Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Things That Bug Me

I don't like to complain or be known as one of those people who constantly whines and gripes about everything, but recently there are a couple of things that have been really, really getting on my nerves. They are not about people at all, but just things. There were actually 3 things, but now I can't remember what the third one is. I guess it must not be too bad, huh?

Anyway, the first thing that really gets on my nerves is bra straps that won't stay up. Straps that are contantly falling down. No matter what I do, how I adjust them, my stupid bra straps won't stay in place. Maybe I'm buying cheap bras, but I wouldn't call the bras I bought cheap since I had to buy them on sale in order to be able to afford them. To be honest, if I could go without one I would be a happy camper, say good riddance to it and go on my merry way. Unfortunately, that would not be appropriate behavior in today's society. I will tell you that when I get home from work, especially in the summer time, that's one of the first things that comes off and stays off. I aim to be comfortable at least while I'm at home, dadgum it.

The other thing that has been bugging me since winter started is socks that won't stay up. Why is it that I can't find a sock that will stay up on my legs? Am I buying the wrong size? I don't think so because the standard size is supposed to fit most shoe sizes. There is nothing worse (than a fallen bra strap of course) than having your socks fall down around your ankles. I've seen those sock holder upper things that men wear, what are they called "sock garters"? I did some research the other day and discovered that there is such a thing for women. However, it looks like it would cut off your circulation if you bind it around the top part of your leg below the knee. Oh, and let's not forget those Christmas socks that we buy that when you put them on, the heel of the sock is way above where it's supposed to be on your heel. It's more like almost halfway up your leg. Whoever designed those must have had a really big foot or a long foot.

Now I remember what the other thing is. It's purse shoulder straps that won't stay up. Do you see a pattern here? I seem to have a multitude of things that just won't stay up where they are supposed to be. Imagine having all of this going on while your arms are full and you are trying to go in a door or something and some inconsiderate person lets the door slam in your face? What happend to Good Will Toward Men (or Women?)

I really envy women who always look so put together. I don't feel like I've ever been "put together" and I probably never will.


pippasporch said...

Hi Sharon!

Thank you for stopping by my Porch & leading me to your blog.

That's the thing, isn't it? After work, and home responsibilities, taking time to spend with loved ones, there's not much energy or time left at the end of the day.

And of course, all the Christmas preparations! (Just heard about this novel idea the other day: to wrap gifts as you buy them instead of leaving the whole pile for Christmas Eve ~ can't think why I've never thought of that, LOL!)

I agree that all the have-to-dos and the want-to-dos can be quite overwhelming. And that is so opposite of what this time of year is really about.

I've received some grand suggestions, though, & I suspect for me the answer might lie in not leaving creative playing till the end of the day when I'm pooped. =)

Be very well, and breathe deeply till you find the stillness within. I know I will!

(: Pippa

PS ~ Laughed about your staying up challenges. I SO relate!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

I don't have a solution for the purse or sock problem...but the bras I can help... and they are cheap too. Go to Wal-mart, look for Hanes Sports bras, they are cotton, comfy, you want the 'sling back' style, a single strap goes from the middle of your back up, then splits to go over your shoulders... I defy you to have a strap fall with one of these on... and they are less than $10 each... I have all different colors... I LOVE them.
Found you via EDM... btw.