“Not every woman in old slippers can manage to look like Cinderella.”

The morning is glorious. It rained all day yesterday so everything is still wet. When I opened the back door, I could see steam rising from the tops of the fences where the morning sun was hitting it. The steam rose in the air and reminded me of steam from subway vents on the sidewalks. When I was a kid, I used to stand on one to get warm. A bird was singing loudly all by itself probably in thanks for the sun and the warmth of the day. It will get to 60˚ here.

My Thanksgiving dinner was delicious, and there is plenty for leftovers tonight. The aluminum pan was filled with turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, squash and sweet potato. Gravy and cranberry sauce were on the side. The original email said to call from the parking lot, and they’d bring my dinner so I dressed not at all. I wore fleece pants with lots of white dog hair, pelting and a hole. I stayed in my sweat shirt with no supportive undergarment. When I got to the restaurant, the sign said to go in to pick up dinner. I slouched and went inside.

My to do list has one item. I need to organize all the Christmas gifts into bags and boxes to get them ready to wrap then mail. I am determined to finish organizing by Sunday so I can buy whatever gifts I’m missing. I’ll wrap them all next week. I want the boxes gone by next Friday.

I am sad. My slippers have reached the end of their usefulness and their warmth. My toes poke through, well, the big toes anyway. The backs are frayed, and the soles worn down to the linings. I have worn those slippers everywhere. They stopped being just slippers a long time ago. I’ll miss them.

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8 Comments on ““Not every woman in old slippers can manage to look like Cinderella.””

  1. Christer. Says:

    Sounds as if You had a rather nice thanksgiving despite the virus 🙂

    I do need slippers too, the last ones I had was eaten by Sune 🙂 I’ll see if I can find any next time I go to a bigger store.

    Really nice and thick fog here today and a bit chilly too, not sure it reached above 32 F all day.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      It was a good one, but I did miss being with other people. I was quite happy with the meal I had bought. I ended it with a piece of chocolate cream pie.

      I do have another pair of slippers lined in fleece. The problem is they do look like slippers. The ones I’\ve been wearing look like wool clogs.

      The sun has disappeared. No rain predicted but it feels damp.

      Have a great Friday!

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Glad to here that your Thanksgiving dinner was a success. Our’s was also. We ate in shifts while watching the Cowboys stink up AT&T Stadium with a huge loss due to to bad play on the field and bad coaching decisions. For some weird reason my son doesn’t want to eat with us. He either eats before or after. My wife also eats separately. Only my daughter and I eat together. I have given up making any sense of my family.

    I’m in the market for a pair of slippers because I have a lot of hardwood flooring than I did in my previous residence and my wife likes keeping the house colder than I would. Unfortunately, my ancestors bequeathed me narrow feet and the cheap slippers are too wide and I just walk out of them. I also, don’t like any shoe without a back, ie mules. I am a klutz and would trip and fall down the stairs with those type of shoes.

    The pair I found that fit me are not cheap. They’re made by UGG. On Amazon, many of the reviews said to order the next larger size because they fit too tight which will fit me ok. That’s what I discovered when I tried them in Kohl’s but didn’t buy them because they are expensive. Unfortunately, evertwhere they are on line has them backordered. Such is life when you’re a cheapskate. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Dinner was delicious, but I missed company, conversation over dinner. I’ll have to get used to that by Christmas. Family is sometimes weird, but we’re stuck with them!

      I’ve lived by myself since I first bought the house so I’m good with that, but it will be my first Christmas without family or friends. That means I don’t have to share my mimosa.

      I treat myself. I figure why not. I buy expensive footwear because they’re better for my feet. Nothing is worse than uncomfortable shoes. My slippers were $80.00. I’m about to order another pair. My feet are demanding it. Ugg’s are expensive. Tom Brady once gave every Patriot a pair of Ugg’s just because.

      Enjoy your day!

      • Bob Says:

        Solitude has its advantages. The weather was beautiful and breezy today and just a little chilly, the high was 63°. My daughter and I went for a ride because we are still exploring the area while listening to good music. I stopped in the Kohl’s department store to use their facility and they had one pair left of the Ugg slippers in the color and size I wanted. Also, they were marked down to the out of stock online price, so I treated myself. Surprisingly, the store wasn’t very crowded at all, but everyone was wearing a mask. Maybe the message of wearing masks is getting through.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I have been by myself since March except I did see my friends for July 4th and two birthdays, hers and mine. I miss people and good times and friends.

        I’m glad you had to use the facilities. That was serendipity. You got your Ugg’s, and they were on sale.

        I can’t remember the last time I saw someone without a mask. What drives me crazy is when people don’t cover their noses.

        People are holding on to the ridiculous notion that masks don’t stop the spread. They follow their leader, the soon to be ex-president.

      • Bob Says:

        When I see instructors at work not covering their noses, I ask them to please cover their nose. The first common response is that their glasses steam up. I tell them to wear the mask higher on their nose because surgeons wear the same kind of mask and wear glasses. The other excuse is that it doesn’t matter. My current comeback is, “The next time you need surgery, tell the surgeon it’s ok to breath out his nose into your incision”. That usually shuts them up.:-(

      • katry Says:

        That’s a great answer. My glasses also steam so I move my mask up. That sometimes helps.


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