The simple things of life can boost me over the moon. Others may win Super Lotto. But I now own five pair of the perfect socks.
For a long time, I’ve had sock issues. The were too thick in the sole. They weren’t high enough. Then they started slipping down the heel and bunching up under my foot. Walking half a block to get the mail was a misery. My world turned grey and lifeless..
Then inspiration! Buy new socks. I took immediate action. I opened my browser to Amazon. There they were! Wool blend socks, of the perfect height, of the perfect thickness. Five pair in multiple colors. I pushed the buy button. As I write, my feet feel cozy in pair of salmon socks with turquoise toes, and ecru tops. Now I can walk a mile in my shoes without my socks sliding down my heels. Life is good.
Times They are A’Changing
If I had written the little ditty as a college student, nobody would have understood what I was talking about. The IBM Selectric was the last word in writing technology. If you used the word “Amazon” you were either talking about a very long river in South America, or mythological women warriors. Furthermore, I would have had to leave the house, walk to a store that had a few selection of socks, then fork over real cash (college students of my generation rarely had credit cards), and carry a bag home myself!
The time they are a changing – day by day. Hope we don’t change ourselves into Atlantis and find ourselves at the bottom of the sea before the quarter century mark.
The Expanding World of Christmas Decorations
The last few days have been dedicated to taking down the Christmas decorations. On a microcosmic level, it is absolute proof that we live in an expanding universe. The decorations expanded far beyond the storage space in which they existed before Christmas. It required the purchase of three more 49 gallon storage tubs to pack them all, and there are scattered odds and ends that haven’t found a home yet.