The first snow this winter was only one inch---it quickly melted. The second snow this winter was two inches and promised to hang around a little longer as it rode in on the coat-tails of 19 degree F weather. Because of this, the blogger woke up today from a deep sleep to "Forever Lazy (R)".
Let him explain. His daughter ordered small and medium pairs of the soft fleece lounge wear "as seen on t.v.". She and her boyfriend expected that they would be "snowed in" at least once this winter on their Jefferson County back road. When their mail order package arrived, it contained one pair of XL fleece wear. The note said that this pair was "complimentary" as the company had run out of the smaller sizes. Of course the daughter "gifted" this blogger, her father.
This morning, when the blogger saw the snow and felt the chill in his apartment, he decided that he needed to be "toasty warm from head to toe". He made a pot of coffee and pulled out the gift.
"Lounge wear" is a modern adaptation of the 1860s era "Union Suits", one piece long sleeved and long legged underwear with a large two-buttoned "flap" across the backside. Modern amenities include a back zipper from hip-to-hip (instead of the buttons), a front zipper, a hood, and two deep pockets on the sides. The color was shockingly blue, specifically Cobalt Blue.
This blogger tried on the lounge wear after studying the sizing chart on the back of the box. Yes, his frame of six foot three inches and 210 lbs was solidly in the XL category. The 100% polyester lounge wear fit perfectly and even had a bonus pair of matching socks. Studying the pictures on the box, this blogger tried to decide how to be lazy. Should he read a book, watch t.v. while munching popcorn, or do nothing at all?
He decided to plop down on the couch and call his 89 year old mother in Nebraska. He had a vigorous conversation with her about her bridge game and the same storm that had dumped snow and cold on Omaha the day before. At his end, the blogger described the "Forever Lazy (R)" lounge wear and wished he had it on his recent cruise. His mother tried to coax a picture of the blogger in the lounge wear, but the blogger felt he looked too much like the Unabomber.
He concluded the conversation by raising his legs to a comfortable incline on his coffee table and stated it was time to say "good-bye", as he was "feeling lazy". The fleece wear was weaving its magic and even his steaming cup of coffee could not rouse him from that feeling of being snowed in and doing nothing on a winter day!