It is true confession time and I hope you readers don’t leave me hanging on this observation turned reality. Was I the only one who wore the same outfit more than once on a fairly continuous basis in 2000 and even some now?
Please no negative judgments -the decision to ” double dip ” the same attire as the day before just started making good ” horse sense” to me. After all it is just me who has to look at me most days and the same look doesn’t bother me. To my way of thinking my physical features are permanently identical each day-so why not the attire covering it?
I think the idea started last winter during the pandemic when I was still having groceries delivered and rarely left the house except for oncology appointments and window pick-up medicines and occasionally fast food. We had a cold, wet winter and one morning while changing turtle necks while goose bumps popped out all over me-I stopped to think how silly it was to keep a daily ritual that no longer made sense to continue. How dirty could I have gotten sitting in a recliner, writing, reading and watching television.
At that point no one was coming in the house-items dropped on the porch were left until they left and I picked them up.
These days while I am getting out more-I am rarely seeing the same people every day so again why change an entire outfit unless I have been working in the garden on warm days and/ or planting in the dirt.
Another thing I have noticed people are largely unobservant-for instance last week my neighbor across the street bumped into me while we were checking the mail and complimented me on a blouse I was wearing-to my embarrassment the exact same thing re- occurred the next day. I could feel my face growing red as she complimented the blouse again . I decided to come clean and told her she had liked the blouse the day before and she started laughing and told me to wear it again the next day too so she could enjoy it again!
Don’t we all remember trying on a dress or gown -perhaps a new Easter dress when we were little or our first prom dress as we grew older-saying ( as we stared in the mirror) ” I am never taking this off” -guess what? With the pandemic some of us are doing just that! 😆
I will say I have given away more clothing to charity this past year than ever before and bought less clothing than ever before in my life. For me retirement is coming to mean less “attirement!”
So until tomorrow..
” When you are most simple-is when you feel really free. “
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
My hisciscus is returning! Hope the insects that destroyed it last year ( no matter what I tried) don’t return also…
Let’s not forget…