Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Yes, two posts in one day by moi! The world must be coming to an end!  But, I am annoyed.  I buy most of my clothes online.  Why?  Well, I don't enjoy shopping and they have closed all the reasonable stores close to me like Dillards and Macy's.  So, since I don't like to shop anyway and I don't particularly like driving across town in DFW traffic, buying online seems to be a good option for me.

So, in March I placed an order for several things and I got them in a timely fashion.  However, I didn't try them on in a timely fashion.

I tried them on today.

The slacks fit fine but the shirts are too large.

So, what am I complaining about?  Who complains about too large?

Seems I just assumed they would fit so I threw all the packing material and return labels  away.  I have the pouch they were mailed in but no paperwork.

I contacted the company and they assured me there was no problem, just print a new label from the website and send them on.

I really wanted these shirts -- so I jumped online to just re--order them in a smaller size and guess what!!???

None of the patterns I purchased is available anymore in a smaller size.  Not sure if they ever will be.  So....that is why I am annoyed.

I would be less annoyed if it was THEIR fault but it is my fault so I am REALLY annoyed.

Guess I better go print that label.


Little Bo -- the Story of Bonnie Boadicea by Julie Andrews Edwards

I am still chipping away at "This Side of Paradise" (not such a page turner but not willing to give up) but I decided to take a second-long break and read a children's book titled "Little Bo--The Story of Bonnie Boadicea" by Julie Andrews Edwards.  Yes, that Julie Andrews.

It is a children's book and it is large and has pictures which I guess qualifies it to be a picture book but it is lengthy for a picture book, almost 100 pages so I think it is a tad more than a picture book.  My granddaughter brought it home from the school library so I had to read fast as it is due on Thursday.

In any event, it is the story of Sarabande and Bounder -- she being the gorgeous Persian cat belonging to Mrs. Edge and the street cat -- Bounder -- a sort of feline Lady and the Tramp, if you will.  Sarabande has a litter of kittens and Mrs. Edge who is very hard-edged decides to keep the one that looks like Sarabande and tells her mean hearted butler to take the rest to the pet store.  As it happens the pet store won't take them and the butler, who didn't like them anyway, had a bicycle accident and the kittens all get away.  It was a dark and rainy night and they all scattered for parts unknown.

The story focuses on Boadicea -- or Bo for short -- as she is the smallest and most helpless.  Lest you think she drowns in the gutter or something I will tell you that she is rescued and goes on an unbelievable adventure and scores herself a human that has strong values. I won't say anymore, however, because it is a good book and I recommend you reading it for yourself.

I did think it ended rather unceremoniously and a bit flat, leaving the reader to want more.  However, after a bit of research, there is more.  There are other "Bo" books out there and I, for one, am going to read them.