There was a pool party planned for Peerless and her classmates, and I think 4 or 5 little girls showed up. Mr. Sis grilled a nice batch of burgers & dogs, and we had sides too. Pup & Memaw stayed inside, and I stayed with them. After the party & dinner both our elders went to their respective homes, and when Mr. Sis got back we all just deflated and went to bed.
Sunday after breakfast, Sis & I "retired" to her second closet (!!). She is a professional, and really works at looking the part. Piecing together this story, Sis had been trying to lose a good bit of weight, while still wearing her same old wardrobe. Eventually, some weight came off and these clothes started hanging on her -- not the look she wanted! At this point she was pretty close to the size I am now, and really tired of wearing old clothes. So she went shopping, as only Sis the Super Shopper can, buying a lot of clothes but rarely paying more than 50% retail for any of them. And she was buying nice clothes, Charter Club and various designer names. Anyway, she started wearing her new wardrobe, believing she'd be wearing these things for a while based on the long slow process she'd been thru to lose weight. However, as sometimes happens, she suddenly lost about 20 lbs, and then over about a month lost another 10. And she was back to baggy clothes! Unacceptable!! So, she sorted all these too-big clothes into the second closet, meaning to take a lot of them to work to sell to other ladies there. Then she found out I was to visit! So for four hours Sunday, we had a marathon sizing session in her closet. I was in and out of pieces one right after another for four freaking hours. But now I have a nearly new wardrobe; actually, some of the blouses still had tags on them. Two big moving boxes of clothes just arrived via FedEx on Friday last. I'm going to have to refigure how I'll be storing the yarn stash, since I'll need the closet in the the front bedroom for my own second closet! I am just thrilled, what a nice gift from my Sis, with whom I used to get so angry because she would raid my closet! Sis and I figured that with what she gave me and my own puny wardrobe, I could go to work for 250 days (about a year) without repeating an outfit there. So, if you've been paying attention, you've seen the first 3 weeks of that process here. I'm gonna need a spreadsheet, I think.
One thing quickly became clear: I needed some better bras! And appropriate bling to wear with my "new" duds! On Tuesday, Sis & I went shopping, Sis-style. First we hit Hancock Fabrics for supplies needed for (oh noes!) more Fuzzhogs -- I'm commissioned to produce one for each of the cheerleaders at Miss A's school. More on that later. Then we went to TJ Maxx for some padded push-up bras so I be a sexy Mama. While there we picked up some bling. Then we went to the Clothes Mentor for more bling. I need to call those folks, and tell them that Nashville needs them! What fun! Check out these pics (sorry, cell phone & night time shots -- bleh!):
Some of these items came from Savers, which we did not visit until Saturday just before my flight home. The Plaidman hung up an accordion-style hanger to hold these in the master bedroom, and it looks like an art installation.
Well, it sounds like dinner may appear soon, so I'll close this & come back to my travelogue in another post.