Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Total Truth Tuesday - Sock it to ya...


I hope you know that I only share these things 'cause I have faith that you'll be my friends no matter what. I mean, you will, right?

At any rate, this is my Total Truth. Remember my first ever Total Truth where I told you I had a sock problem? Well, I discovered today that, oh, sweet mercy, it goes WAY beyond what I ever thought.

What you are looking at is my widow sock pile. My WIDOW socks. That means as big as this pile is, I have lost that many socks somewhere in my house.

I generally just collect these socks in a designated Widow Sock basket and don't pay much attention to them. But, today, I looked at the basket. And, then it occurred to me that the sock basket was 2 feet tall and that I couldn't stuff one more sock in it. And I was completely astounded.

Can't someone please tell me where these socks are going? Is there some cosmic wasteland of socks somewhere? Are they hiding in a corner of my house mobilizing for a sock revolution? Perhaps there is an underground railroad of socks where mine are slipping away to freedom?

Whatever the case, I think these widows are destined for a life of sock puppetry and mismatched leg warmers. See, what my mother calls pitiful home management on my part, I see as a laundry basket of possibility. Guess I'm a glass half full kind of girl after all.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

I started making sock-owls out of the socks. Basically I embroider and add fabric to the sock to make it look like an owl, stuff it, and then stitch it. They turn out pretty cute. I'll try to snap a picture of the one I'm working on now!

Heather said...

Oh, the single socks. They DRIVE ME INSANE. There are some clips (maybe at BB&B or Linens n Things) that you can clip on before you wash. I don't have any so I can't vouch on the effectiveness of this technique. I would say start with this pile and see if maybe the mates found their way back. (It can happen!) Then, throw the too-smalls away. I have nothing beyond that. I just recently got my mates back together...

Good Luck and keep going. YOU CAN DO IT!

::chanting Jenna Jenna Jenna:::

marigold said...

Tee hee! With as many people in your house and as many places for them to go, I blame it on the little people! It isn't a personal reflection on you though! Of course we'll still love you!

Jared said...

dude i think i see one of my socks in there! haha jk..

Anonymous said...

Sock Happens! Do you not remember the mass collection we had when you were growing up? Some of my favorite socks were widowed at a very young age. I only just gave up the battle about two years ago and donated them to a worthy cause hoping a one socked adventurer would have a good use for them. The only difference is I hid them in a closet for many many years. You could say I was a" closet one sock momma"

MOM