Saturday, October 9, 2010

My new fall wardrobe

A nip is definnitely in the air, although we are having a few delightfully warm days, every other week or so. But I have to put my mind, and my daughter, on what I need. I day-dream about a new purse, or a pair of shoes; wouldn't an up-to-date blazer be nice? (Or does anyone still wear blazers?)

It's all make believe, this coversation between me and me; I really need new nightgowns. I have one flannel gown that was mistakenly put in the dryer after the first wearing, so if you look at the too short sleeves, you might think the wearer is a growing girl. That is, until you look at the arms themselves. They scream "old woman".

So, my really fine DD ( have I said often enough what a good daughter she is?) went up to the mall and began the search.She found only four in my size, and brought them to me so I could choose two. It was easy: the two extra small, from one store,  fit;  the plain small from the other store were too tight.

So I am happy with my new fall wardrobe: pink. to match my pink room, (foolishly girlish, I'm afraid), a room no self-respecting man would live in. But no man except my family enters, anyhow. And the only man I really want to enter has been gone twelve long years.

The other gown is white, with a bluish-gray design, with red cardinals, the official bird of the state of Ohio. That's my scarlet and gray football nightgown. How very, very well-dressed I will be every Saturday.

And she brought me a box of gingersnaps, too.

Blessed be.


  1. Painted my study pink and white and looooooooooove it :-) we will always be girls, won't we, :-)

  2. Gingersnaps and new clothes. Life is good today. Go Buckeyes!

  3. Sounds like a great day. Enjoy those flannel nightgowns, one of my most favorite things!

  4. How about some flannelette sheets?
    You'll have to excuse my ignorance - does it snow in your neck of the woods?

  5. Hello Mrs Greene,

    we have to thank the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton for all the visible colours, since he is the one who discovered that when pure white light passes through a prism, it separates into all of the visible colors, (including pink ;).
    But according to psychology of colours (which I am sure all of you have heard) pink among all colours symbolises "...happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood."(Kate Smith, 2010). I prefer blue, if you ask me. But pink it's not bad either.

  6. One lovely lady who is going to look lovely .

  7. What a wonderfully thoughtful daughter you have!

  8. Libby taught me the gift of nighties. After she died, I crawled into her closet where hers still hung so I could hug them and cry with all my might.

    She would love your new wardrobe, Phyllis.

  9. Nothing like a new outfit to spice up the day and bring new dreams by night!