Andy, Thanks for the sympathy. Belts don't really work with pants with an elastic waist. Trust me. I know. I've tried. I have one pair of pants with belt loops. They're so big that I can get them up and down, on and off, without opening the zipper. And they're cotton. I needed something warmer. Did you forget about cold weather? I think that Hawaiian sun has melted your memory.
Sturgis, I'm not gonna argue about the ravishing beauty remark. (You guys who've met me can keep your steenkin' mouths shut. ) But getting help from strangers requires old and feeble, not ravishing. I have received help in the past, but not today. Fact is, I was kinda surprised. I gotta practice the feeble angle. Or maybe a more audible "oy."
I'm green with envy re your connect-the-dots rash. I don't have enough tsuris. Now I'm turning green. You've got a medical appointment at nine a.m. Sadists. They're all sadists. Wooly gloves don't keep your hands warm? I suppose you noticed that socks don't have fingers. How can you hold onto your pants if you don't have fingers? It's always something.
Butrflynet, I was wearing nonskid boots. I wouldn't wear just shoes in such conditions. Most of the sidewalks are clear. It's just the corners that present a challenge. How are those things on cement? Oh, wait. I'm not going out again until Arbor Day. The ice should be gone by then. (Actually I have an appointment next week with my asthma doc. I had to cancel it twice because I didn't have enough money for cab fare. I'm hoping I can get there this time. Not optimistic, though.) Although I'm grateful for the offer, please hang onto your dinero.
Ragman, Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear about you and Leslie. Also, I don't know whether this has anything to do with it or not, but cancer patients have major, major problems hanging onto friends. It's one of the reasons that Bellevue's cancer clinic started offering counseling.
I'm green with envy that you have two dogs. Between Sturgis's rash and your pets, I'm now approaching this color
. Good luck with the chemo. My hoper will shift into high gear for you.