For three years Laura ‘s wardrobe, day in, day out, school dances excluded, consisted exclusively of skinny jeans or leggings. Skinny jeans, new or second hand, went under the knife at once, emerging in socially acceptable tatters.
Leggings merely suffered the snags of time. Sooner or later, flesh speckled the leggings. The wearer, indeed, all the wearers, were unabashed. I sincerely believe, leggings of the world suffer the cruel pricks of fate hourly. No matter, holidays, birthdays, even peg hooks and strip clips of legging packages in stores keep leggings coming on.
A strange conversation struck up recently.
“Grandma,” what do you think of dresses?”
I allowed I like them.
“If I send you a list, will you buy me one?”
The list landed square in my Amazon list file in a nano second.
We picked this dress first. I have great reservations. I may be mistaken. It will not go to school until I see half a dozen of that style go by on any given day. It certainly needs the appropriate front zip hoodie.
I steered the conversation to the ease of tee shirt top dresses. Laura was in favor, if she liked it.
“Show me one you like!”
She likes two. More clicks. In my defense, I also pointed out girls her age in Pakistan earned a few pennies constructing these dresses. Yes, she knew that. We’ll see how these work out, and look for fair trade dresses next.
Laura bounced through the door tonight. “Did my dresses come?”
“We ordered them on Saturday!”
“I know, I know. I just wondered.”
We checked. We learned:
Shipped Sunday, April 15
Weather or natural disaster at 11:55 AM Monday, April 16 - from USPS
A while back I got the first half of a pneumonia vaccination. In truth, I watched my strong friend Jean carried away by pneumonia, and decided I’d give that one a run for its money. It’s a two shot protocol, the second shot from the drug store, as my doctor’s office generally does not stock Prevnar, the second shot.
I called the nurse to request the prescreption. In an expansive mood, as I don’t get vaccinated often, I asked the doctor send along the new shingles shot, too. The nurse called back with dire warnings. Be sure to get the protocol from the pharmacist; both in one day not recommended, blablabla.
I called the drugstore Monday morning. Come on down; they had it all; takes about twenty minutes, with paperwork. They dispense both in one day all the time!
The pharmacist shot shingles in my left arm, pneumonia in my right. That was yesterday. By bedtime, my arms wished I were dead and gone. In the middle of the night I got up and slugged acetaminophen. Note to self: never do that again. Good news: I doubt I will.