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October 4th, 2019 at 11:32 pm

I don't think I'm going to try to recover any of my missing posts. I write so many blog entries in a month that finding them all would be a massive undertaking and I honestly just don't have the energy to do that at this time. Even if I did find them, I wouldn't want to just dump them back into the blog. That's okay for maybe 10 entries, but I would likely have 100 or more. So I am just going to accept them as gone and move on. At least for now.

I am going down tomorrow to meet my grand niece for the first time. It is her first birthday party. I'm not looking forward to the drive, but it will be nice to see my sister and my nephews and niece and the baby. I am not looking forward to the drive there and back, though. It is always so hard on my body to be in the car for long periods of time. I'm already in an RA flare due to the weather.

Today was payday. It's pretty much on auto pilot at this point. I don't know if there is much point in my posting my payday reports. I haven't in a while. At first it was mostly to keep me on track on the budget, but I've been doing really well with it for a year now and don't think it is really necessary anymore.

Yesterday I took DS shopping for sweat pants. It took us 4 stores to find one pair that wasn't paper thin or didn't cost $55 a pair (When did Penney's get so expensive) or wasn't unraveling at the seams. Why is it so hard to find thick sweat pants of good construction anymore? We found one pair at Kohl's that was on sale for $19.56. The selection everywhere for men's sweats is garbage. There is barely anything as compared to women's sweats and the colors are almost non-existent.

Or you'll go to Target (where I hate to shop) and their sizes are their own compared to everyone else's so nothing fits that should. When my son is a large in every store but not even the XL fits at Target, you know they are screwing with sizing. I thought they only screwed around with women's sizing. Men's used to be standard.

We are going to stop at a store in Burlington on the way back from the party and see if they have anything there. It is a store we used to have here, but our branch of it closed, and we used to have really good luck there with clothes. If not, we'll have to try some sporting goods stores to see if they have anything. I don't want to spend $55 a pair for Nike or Adidas. DS doesn't give a hoot about brand names and they are far from reasonable.

I am seriously thinking about digging out my sewing machine and learning to make clothes once and for all.

7 Responses to “Blah Blah Blah (I hate coming up with titles)”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I have noticed the quality in clothing has plummeted. That's one reason I like to buy secondhand clothes. I can get quality labels at a price that doesn't break the bank. And older clothing which is better made. But it does take some searching.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, I've noticed quality of clothes declining. Sweat pants would be easy to make! I've made flannel pajama pants for my nieces before.

  3. Jenn Says:

    I suggest that you look at Land's End for men's sweat pants. They may cost a little more, but they last for years. My last pair was a decade old before I reluctantly trashed them. (The men's are such good quality that I buy them for myself too.)

  4. james.hendrickson Says:

    For mens clothing Brooks Brothers is really first rate.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Boy, howdy, you are so right about the sizing, and not just at Target. Very rarely is stuff standardized.

    Like CB, I'm trying to find quality stuff second hand when I can because some of the older stuff is better made. Being overweight makes it difficult to find flattering pieces and most of the newer stuff is just plain ugly and even worse when it is one me and off the hanger!

    Love your title, I too struggle to come up with something.

  6. Lucky Robin Says:

    My biggest issue is they don't tend to have sweats second hand. They have tons of jeans, but it is rare to find sweats. I think men wear them until they are completely worn out.

  7. Lucky Robin Says:

    Jenn, I will check out Land's End. They do have good clothes, but once you order from them they send you tons of catalogs and that can be quite irritating. These days they might have an opt out for catalogs, though.

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