Tomi, I'm not looking so much to get cheaper clothes, but ones that actually fit me. My body doesn't fit industry standards, and I am so sick of not having things fit. I did buy one meter of material from the remnant bin, thinking to make a scarf or two out of it. But looking at my patterns, I might be able to squeeze a short-sleeved blouse out of it. It's a lovely print.
And today was a busy day. I fixed up the mess in the kitchen, and then promptly made a new one, because Translator Son and family were coming over. I made chili (no beans, lots of peppers), served over spaghetti squash, with curried roasted cauliflower. Big head of cauliflower, all gone! Not much chili or spaghetti squash left either. I also baked a small pumpkin (for pie, going to use MDA's recipe) and an acorn squash for later in the week. Using Siobhan's trick to roast several veggies together, saving time and energy. Grandson #2 was thrilled by the hot oven, because it gave his first perfect sentence a good workout: It's hot! He said it over and over, very pleased with himself. I was pleased with him too. It was the first time I had heard him enunciate something so well. Grandson #1 proudly showed me the marks on his arm from a trip to the allergist (proud now, apparently put up quite a fight while he was there). Verdict: negative for milk allergy. And baby gurgled and smiled at me, so a lovely afternoon.
Anyway, the kitchen is a disaster area again, but I'll wait till tomorrow to do anything about it. I actually had a nap in the evening, which is why I'm wide awake now... oops. I promise I'll take it easy tomorrow, but I'm actually feeling pretty good, all in all.
Sabine, I hear you. I am thinking of finding out which retailers are the worst offenders and avoiding them.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford