Can I tell you how annoying it’s been trying to work find clothes for working on the land that actually fits me? We went to a outfitter store a few weeks ago to buy work clothes and the store should have been called “Made for Men” Matthew had no problem finding overalls, jacket, boots and everything else. Their women’s section had dresses, scarves, exercise pants and cashmere sweaters. Ok, that’s real fair.
They had no women’s overalls.
They had 2 jackets.
They had 3 pairs of women’s boots while Matthew had 2 walls filled.
I had to try on men’s jackets and overalls which weighed 10 pounds. How was I going to swing my ax with this extra weight? Ok maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. Maybe there will be no ax swinging in the near future, but how was I suppose to move with this extra 20 pounds on me?
So I became frustrated and didn’t buy anything.
I threw Matthew’s overalls on at home, sauntering around like weighed down zombie, mumbling how nice he had it in life.
I have no shame in saying this. Not only do I want work clothes that fit me, I want them to be pretty too. Yeah, take that. Give me purple. Give me blue. Give me pink. Let me match my nails to my overalls. It’s like they’re saying that if you want to work hard then you need to dress like a man. Whatever. I have an ax.
When I was seeing darkness finally there was light! There she was, my Carhartt Full Swing Sandstone Winn Jacket! It was nice looking. It was light. It actually fit my body correctly. It wasn’t going to make me sink to the bottom if I fell into a pond. I was in love.