A hole in my sock…

We all know that feeling. We’re rushing to get dressed, pull out a pair of socks, start to put them on and one of our toes pokes out of a hole. It’s SO IRRITATING! At that moment, I’m sure you’d agree, we assess the situation. CAN WE GET BY with wearing the sock that day?

We have to determine… 1) How big is the hole and 2) How uncomfortable our toe is going to feel all day.

Ah, my first thought was to THROW the socks out! THEN I heard my Italian mother in my mind saying to me when I was a child, “We don’t throw socks out, are you CRAZY, we sew the hole up.”

YES, parents do get irritated with kids when they want to throw everything old away and buy it new. Back in the day, as they would say, you “fix” everything. Old is better than new. I heard that a lot as a kid.

So… WHAT did I do after I heard the VOICE? I searched for my sewing kit. I admit, it’s gotten a little dusty, I haven’t used it in ages. I pulled it off the back of the shelf. I opened it and then THOUGHT about the situation. Was I really in the mood to sew the hole? No, I was not, but at least, I had the sewing kit opened, so I was one step closer to sewing the hole, right.

Ah… it’s like ironing our clothes, we have to be in the mood to do it.

I bet you were hoping to see the LAST photo of the darned sock. NOPE, not today.

However, I feel happy knowing that I will SAVE my sock from the dumpster! I really do like these socks!

11 thoughts on “A hole in my sock…

  1. As I was going to the gym last night I realized I have a hole in the toe of my sneaker…I’m trying to bike work th it now and it’s just getting bigger. A trip to the sneaker store is in my immediate future

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  2. If I am about to go out, I will use with a hole. If it is a sock I really like I will save it for my mother to sew it, otherwise I will use it as a rag. I can’t bear to throw things away. I have to find uses for them.
    And I do get it, having to be in the mood to do the ironing. I do enjoy ironing but do have to be in the mood.
    Blessings to you!

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  3. I will admit, a hole in my sock indicates “time for new socks”, but how many of us guys can darn socks, really? Maybe I should give it a try. Regardless, your topic is well-timed. I just called our local supermarket because I bought too many jugs of fresh orange juice for a party we just hosted, and I wanted to make sure they’d take back the unopened jugs. Guess what? Yes, they’ll take them back – full refund – but then they throw them out! I was horrified, but sadly, I understand. The market doesn’t want the liability in case the juice is somehow tainted. Forget the refund. I might throw out holey socks, but I refuse to throw out perfectly good orange juice. My family/friends are about to receive unexpected gifts.

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