JANUARY TIPS

This image is important to show you what I am talking about. See I can wear it this month and I’ll tell you why. First more examples that might apply to you.

Remember that bling ring you bought you bought seven years ago? Or that rope you planned to wear as a belt for Western Day? There is also the furry purple boots you bought because they were marked 80% off. Good month for trying them out. Wear them in public during January. Critics will think you got them for a Christmas present, and feel an obligation to use their gifts.

So back to my hat. Listen carefully you might hear someone say, “Isn’t that sweet of that woman. Some grandchild probably gave her the hat. So dear of her to wear it.”

While I’m on the subject, wear the eye poppin’ one size fits all that your Aunt Azalia bought for you. Use good judgement, however. Perhaps just wear it to the drive through ATM machine. The point is that you can write the thank you card to Aunt Azalia and tell her you wore it “downtown” and felt very comfortable and proud in it.

And the sweater your husband bought for you? You know the one, you told him you were a size 12, so it is size 12. It can be covered with a trench coat in January. Just a side note. If you have been married more than five years and you tell your husband you wear size 12, he will go ahead and buy an 18. They are slow but they catch on eventually.

Well that’s enough to get the creative juices flowing. Mostly you need to remember, do it in January – or the week after Christmas might be better. But you’re too late for that until next December.

Image: me

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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12 Responses to JANUARY TIPS

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I try to wear or use anything my children give me. If possible.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Maybe the same method would apply to men. Figure out a way to do it in January. I guess my post is a bit gender biased. 😀 On the serious side, Frank, I do believe we should take note of the things our children give us. They do love us and mostly want to help us stay up with the times for our own good. Sometimes it is a subtle hint that we need to update our deodorant. Much better than saying, “Mom, you stink.” 😀

  2. That hat is still pretty cute! If I were closer I would come over and bling it out for you, maybe add a peacock feather. 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      That’s a whale of an idea! By the way, I have a finger size-whale bone I bought as a souvenir back in 93. Do you suppose it could be worked in with the peacock feather with maybe a tiny fish bladder to give recognition to the terrible plight of the endangered whale?
      If lookers don’t understand the significance, I would wear a sign. I’m woke today. Truthfully I thank you for the offer. Great idea. You are more woke than I; maybe your ideas are better. But I really think we need a little more than just one peacock feather.

  3. Faye says:

    Your hat looks really trendy and a great January idea for you and those in cooler climes. You have inspired me to get out and wear the vibrant summer tops etc given as gifts (by granddaughter not this year) but put away as a bit ‘bling’. Look out here I come. January 21 coloured tops and circus pants. As you said perhaps just in January. Thank you and cheers!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Oh, Faye, you sound just like a person with whom I should consult for upward trends. I saw someone at Walmart with those circus pants the other day. It was in January. Do you suppose she has already been enlightened? 😀 I have only thought in the line of winter clothes but there is probably a need for extending to spring wear. Let me know how it goes.

  4. I’m here for the fashion tips, and it seems like I’m in the right place.

  5. My grandmother use to crochet up a storm— she made us all crochet beanie hats that would leave your hair standing in ends with static electricity when you’d take it off.
    I hated them.
    But when my grandmother died in 1989, my aunt rounded up what hats she could find and gave me two— I don’t wear them, but I do treasure having them 🥰

  6. atimetoshare.me says:

    So many nuggets of gold in this post. The hat looks great on you.

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