Posted 6 December, 08on:
Why do I bother to make plans? I did not embroider the t-shirts, work on grades, or sleep. The only thing I did from yesterday’s list is work on my jacket, which I have decided to abandon. It was not the lapels that got me. It was all the fabric under the arm. I started folding out excess and redrafting curves. Finally, I folded the whole pattern up and put it back in the envelope. It will be donated to the home ec class and I will pick a different pattern. I remembered an Ottobre pattern for a wrap style shirt with a wide collar. Ottobre patterns fit without hours of redrafting and fitting. Life is too short to mess with the wrong pattern.
My plans were partially derailed by a trip to Walmart. I knew going to Walmart on a Saturday morning in December was not smart. I would love to know how many times I said, “Excuse me, can I get through?” Because I try to keep this blog family friendly, I cannot share what was actually going through my head. You can fill in the blanks. After finally crossing everything off my very long list, I stood in a very long line to check out. Apparently, the screaming pain in my knee was loud enough for everyone to hear. An old woman in an electric scooter chair pulled up behind me in line. She took one look at me and said, “Here honey, you sit in my chair. I can stand for a while.” How sad when an old crippled woman thinks you need the electric scooter more than she does.
After that incident, I was too depressed to do anything that required more cognitive function than folding laundry.