Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tuesday torment& shopping success

My Tuesday is not getting off to a great start. I'm nearly convinced that the cold has as much to do with joint pain as damp and I live on an island-there are two types of weather here. Cold and damp or hot and damp. There are about three days in fall and spring where it deviates and I missed those this year. Meanwhile I have considerable pain in my leg and a weird kind of pain in the ball of my right foot. Anyway while I was lumbering along trying to vacuum the lint from around the dryer filter with the SuperSucker-I sucked up a big yellow Playtex hand glove. It was gone before I could pull away. So now, I need to find the thingy that is long and brush-like for cleaning out the filter, so I can push it through the Super Sucker hose. I really should have stayed in bed. In fact I may just return there soon and try again tomorrow.
On the very plus side...I went to TJ Maxx yesterday and found several cotton sweaters and then went over to Dress Barn where I found a great pair of black pants and another two sweaters. I may go back and buy another pair of the pants before they're all gone. These are really comfortable and that's a tough one for me. I'm not that heavy except in the belly area and I'm short-so pants purchases are not fun times. I, like nearly every woman I know, hate clothes shopping. I really needed some things though since I can't find anything decent in the closet to wear even to the grocery store. I also found a nice red shirt with very tiny black dots to wear with the black pants for our annual New Years Dinner. The only other thing I got was a really pretty grey and black velvet scarf to go with a black sweater.
I'm going to eat some breakfast and try taking an Ibuprofen. I have had stomach problems in the past so I hesitate to take aspirin or anything like it. The pain is keeping me from functioning though so I will give it a try. Wish me luck-that I don't exchange one pain for another. See you tomorrow.


Janet said...

Yikes! I hope you get some relief from the pain. That can't be easy to deal with in a cold, damp climate.

I hate clothes shopping! Apparently the only people who buy clothes are young and very thin because that's all they seem to design for anymore! And I'm neither! Maybe I'll pop into TJMaxx and see what I find. Hopefully your luck will rub off on me!

Now get some rest and feel better.

The Carolina Quilter said...

I hope you are feeling better soon, Dee. But your sense of humor shines through despite the aches and pains! I needed a little chuckle today. Cold and damp or hot and damp. We're pretty chilly today but sunny. yesterday was windy--very windy. And I'm trying my dangdest to get two quilts finished for Christmas before my little basal cell procedures Friday. Wish me luck.

The Carolina Quilter said...

Dee, I tagged you for meme but, par for my course, I screwed it up in retyping it so don't know if you'll get notified. I got it from Weronica and her's, of course, is correct!!! sorry.