Today is day 204 of the 365 day challenge to not buy any clothes for one year. One save coupon was provided for those taking the challenge in case you found that you needed a new Christmas dress because you had gained ten pounds and your red dress didn’t fit anymore.
Yesterday I used my coupon. Do you think I bought a new dress? No, I bought a pair of size Medium Hanes Premium EcoSmart Men’s Fleece pants for $7.49 not including tax. It was money well spend as they are “made with up to 5% recycled polyester, keeping millions of plastic bottles out of landfills each year.”
“What! You used your save on a pair of sweat pants! What about a Christmas dress for your husbands Christmas party on December 7th? Are you going to wear your sweat pants?”
No, I am not going to wear my sweat pants to the Christmas party. The sweat pants will keep my legs warm as I try to walk two miles every day for the next 18 days so I can fit into a dress I already own that use to fit me.
My dog can not walk with me at the YMCA and I don’t want to spend $78.00 a month to walk around the track seventeen times to walk one mile. It is cold outside, and I hate to be cold. I wish I could get the same benefit as walking by staying under my goose down comforter that my mother made for me out of goose feathers she bought from the Hutterite Colony in Saskatchewan in 1976.
In 18 days I will wear either the red dress that I wore on September 21, 1990, the day before I got married. Or I will wear the black velvet dress I bought at Savers Thrift Store in Saint Paul Minnesota in 2004 for $10.00.
Which dress do you think I should wear? Please tell me in the comments.
I will wear whatever dress gets the most votes. ( Or which ever dress fits me. I will walk faster so both dresses fit, and I won’t eat any apples the day of the party. Apples bloat my stomach and nothing will fit me then.)
You can join The 365 Day Challenge To Not Buy Any Clothes For A Year, at any time. There is a private facebook group for people who are taking the challenge. If you want to join, email me please, pamela (at) ipaintiwrite (dot) com and I will add your name to the group.
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