My least favorite thing about Denver? These guys:
Super-sized Miller Moths. They are almost as big as these guys:
I swear! Really! And I'm terrified of them. Terrified.
Where I come from moths are tiny little things, much smaller than a butterfly. So imagine my surprise upon moving to Denver to find that my house, almost every Spring, would be invaded by these furry bird-like moths. That swoop at my head and get tangled in my hair. [shudder] The worst, however, the absolute WORST, was that these things would lurk in my shower, just waiting to pounce. Once, I was happily showering away, reached for the shampoo bottle and BAM! A Miller Moth jumped out and flew – through the shower spray – straight at my chest. I was wet, of course, from the shower, so he stuck there. Stuck. To. My. Chest. I shrieked some inhuman kind of scream, clawing at my chest and tried to run and open our shower door and ended up doing all of it at once so I ended up just smashing my head on the half-opened shower door and knocking myself – still screaming – on my bum.
It – the moth – was still there. On my chest.
Somehow – I don't quite remember how exactly – I ended up getting the thing off of me, leaping out of the shower and running naked and crying into the living room. Where Mike was calmly sitting. SITTING!!!! He looked up in surprise as he saw me crying. "Didn't you hear me???????" I sobbed. "Geez Babe," he said. "I heard a scream but it was, you know, just your moth scream."
He heard a few other screams then, if my memory serves.
But now, happily, Raines takes care of most bug problems when Mike isn't home. And while Miller Moths are terrifying, they are not nearly as damaging as the fleet of teeeny tiiiny little moths that have eaten their way through many of Mike's sweaters and a few of my own. And since I'm totally adverse to using chemicals in the house, I haven't been able to totally get rid of them. Sigh. Any advice?
My point, however, is that one of my old standbys, a cream cashmere tee, has now been put to rest. RIP cashmere tee. I would wear my old cashmere tee like a sweater – over button-downs or blouses. Like this, actually:
(photo credit: J.Crew)
Fabulous, no? So I'm saving my pennies to replace it. But in the meantime….I was wondering if I could use any other kind of tee? Must it be cashmere, or even sweater-like? For example, I have a silk tee, bought on super-sale at Banana that I use for work primarily because it covers the pooch nicely:
I kinda love it.
So YES. Silk tees over a blouse make a perfect work outfit. But Mamas, you know me. I barely work (I'm sure my boss loves reading that) and am much more interested in what I can wear while running around with the kiddos. Silk tees just don't cut it.
So the next weekend, I tried this:
Philly has some kind of Architecture Center downtown, and they had this awesome toy exhibit with every kind of block set you can imagine from the last 50 years. They also had a bunch of different building toys for the adults kiddos to play with. Crazy fun.
I totally loved it. Both the fun day and my outfit – surprisingly comfortable! And, of course, nursing-friendly. The tee-over-flannel has been my latest, go-to, mom-i-form lately.