Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Baby, It's Cold Outside


You know, the best rendition of that song I've heard is in that terrible move "Elf."

I actually found it! Who knew Zooey Deschanel could sing?

I have a new winter coat. It's fine. It's not green and it keeps me warm. With temperatures hovering around -20C for the last ten days and an expected high of -13C on Friday (though I'm sure it will seem balmy by then), that's really important.

As some of you may remember I bought it last Sunday. We tried to find a replacement Monday. Tuesday we headed out again.

After three days of trying, we managed to find the Fen-Nelli, at the Bay, not Sears, but I needed to go up one size. It's the first one pictured in this post. We should have walked over to the "plus" section...but well, we'd been in the mall for three hours at that point and everyone was overwhelmed, tired and thirsty. I did go back to the plus section on Thursday--they had maybe three different styles of coats available--mine wasn't among them.

But knowing the exact size I needed, I decided to order it on-line Tuesday night. It's not available. The husband has conceded. He says, now, that the when he saw the coat I'd found on Sunday, he should have said "it was the best coat he'd ever seen." He's complimented me on it twice since then, silly guy.

I finally wore it out to the Christmas play we attended Friday night. And I've been wearing it since. It will be my winter coat until some disaster happens to it, or I shrink out of it. Let's hope when I need another one, the selection out there won't be so dismal.

5 comments :

drwende said...

"Settling" is in fact MUCH better than freezing to death or then parading around with burnt spots on your coat.

There are indeed years when the stores just are not your friend. It's particularly crappy of them to pretend to stock something and then not do so, though!

CQ in DC said...

yeah, freexnig is no good, and sometimes you just can't find what you want/need. I bet the coat is fabulous, your husband is just not gifted in the coat-compliment department. if you post a pic of the coat, I bet we'll all find good things to say about it!

CQ in DC said...

ummm..."freexnig" is not a word- I did mean "freezing", I promise...

lorijo said...

I hate shopping for coats like some women hate shopping for bathing suits. Where we live a coat is worn every single day. Freezing is a bad option- I am glad you are going to be warm. And maybe cq is right, if we could see this coat I bet we could all find nice (and true) things to say about it!

Alana in Canada said...

Thank you all so much!
You are all so kind, really.

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