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Layering this winter

Written by Kathryn Spira


Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I'm wearing both a turtleneck and a heavy sweat shirt as well as my heavy, faux-fur slippers as I write this. It's in the teens this morning as compared to a very mild winter last year. I think we already have three times more snow so far this winter.

The sweat shirt is both double thick and double XL in size which swims on my tiny frame. I love wearing clothes that are way too big for me. They keep me extra warm and also cover my hands which I love to keep warm.

What's interesting is I always wear a watch (a man's style) on my left wrist which is always covered by my long sleeve. But I always know it's there and that's what is important to me.

As you can see from my picture, the sweatshirt is from Lanzi's on the lake. It's very old, I don't even think they make that design anymore. I actually got this sweatshirt from my very old boyfriend, who I originally moved here for. He was a pro football player, as you can see by the size of the sweatshirt. He actually was chosen for a team called the New Jersey Generals, for a new American football league, which didn't last very long.

I don't really follow sports. That's about as much as I can tell you. I think he dreamed for bigger things, but alas that was never meant to be. I understand completely a dream never realized. After all, my dreams of being a successful actor never fully materialized.

This all came to mind from recording the SAG Awards last Sunday night. I've pretty much lost touch and haven't seen any of the films that were nominated this year. Even the stars nominated are pretty much strange to me. But I so enjoy watching the award shows anyway. It's something I always did with my Mom growing up.

I do have to agree with the many protests voiced at the SAG Awards about what President Trump is doing with executive orders screening refugees who need our help. After all, The USA is mostly made up of immigrants, as is his wife and mother. My own mother was an immigrant who fled Nazi Germany.

About Kathryn Spira

Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland, OH who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues freelance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County, New York. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site