The $13 sweater

This weather is making me,

nuts,

polar vortex,

indeed!!

I have to say,

I’ve had a wonderful,

holiday season,

and,

I am reading,

Sherlock Holmes, anyone?

but,

I have a touch of cabin fever,

not getting out much,

too cold,

and,

too broke,

and,

the toothache I had,

last year,

has moved to the other,

side,

old molars, a pox on old molars:-P

not much work at this time,

of year,

in the survey biz,

I can’t say,

I’m terribly torn up,

about not working,

but,

the being broke part,

sucks,

oh well,

something will turn up,

right?

In the meantime,

I’m staying positive,

well,

more like aiming for it.

I have no real moroseness,

I’m doggie paddling rather,

than,

threading water.

I have piles of books,

the dude,

decent television,

Downton Abbey and Sherlock, starting soon,

and,

my friend Peter and I.

have begun watching,

Parade’s End,

a fabulous BBC series,

so I’m getting,

my,

cultural,

and,

my intellectual fill.

Ah books, friends and TV,

not to mention muffin baking mothers,

what would we do without ’em, eh?

Maybe,

I’m deluded,

and,

kidding myself,

but,

I feel the veil, fog and doldrums,

may be,

lifting,

something good,

and,

inspiring,

close to the horizon,

I’m writing and reading again,

and,

well,

there is the matter,

of the $13.00 sweater.

Let me explain.

I love sweaters,

but,

I’m picky,

and,

I have a big gut,

yeah, it’s smaller than it once was and I am a work in progress but, still…

and I can’t buy expensive,

made in Scotland or Ireland sweaters,

cable knits,

usually make me look bigger etc,

but,

I have really wanted,

an Aran type sweater for a while.

So the other day,

I walk into Old Navy,

gift card from my best bud,

in pocket,

I needed some jeans,

and,

I like their slim cuts,

so I had enough for jeans,

and,

maybe a little something else,

I was browsing,

looking at sweaters and shirts,

big massive sale,

so in the pile of not so great,

shaker knits,

in drab colours,

I spot a dark blue,

fisherman style sweater,

they have tons of sizes,

but,

I figure,

this will bust my budget,

even at $30 bucks,

it was,

too rich for my blood,

$49.95?? forget it,

but,

low and behold,

an orange sticker,

final sale price,

$13.57

đŸ™‚

and it is perfect,

fits like a dream,

makes me feel,

rakishly butch.

Out of pocket price,

once the gift card and rebate coupon applied,

.75 cents!!

better than thrift store prices,

without the icky smell,

or fear of bed bugs.

So yeah,

maybe I’m reaching,

grasping at straws,

so to speak,

but,

I think,

the $13.00 sweater,

is a sign,

from the universe,

as my man Bob Marley would sing,

every little thing is gonna be alright,

and,

you will look good in the sweater,

to boot.

I hope you are all,

keeping well,

reading,

loving and finding,

your $13.00 sweater.

Be well.

Later girls,

BB

***borrowed the header from my new favourite movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, the cat looks like my dude in his younger years and I just love everything about this movie, everything***

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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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