It's January Thaw time: happens every year it seems, and I don't love it. Oh, I for sure don't mind some milder temperatures, especially after that long and sever cold spell, but when it goes above freezing and rains too and everything gets all slushy and dirty .... Well, I'm just not a fan.
I was rather shocked earlier today. Sue and I began a Falls Prevention exercise class. It was pretty mild stuff, but I didn't find it easy at all. I once would have scoffed at such an easy routine and not all that long ago either, but my goodness, what a rude awakening as both joints and muscles complained vigourously.
I wasn't going to enroll in the class because I don't feel very fearful about falling, and at just 70, I'd be younger than the others. But then again pride goeth before a fall, so ... 😄
After class, when I returned home to change out of my exercise gear, including my socks and with recent posts in mind, I had to take the following picture.
Four pairs? Really AC? Four pairs?! Yes, but just temporarily as I had just taken one pair off and would put another on, so there would only be three lying there. But still, four is a lot. Yes I agree, but there's a simple explanation. Really. Trust me.
The pair on the far left is good, outdoor material: smart wool, really warm, but short. Even though they are normal, short socks, I often wear them outdoors because some of the long ones fall down, which is irritating. I don't mind pulling them up in the house, but I don't want to be pulling up my socks outside, and I hate them falling down.
The white ones second from the left are my sport socks for the exercise class. Generally, they are all that I wear in summer, but I don't usually have reason to wear them in winter.
The third pair are the new mohair ones that I just blogged about. Since I already had a long pair out (the next ones in line) I usually wouldn't have two long ones out, but I wanted to try them. And yes, joy of joys, they will stay up outside. I guess they're keepers.
Finally, a sort of long pair that for some reason aren't as long as my other long socks and hence fall down more than most. I don't like this pair at all, but they aren't worn down, so they are still somewhat suitable for knocking about the domicile.
By the way. I usually have one other pair on the go too: another long pair just for wearing in bed.
As I said in the title, Even More Socks, but I'm rather sure that I am done with the sock thing now.