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15 May 2012 @ 08:45 pm
This is the way of the world, Grasshopper.  
When I was a kid my mum insisted that I wear my Bonds Cottontails every day, topped by a singlet. And when I went to boarding school our house mistress would check to make sure that we were wearing both of these garments before letting us go downstairs for breakfast.
Once I was free of Miss Balderton's tyranny I swore I'd never wear singlets again, while the Cottontails shrunk to smaller and smaller proportions.
But now I have an hour-long bus trip in the early morning chill followed by a day spent in a freezing-cold office. All of a sudden the camisoles are coming out, and the undies are getting slightly bigger. Not granny panty size but a bit more than a g string.
Still won't get me into a petticoat though....

What on earth is one supposed to do with cards received? Most times I display them for a week or so around my birthday then tuck away the one from my son and throw the rest, although I might pin one that really takes my fancy to my cork board.
But today I got a thank-you card in the mail, in response to a sympathy card I sent when a friend's father died. It's not the sort of thing one displays but I feel funny about throwing it out straight away.

And can someone please help me stop trying to colour-sort the cat's dinner bowls each night?
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
byslantedlight: BD amused (NorfolkDumpling)byslantedlight on May 15th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
Ohmigods, Bond's Cottontails and singlets! I was made to put my singlet on every morning - and as soon as I could, when I got to school, I went into the toilets and took it off! Just occasionally I forgot to put it back on before the end of school, and was caught and got what-for, but it made most days more bearable... *g* I'm not mad-keen on bras either, but unfortunately the devil is driving on that one!

I'm afraid I keep cards in general, until years have gone by, then I dispatch those where I don't remember the sender, or that have nothing more than a name on... not much help there, am I... *g*
miwahni: Boosh ponchomiwahni on May 16th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC)
I think the Bond's Cottontails were an experience shared by generations of Aussie kids. And singlets were horrible! Wish I'd thought to take mine off at school too.
entropy_houseentropy_house on May 15th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
I used to save greeting cards for crafting purposes (I don't really get any cards any more). But you can also (if you get enough cards to make it worthwhile) save them until you get a reasonable quantity and give them to charity (most charities only want the front of the card so you can rip off the back & toss the part that has personal writing on it).

I googled 'charity takes used greeting cards' & got a lot of options, so if you do that and put in your local area, you should get some place.
miwahni: MFU  fascinatingmiwahni on May 16th, 2012 09:59 am (UTC)
See, I'm just lazy enough that if I collected them I'd never get around to delivering them to charity. I just wondered if there was some particular etiquette around the keeping of cards.
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miwahni: cats BIrmanmiwahni on May 16th, 2012 10:02 am (UTC)
You have trained your cats to eat from 'their' own bowl ?
Heh, no neither I nor they are that clever. What I find myself doing is stacking and using the bowls in colour order; all the dark blue ones tonight, with the yellow ones tomorrow night, and the pink ones the night after. It's like hanging washing and using the same colour peg on both socks of a pair, or on any item that needs more than one peg. Doesn't everyone do that?
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sunray45: Doyle Hot IOABPsunray45 on May 16th, 2012 09:24 am (UTC)
It is geting very chilly at night now, and I certainly don't envy you having to get up early then sitting on a cold bus. Yeah for Cottontails and Bonds Singlets! Still wear the singlets in winter.

As for cards, I tend to hoard any I get, why, I don't know. *g* entropy_house has the right idea. I can remember years ago some organizations asking for cards, either for Special Schools or craftwork.

How many cat bowls do you have? I'm sure they don't care what colour the bowl is as long as it has food in it. *g*
miwahni: Random Snowflakemiwahni on May 16th, 2012 10:04 am (UTC)
You're right, cats don't care what colour their bowls are. It's me who's obsessive about everyone having the same coloured bowl each night - tonight, for example, everyone has a blue bowl.

Yeah, these cold mornings have got me thinking about the offer to take up the role at my local branch.... could be a good move....