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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Does it get cold in California?



That would be snow, on my car, this morning. I'm not best pleased. It's only October and I need to grow some because 30 degrees is nothing. It's balmy. January and the survival panic inducing cold that comes with it is going to kick my ass if I don't get over it. It occurs to me that it might help if I bought warm clothes, you know, like wool. All of my skinny pants that fit best right now were bought in the spring and summer and are decidedly not made of wool. As much as I don't want to buy more clothes in this size it's not reasonable to wear cotton all year. Not here anyway. It's time to get some new winter duds.

The questions is what to do with the old ones? I've got limited space and a desire to not be a twelve come spring, so I'm going to donate my current warm weather stuff. Normally, I'd take it down to the SPCA box and do a dump and run. We have a little disagreement over whether bags are yardsale items or not, I say not, so I'm always in fear they'll yell at me for donating. The horror! Instead of running from my charity this time, I think I'll pack some things up for this organization pointed out on Fat Chic.

They're collecting clothing for victims of the fires in California. They're also collecting bags and belts and all the other things you might need to, you know, live a normal life. Oh, and money too if that's your thing. They're particularly in need of plus size clothes. We all know it's hard enough to find plus sized clothes when you aren't in an emergency. If you've got clothes in good condition and you don't need 'em, send them along. You'll do more than just make someone's day.

4 comments:

Hilly said...

It's on and off down here. We'd normally be rocking the 60's by now but the Santa Ana winds are insane. It does get cold at night though! Well, cold for us anyway....

Amy said...

Thanks! I'd feel bad sending clothes that people would freeze to death in, it wouldn't be all that helpful.

Sugarcrook said...

I'm done with Chicago winters. Heading to the Bay in Q2 2008.

Amy said...

cool, i'll see you in july!