I Have These New Socks



I saw these socks at Wal-Mart. The tag says “Aloe-Infused,” and I thought that sounded comfy. And they match some of the Crocs that I do yard work in. So … a Win/Win!

When I put them on the first time, they were soft as soft can be! Such a treat for my poor old lady feet! Exclamation marks continued to dance around in my head as I went to work outside. So comfy! So pretty! So SOFT!!!

After working for a while, I began to notice something a little, um, unusual. These lovely, Aloe Infused, perfectly wonderful socks appear to have a slight shedding problem.

But I couldn’t quite see where all this fluff was coming from. The outsides and the insides of the socks seemed just as smooth and soft as when I bought them. From where exactly was all this fluffy stuff originating?

And today, after a few weeks of no yard work (and no wearing of the lint-shedding, but comfy, socks) I was getting the mail when I looked down at the front door threshold, and, IMG_0527yes. Yes, indeed. There’s a little blue speck there. Arrrrrrrggghhhhhh. Where will it all end? When will it all end? Maybe Goodwill will take them.


a time to plant, a time to collect the harvest;
a time to cry, a time to laugh;
a time to keep, a time to throw out;
Some parts of Ecclesiastes 3:2,4, and 6

The planting has happened, and I suppose one can harvest herbs whenever one wants, and that’s about all I can grow that’s edible. The laughing has happened. I just have to decide if it’s time to keep or time to throw out.




4 Responses to “I Have These New Socks”

    • Suzy Henson

      Maybe you are at the point where I find myself, more often than not. asking, “Does everything have to be so Frustrating? Difficult? Annoying? Choose your own word!

      • Gayle Lintz

        And I wonder if it’s modern life. Or is it the not-quite-so-modern me?


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