Wednesday, January 17, 2007

When the Mooooon is in the Seventh House...

Great deal on clearance rack at favourite store last week. Liz Claibourne pjs in pretty pastels --- stripey bottoms, pale blue top, lace trim. One pair only. L. Grab. [Go away to mull it over, come back, it'll be gone, so yes, decidedly, grab.] Even though L is pushing it. Fine for the top. Like 'em roomy. But dodgy on the bottoms. They need to stay UP. Rationalised ---need L for length, else they'd flap around the knees.

Smiling smugly, paid and left. Tossed in the wash.

Ready for bed, swanning around the kitchen in elegant new attire. Bend over [gracefully] to start dishwasher. Bottoms slide to floor. Leaving bottom....bare. Inner Princess averts eyes. Inner Nazi snorts. Obviously, some stitches are called for. Note to Inner Bargain Hunter --- first, make sure it fits. Note to Inner Alzheimers patient [memory issues]---write that down.

13 comments:

Lukey Barlow said...

Note to self: Be wary when shopping with M.

meggie said...

LOL! I really enjoyed this little story!
If it had been me, I would have likely spit the seams when I bent over!

meggie said...

What IS it with me today??!!
Should be split of course!
This is about the third stupid mistake I have made today...
the first being to get up!

Tracey Petersen said...

Lucky you weren't having or attending a pyjama party!

anne bebbington said...

This really made me smile - I bought a pair of PJ's for DD1 for christmas - top size 12/14 fitted perfectly, bottoms size 20 in danger of recreating your stunt - note to self 'make sure you check sizes of all items in a set when purchasing'. DD1 is wearing bottoms with a safety pin in each side - heaven knows what will happen if she rolls over heavily in the night OUCH! Lazy mother too busy quilting to take them in for her :o(

Stomper Girl said...

You just made me snort wine out my nose.

Don't make me waste my wine!!!

velcro said...

Had the opposite problem at Christmas with a gorgeous pair of maternity pjs. Top was the perfect size to accomodate rapidly growing bump etc, but trousers...well if I had slit the legs open and sewn them together in a sort of skirt type thing, I may have been able to get one leg in, up to the knees.

Fortunately the shop took them back and let me exchange them for a pair of massive baggy things.

nutmeg said...

Note to Molly - make sure bottom thingies have a draw string. A must on baggy pj bottoms (this from an avid wearer of baggy bottoms!)

I love your description of your inner Nazi. I never quite know what to call mine. But I should always answer Ya Vol anyway!

I'm a bit of a newspaper clipper myself. Recipe ideas, blog ideas, garden ideas, etc etc. I also clip book reviews that take my fancy. There must be some way to make a living out of all this book knowledge I have!

aunty evil said...

sounds like a good excuse to eat chocolate to me, you need to make them fit!

Molly said...

Oh curvaceous ones! If you can turn a few extra pounds into falling-out-of-the-chair comedy, I offer no excuses for getting at least one post from my own scrawny bones...

No worries SG, there's more in the bottle, surely?

Good idea on the drawstring, Nutmeg...I empathise---there must be someone out there who'd pay me to write and quilt all day long. Couldn't you write book reviews for newspapers or mags? Or a newsletter that people could subscribe to? Of course why would we pay when we get your great reviews here for free....

and Anne, if you love DD1, get thee to a sewing machine!

Liz said...

Now aren't you glad you don't have all those windows you yearn for in your kitchen. Ol' whathisname would have gotten an eyeful!

mjd said...

And Jupiter aligns with Mars... may not be a good time to buy pajamas.

Carolyn said...

But it was a good buy!