Back to School???? It's July 13 today and Staples has had promotions out for at least a week. The report cards have been filed, the school books set aside and indoor/outdoor shoes have way less meaning. So who is thinking about back to school? Students??? I doubt it. They are reveling in the freedom to get up later, hang out with friends and get away from routines. I mean the little guys and kids that are older might be settling into summer jobs. NO ONE, and I mean, no one, wants to think about back to school. Teachers are in feet-up, I survived-another-year mode and they have deliberately and determinedly decided not to worry about the new teaching assignment. Parents are still enjoying their kids. When they're at school and everyone's busy, they don't see the offspring that much. It should be a time of relaxation.
Today I went into a local ladies' wear store. I needed some simple tee-shirts and new capris. Nothing fancy and nothing left in my size. Summer sales are on and they are clearing summer inventory. What???? To me there are a couple of months of summer left and if it's nice in September, yeah, I'll be wearing summer outfits. I did get a couple of tees and denim capris. Not my first choice, though. At my age, rhinestones on the ass aren't desirable and one of the pairs was a very small size. The clerk assured me they would "relax". (If you see me with a larger than usual muffin top, she lied.) In lieu of rhinestones, I settled for the distressed look. Yeah, they're ripped and already look worn. I am looking forward to the sarcastic comments they're sure to illicit from my family.
Again, I'm missing the good old days. School's out for the summer and you didn't think about it until the last couple of weeks in August. By then, everyone was ready. Summer? It's not over, people. Not by a long shot so I guess I'll make the best of my new capris, one pair, small but "stretchy" and one distressed. I think I might be distressed.
Yes, I'm of a certain age but I'm pretty spry and like to think still smart enough.