I was getting dressed this morning when I noticed by shirt (the one that goes really well with my new skirt) had a stain on it. It's the only shirt I have that is the right color for my outfit, but I couldn't possibly go around with it like that. So, what did I do? I grabbed a sweater - a cardigan. It covered up the stain on my shirt, but left enough of the color and pattern showing to look great with my skirt. As I looked in the mirror, I was reminded of a recent conversation I had with my mother-in-law's sister Linda and her daughter-in-law Kim. They both admitted to doing this very thing. Imagine my relief — knowing I'm not the only one.

That is one of the many things I enjoy about winter. The cold weather is a good excuse to wear a sweater, even if you are only wearing it to hide the huge stain that happens to sit right over your breast. You know the one. It makes you look like a nursing mother whose milk is leaking, when in fact your youngest is 11 years old. (If you are thinking, "how is it weird that I would still be breastfeeding my 11-year-old?" then you are terribly disturbed and should not visit my blog any longer.) No, I am not breastfeeding, I am just messy.

So, if there is one reason to enjoy the cold weather, this is it. Wear your favorite stained shirts and blouses, but wear them with a sweater that provides adequate coverage of your slobbery. Then, when the weather is warm again, put them away. It will be like you have a whole new wardrobe come next winter.

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