Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thaws, Falls and Even More Socks

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.


Joanne Noragon said...

Well, good sock luck.

Marie Smith said...

Lol. A good sock is hard to find by the sound of it, AC.

Kay said...

The type of socks I now wear in Hawaii sure changed from what I wore in Chicago. Hmmm... a Fall Prevention class. I could sure use that. Ummm... So are you saying you fell down?

Wendy said...

Let me guess, you got socks for Christmas. Ha, or maybe not!

Poor floor - really needed a huge hug!

Our weather has been pretty much the same as yours. Freezing and now rain for a couple of days and then back to freezing for the weekend. Yuk!

Can't wait for spring. How many days???

Terri said...

One can never have enough pairs of socks. Especially wool ones. Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

more exciting sock talk...what a thriller!!!

Donna said...

I really hope that's not your knee...and socks on the floor? Men...:O)

Jenn Jilks said...

It's still wise to prevent something. I fell hard on the ice last March Break with the kids. It's still achy! I tend not to wear socks in my big boots!