Sunday, March 24, 2013

He's baaaack ....

My oldest friend has suddenly rediscovered Facebook, and she and Archie Bunker are now "liking" one another's posts. So far he "likes" that she remembers A&W root beer drive-ins and she "likes" that he wishes he could grab a mitt and play catch on a sunny spring mornings.

Yeah, this is what my conflict-averse friend, she of fragile health, needs in her life -- a forever-angry, chronically-ill, out-of-work asshole who has already proven himself cavalier with her feelings.

I'm not happy with this turn of events.

Getting ready for spring

Carson's is my favorite department store twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. That's when they sponsor The Goodwill Sale. For every article of "gently used" clothes or linens, you get a coupon for 25% virtually anything in the store -- 15% off cosmetics.

Last weekend I went above the waist: I bought a belt, a pair of capris, a lightweight jacket and a half dozen spring tops. This weekend I concentrated down south with three pairs of pants -- two slacks (in case I find myself interviewing this year). I also got a pair of crocheted cardigans, in case it's crazy hot again this summer and I have to dress it up. And all of this was about $200. 

I'm facing forward, thinking of Spring. I'm ready to feel brand new and the new clothes reflect that.