to appreciate my carefree abandon…I say BEGINNING to! I can still embarrass him on occasion!
Also, since I have become a (very) amateur photographer, I am indebted to you for mentioning the Photoscape website! What a treasure – especially as I, too, like to do photo manipulation!
I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to reading it regularly (my list of reads is growing!). We gracefully (sometimes klutzily) aging women need to stick together! Thanks for the thoughts and laughs…and go ahead – get that tote bag before the deadline (which gives me pause – if it’s supposed to make summer last and last, why is it only available until the official beginning of summer?)
Thanks, Paula! So glad to meet you. I agree – we gracefully, klutzily, eccentric, crazy aging women do need to stick together. Yes, I really enjoy nrhatch’s blog.
I’m enjoying reading your comments. 🙂
I have only got to this post now as my bandwidth ran v.v. low towards the month end. I plan on buying thermal underwear (long sleeves, long johns) in UK when I visit (I think) next month. At the moment I have been wearing long sleeved T-shirts and stretch pants for underneath my clothes for the last couple of years – and too bad if I look fat!!!
I’m so glad your bandwith is feeling better. 🙂
One of the good things about the thermal underwear is that it doesn’t make you look fat (yeah, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it).
I love your underwear.
I enjoyed the music interludes. Love the Beatles and Oklahoma! takes me back to when I was a young teenager and we went to see many musicals.
Ouma has a whole drawer full of long underwear.
Okay – When I saw the email letting me know about your comment, my heart jumped into my throat and nearly choked me. The only line of the comment that was visible in the email was “I love your underwear.” This is not a message that I often receive in my email. 🙂
Now that I have picked myself up off the floor (and my heart has returned to its rightful place), I can respond. Thank you! I love it, too, on those freezing winter days. And, obviously, I have good taste since Ouma has them too. I’m so glad you enjoyed the song interludes.
Ouma will be more careful in future 😉
Loving the feminine longjohns 🙂 hope it warms up soon
Oh, yes – the high today is supposed to be 92 degrees (fahrenheit).
I have only just arrived in WordPress after years of blogging at Letterdash in South Africa. Lyndatjie suggested I visit, and I’m glad I did. We seem to have versification , grandparenthood and music in common, and I also write – fantasy for the young and young-at-heart. I loved your takes on the swings and roundabouts.
Um… if you abhor puns, stay away from me!
Glad to meet you, colonialist. So nice of you to visit! I love the puns.
Thanks for the reference, Lyndatjie! 🙂
Long underwear? WHERE CAN I BUY IT?
I’m freezing my nosehair at the moment and my dogs keep on upsetting all my beds by trying to climb underneath the covers. I’m not coping so well with the winters anymore – I think our blood is getting thinner and this is making us feel the ice in the air more… *walks off whistling Here Comes the Sun*
In Oklahoma, I buy them at Dollar General. I found them online here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D1040660&field-keywords=long+underwear. I’m not sure these will help your nosehairs, though. Maybe the whistling will help those.
ha ha…. ok – I’m going to see if they deliver to South Africa – because this sounds like the answer to all my chilly prayers!
hmmmm…..long underwear….i’ll bet your daughters are SO proud!!!!!! LOL btw…I refuse to listen to the song interludes lest those pesky tunes get stuck in my head for
Oh, yes. My daughters are so proud – I never embarrass them (heeheehee!!).
You may not listen to the song interludes. But I know the tune starts going through your mind as soon as you see it (bwah-hah-hah-hah!!!!!!!).
I have just come out of the hot flushes…for the third time…cold is GOOD!!!!
I would have to agree with you on that granny1947. Cold is definitely good when going through the hot flashes. Third time?!?!? NOooooooooooo. . .
Hi, Cin. Really cold there, huh? Brrrrrr!! You have a great weekend, too.
You’re so funny, I can imagine you’d go mad with the cold South African winters.
Have a great weekend grandawn.