#SoCS: 5 Things You'll Never Hear in Canada in December

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for November 30th: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘shade.’ Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

5 things you’ll never hear in Canada in December:

  • Let’s sit in the shade.
  • Phew, that sun is hot. I wish there were trees to shade us from it.
  • Put up the parasol so we can have some shade.
  • Move our chairs into the shade under the tree.
  • You still need to put on sunscreen, even if you’re sitting in the shade!

If shade were a stock market commodity, its value would sky-rocket in the summer months and plummet in the winter.

#SoCS – I Like the Idea of Dresses …

(This is part of Linda G Hill’s  SoCS)
The prompt for this week is “dress” – use it any way you like.

I like the idea of dresses. Of seeing striking models in the Christmas flyers wearing dresses glittering with gold or silver sparkles.  They wear silky black stockings on their legs and shiny high-heeled patent leather shoes on their feet. Their hair and makeup is perfect and they smile, white teeth flashing against red lipstick, as if someone off-camera has just said something amusing.  I imagine they are ready to throw on a fashionable faux-fur coat and go off to a party where they will nibble on fancy hors d’oeuvres and drink champagne from beautiful, crystal flutes.

I like the idea of dresses.  Of seeing the same models wearing flowing, pastel-colored dresses in summer flyers.  Their bare feet are in cute sandals, their shiny hair swings free. Makeup is minimal because it’s summer, time to leave all that behind and enjoy the heat and sunshine unencumbered. Their look is natural and carefree. The sophistication of stockings and heels is gone but they are beautiful all the same – just in a different way.

I like the idea of dresses. But I don’t actually like wearing them. I have one or two hanging in my closet, bought for special occasions and never worn again. Lined up below them on the closet floor is a pair of  the requisite black high heels. But I prefer the feel of denim on my legs (full-length or shorts, depending on the season) topped with a warm cozy sweater and colorful scarf in winter and light and airy T-shirt in summer.  I guess I’m just not a “dress kind of girl”.