Saturday, January 24, 2009

Project 365..(1/18-1/24) and PINK SATURDAY...



Even though her site isn't updated yet...Below is my week's "fun"...






















On the 21st I finally used my cool little gadget DH gave me for Christmas...now its easy to keep a "to do" list or a shopping list...you speak into the recorder, it categorizes and saves it...as you head out the door, hit the button and it prints your list!! It's called "SmartShopper" and it has numerous pre-listed categories...and you can build your own specific items as well!




















On the 22nd, I probably solidified we won't have anymore cold weather here...I bought a new, wool "p-coat", "car coat", whatever you want to call it...my old coat actually has moth holes in it...which brought up another "to do"...so I had to add moth balls to my shopping list after I wash the closet with antiseptic.
Have you every wondered why they're called "p-coats"...well, per one of the Navy sites...Sailors who have to endure pea-soup weather often don their pea coats but the coat's name isn't derived from the weather. The heavy topcoat worn in cold, miserable weather by seafaring men was once tailored from "pilot" cloth — a heavy, course, stout kind of twilled blue cloth with the nap on one side. The cloth was sometimes called P-cloth for the initial letter of "pilot" and the garment made from it was called a p-jacket — later, a pea coat. The term has been used since 1723 to denote coats made from that cloth.

Anyway, back to my coat...the day after I bought my new coat that I WANTED to wear...and my being in my "hot flash" stage, it's a miracle I wanted to even try on coats...oh yeah, the day after I bought it, the temperature was 66 degrees. Needless to say, I haven't gotten to wear it.











The last time I bought a London Fog was in 1979 when I went to work downtown and had to have a really good trench coat to endure the "fumey, gooey" bus rides on the rapid system...just the name "London Fog" brings back memories of the 60's, the Beatles, Twiggy, watching my sister enjoying her dating years while I dreamed of what it would be like to date. Pea coats were in then, too!











On the 23rd, I made my first outing to WHOLE FOODS...WOW!! Remarkably, I did find some good deals and I was amazed at the variety of foods. I found these great dried edamame(soybeans) that are lightly salted...they're a great snack with high fiber, no bad fat and they will take care of my urge for "crunchy"...and they were on SALE! 4oz. for $1.79, YEAH!! So, I'll be make new lists specific to WholeFoods trips in the future!



And for PINK SATURDAY...I found my new pink purse at the thrift store...not a mark on it and the inside is brand new looking, no stains, crumbs, or anything!! This is going to be my Easter purse.






HAVE YOU HAD ANY GOOD FINDS RECENTLY?

10 comments:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Wow, this was really interesting. I've wanted a pea coat for a couple of years and had wondered about the name. We don't have a Whole Foods close by, so I've been wondering about that, too. AND edamame. It was only this year I heard how to pronounce it. And yes, London Fog does bring back the 60s, doesn't it. I guess I should stick with you because you're living life and I'm still wondering about everything!

char72 said...

The to do list gadget looks like it would be pretty handy. I love coats, jackets and sweaters but it rarely gets cold enough to wear a sweater or jacket and I haven't worn a coat for many years. The sun is shining bright now and the temperature is in the 70s. Its nice but I'd love to have more cold weather. I had never thought about how the Pea coat got its name. Interesting.
Charlotte

sara said...

oh, I NEED that smartshopper!!! That is very cool!!

I love whole foods, especially their selection of cheeses!

great pics! Come back by in the morning and link up so every can visit!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Clinton! Watching Clinton! Hi, Clinton!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Ack! Now i'm channel flipping!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

That little smartshopper is really cool. If it would just go and get the items and bring them home and put them away, it would be a perfect world. Love the peacoat and the pink purse.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Skoots, I used "Paint" to fiddle with the pics.

LuAnn said...

Love the purse !!! My daughter and I actually have a purse problem. Way to many of them.

Beverlydru said...

I love the pea coat. Really love it! I'll be back tomorrow to see your ugly mug. : )

Ang baylis said...

I am loving that coat! Your pictures are SO much fun. I'm enjoying sneaking into the lives of my girlfriends out in blog land! Thanks for posting them! I also love Whole Foods. We need one in our hometown!
Much love,
Angie xoxo