For the first time in many years I will be spending part of the winter in snowy blowy Toronto. It has turned cold. It has turned very cold in fact it is freezing and I really didn’t own a winter coat that I liked. Oh how I wished I still had my purple 3/4 length down filled coat with the attached hood with fake purple fur. I figured I must have given it away years ago because it was nowhere to be found.I received a handme up jacket from my granddaughter- but it was short and did nothing to keep my bottom half warm. I was in my local shopping mall and I met a neighbour who excitedly showed me her new purchase from the Gap–a black quilted coat that was marked half price for Black Friday.I checked at the Gap and luckily there were still some left in my size. I remembered that I had some Gap gift cards at home. I raced home as fast as my old legs would carry me and then back to the mall. After purchasing the coat, using the gift cards, the $200 coat cost me $25.00 cash.
Later that day, I took something down to my storage locker located in the dungeon. I have a zippered garment wardrobe down there. For some reason I decided to unzip it and lo and behold there was my purple 3/4 length down filled purple coat with the purple fake fur.My coat and I had a warmful reunion. I forgot how really purple it actually was. When I wear it I feel like a plum, Barney, or a flying purple people eater. But thats ok–I like plums, I like Barney and Flying Purple people eaters are probably fun to hang out with. In any event I will be warm this winter.