Hope everyone had a good Christmas? Ours was spent, as usual, skiing in Colorado. (Tough life). Mercifully I didn't suffer too badly from Altitude sickness this time, and everyone else seemed to be OK on the health front too.
Thinking ahead to 2015, I've decided to make a few resolutions but not to go crazy. Interestingly, the Daily Mail came up with a few suggestions and I may have to take up the first one.
UPGRADE YOUR UNDERWEAR DRAWER. - My collection is nothing short of a disgrace. When I find knickers (panties, to Americans) that are comfortable I tend to wear them until the elastic disintegrates. I have pairs that are older than my children. Well, the eleven year old at least. You know you have a problem when your mother sends you a four-pack for your birthday.
I don't wear anything fancy because, quite frankly I find all that lace shows through and we all know the only thing worse than VPL is erm, VPL. (That's Visible Pantie Lace - I just made it up.) No. In the knicker department, I ask only that they fit without causing bulges (an increasing challenge I find), and don't show through my clothes. A nice tummy panel also doesn't go amiss but these days, what gets shoved in at one end usually finds its way out somewhere else. (Don't you hate it when control underwear is modeled by women with 1% body fat?)
My underwear drawer however, is full of knickers of indeterminate colo(u)r. To be honest, I can't even remember what they used to look like, but probably an inoffensive, skin tone or plain white. Years of being accidentally chucked in with the denim however, have taken its toll.
My bras aren't much better but they're usually only one or two years old. Last time I bought one, I decided to go to a "specialist" as I had no clue of my size. (Did you know that a large percentage of us are walking around wearing the wrong size bra?) The bra lady told me that a) you should buy a new bra every 6 months (well, she would wouldn't she?) b) you should never put them in the dryer, and c) you should never fold one cup into the other, the way most of us do when putting them away.
Can't quite remember why, but I think it was that it breaks down the support in the inverted cup.
So yes, I resolve to find myself some new, comfy knickers, and get rid of all the tired, unelasticated ones in my drawer. Knowing my luck, I will then be hit by a bus, but I'll feel a bit better on account of my lovely underwear!
I have also decided to prove my point that "I never win anything" by entering as many competitions as I can.
Oh and about 70% of the house has needed a new coat of paint for the last few years, so that's a serious goal too.
How about you?