Its Turtlenecks and Long Pants For Me
believe I finally did it. I changed my wardrobe from summer
shorts to my winter turtlenecks. I also changed all my shorts
to long pants. I actually did this about the third week in
October. I really didn't want to do it, but looking at the
weather reports for the last week in October it seemed to
me to be an obvious change.
this with the help of my aide, Terry. She was amazed by the
amount of turtlenecks that I own. This whole operation took
place upstairs. And we actually started downstairs in my closet
by gathering out all my tank tops and shorts before we went
on upstairs. I insisted on going upstairs because I so infrequently
go up, and I was curious to take a look upstairs. Jerry warned
me before we went out that the area that Herman uses this
was a mess. I heard what she said but I really didn't take
her to seriously because I'm always after Herman to keep it
cleaned. I assumed he did that. But I was wrong. I'm talking
I saw the mess he made, I tried to stay focused on what I
was doing upstairs. I figured Herman would take care of his
mess after I was finished yelling at him. What I actually
did was just talked to him and both Terry and I asked him
very nicely to clean out his mess. He's actually upstairs
right now hopefully doing just that, but my gut tells me that
he's actually writing and not cleaning. Plus I hear the clicking
of the key is on his laptop computer. Which tells me he isn't
doing any cleaning at all.
called him down here to help me type as Im getting tired
of correcting all the mistakes this voice activation software
system is mis-recognizing. Remember when I wrote you a column
where I included all the mistakes? I dont want to do
that again. As Im watching Herman type this as per my
dictation I feel kind of satisfied each time he makes a spelling
mistake and has to go back and correct it. Im going
to ask him right now as hes typing for me, "When
do you have any intention of possibly cleaning up the balcony?"
Im going to let him type his response to all you guys
here: "When Kathryn stops asking me a million things
in five minutes!"
about to go read a book now, as this column to you guys is
just about done. Herman is going upstairs to "clean."
Ive told him hes not allowed to go into the guest
bedroom where all my shorts and tank tops are. Thats
now their room. The next time Ill be wearing them is
probably in February 2003 when I go to Florida to visit Mom.
Until then, its turtlenecks and long pants for me.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"