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Ph33r My Mother!

I think that Mom Pony has finally cracked the secret of witchcraft.

I'd had my beloved old winter parka for almost thirteen years. It's big, puffy, really warm, bright red, lightweight, everything you need for winter in the Midwest. And sturdy, too -- see the "thirteen years" part. That parka was part of me! So what if it got to look a bit shabby, it was still functional.

Mom Pony decided, pretty much unilaterally, that I should have a new parka. She tried real hard to get me to buy one, and I said no, because I am a New England girl, and I live and die by the code "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without." That parka was not yet used up or worn out. So Mom Pony started talking to Little Sister Pony about what it would take to get me to let her buy me a new coat. Little Sister Pony said fuggedaboudit, I loved that coat too much.

Well, Mom Pony must have figured out how to send an intention to the universe. I went out grocery shopping today, in the snow, and . . . my zipper broke! Just plain crunched right off! I called up Mom Pony, and she said "Oh dear" in that tone where her words say "Oh dear," and her tone says "Yes! Finally!" I had to order a new coat tonight -- it'll be purple and it should arrive in a few days, and in the meantime I'll make do with a twist tie or a paper clip or something on the zipper. And Mom Pony said she'd help me pay for the coat, which is good, because it's an expense, and I'd really been hoping to stretch this coat at least to the end of this winter.

Also, Mom Pony is corning her own beef now. Ph33r the DIY retiree!

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marta_bee
Feb. 11th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
Ph33r the DIY retiree!

Truer words have rarely been said. Or at least, if they have, they've needed more letters. It sounds like Mum-Pony does indeed rock.
frenchpony
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
Really. She already makes rye bread, she's making corned beef. All she needs to do now is learn how to make mustard, and she can open up Mom Pony's Deli!

Did I mention that she asked for worms for her birthday, for composting purposes?
satismagic
Feb. 11th, 2012 08:16 am (UTC)
Excellent! Will there be picspam?
frenchpony
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, you'd be disappointed. The new coat will be strictly utilitarian.
meckinock
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
A new coat is a good thing. And purple! I bet it's beautiful. I'm glad the universe cooperated with your mom. She'll be happy, and you'll be snug and warm and stylish.

I say this as someone who is still wearing a black wool coat that has a hole in the pocket from where my puppy chewed through it to get to a treat in 1995. I actually bought a new wool coat last fall, but I still wear the old one.
frenchpony
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
Well, it hasn't arrived yet, so I'm assuming it will be a beautiful purple good thing (though very utilitarian). Mostly I'm hoping it will zip up.

Today, I'm contemplating the interesting problem of getting myself to the Folk Festival, a mile away, in the snow, in 18-degree weather, in the old coat with the broken zipper. I fear that the belt on my bathrobe may become involved. Maybe a scarf.

meckinock
Feb. 11th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Something about that image evokes Mrs. Whatsit.
frenchpony
Feb. 12th, 2012 05:19 am (UTC)
Certainly not a bad thing to invoke. I like Mrs. Whatsit.

Unfortunately, belting the coat with the scarf only works to a certain extent in the real world, as it turns out.
dawtheminstrel
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
All old ladies get to be witches! What a good idea.

frenchpony
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
Uh-oh! Should I look up your son and pass on a warning?

Edited at 2012-02-11 03:21 pm (UTC)
dawtheminstrel
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)
He may already suspect. :-)
frenchpony
Feb. 11th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Eek! Are you hexing his clothes? There oughta be a rule, you can only hex your own kid's clothes.
meggins
Feb. 12th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Hmmmm, very suspicious that your zipper gave up the ghost after your mother tried to talk you into a new coat. Well, at least she is using her powers for good!
frenchpony
Feb. 12th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
I guess she's just figured out how to hex my clothes! But, hey, she's helping me pay for the new coat, and I did get it on sale.
satismagic
Feb. 14th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
Happy Valentine's Day!
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
frenchpony
Feb. 15th, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Valentine's Day!
Would I be so rude as to not wipe my feet before walking into your heart? :P

Awwww. Thanks!
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