Lucie and the Blue Rubber Sauna Suit – Part 2


All righty!!

The rainy weather is not keeping me in today!


I put together an outfit good enough to brave the blizzards of Alaska and head out the door to face the elements, and whom do I run into on this lovely, rain-drenched day?


My neighbor 110 lbs., scantily-clad, stylish, umbrella- totting, thirty-something neighbor in matching tights and Nike slicker.


“No problem,” I’m thinking to myself, “surely she won’t recognize me in this bulky, royal blue rubber rain outfit – barn boots and all!”


And the next thing I hear her yell is, “Hi Lucie! Did you and the Princess have a good holiday?”


“Oh for chriminy sakes,” I’m thinking to myself, “Just take me, Lord! Take me now and deliver me and my Buddha belly to the pearly gates!”


Could I look any goofier?


 (Well, yes, for those of you who know me, I could, but we don’t need to go there, thank you. My self-esteem’s already in the toilet for the morning.)


“Why hullo, Sue!” I shout back while clumsily trying to hitch up my rubber paints. “We had a lovely holiday, thank you (I’m thinking to myself, “We BOTH were sick as dogs and the Princess ended up in Urgent Care with walking pneumonia, but life is just grand, Sweetie; just grand!).


 “And how was yours and Mark’s holiday?” I volley back.


After, spending a rain soaked moment or two exchanging pleasantries, we thankfully go on about the business at hand (of walking) and go on our separate ways.


Midway through the walk, the rains lets up enough to reveal a rainbow peak over one of my favorite houses. A grin slowly surfaces on my face and I think,


“You’re certainly not going to get an award for being Little Miss Fashion Plate of 2014, but I bet’cha Sue’s cute Nike outfit didn’t double as a “personal sauna” like your rubber suit and barn boots did for you.”


I may be old, slightly fluffy in the midriff area and looking a tad silly this morning, but you know what?


God and Joan Rivers had a laugh today at my expense and I’m O.K. with that!


I’m O.K. – rubber suit, barn boots and all!!!


Have a grand day, People!

And if, perchance, you see someone “dressed a little silly” today, remember: Be kind. We’re all a little SILLY, some days!  



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I'm a retired special ed teacher, born in upstate NY, who spent most of my adult life in the SF/Bay Area and moved to the Olympic Peninsula of WA in June of 2017. At the encouragement of family and friends, who followed my silliness on my FB page, I started this blog a few years ago. I try to keep my topics as humorous as possible (because I believe "LIFE" is pretty serious these days), but will, on occasion write about more solemn subjects. I sincerely appreciate all who take the time and effort to read and make comments and am truly humbled when people actually "like" what I write. I do not participate in the "Wordpress awards" because I feel "awarded" when individuals actually read me and comment, but sincerely appreciate all of you who have considered me "award worthy" and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hugs, Lucie

11 thoughts on “Lucie and the Blue Rubber Sauna Suit – Part 2”

  1. No problemo! Thought it was my awkwardness with technology…..Didn’t know we could do such a thing (not that I hafta worry about it, just sayin….) 🙂 And thanks, again. Feeling’s mutual!! 🙂

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    1. That’s RIGHT! (It’s nice to be “old” and not have stuff like this really effect us, hun??? Yeah, right… 🙂 I felt like a total DORK, but hey, it made for a good “story”, eh?)

      I’ve been trying to comment on your site, but can’t find the bottom of your “comment list” to leave a reply (Must be nice to have so many followers, Kiddo!!!) Anyway, I can TOTALLY relate to your professional life’s history – I left teaching special needs kids and opted for an “early retirement”. And thank you for your lovely, lovely complement about my writing and concern with my health. I’m actually seeing a new Dr. tomorrow. You were SOOOO sweet to take the time to write to me….It meant alot. Sometimes you wonder if what you write is “good” or “funny” or even worth anyone’s time in reading it. I’m truly, truly touched and totally honored by your comment to me. Thank you. ❤

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      1. I’m sorry, Lucie, that I’ve had to temporarily turn off the comments on my blog. I’m so slow at answering comments that I was spending all day on that and not writing any fiction. Glad you helped so many children in your career. Nothing counts more, it seems to me. “Early Retirement” is a term I’ll have to adopt. It sounds so much better than “totally burning out,” which is what happened to me, I think.

        Keep writing. You’re amazing! 🙂

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  2. 😀 I have a neighbor like that. And that’s all I’m a going to say about it. lol And yes, I’ve had those looking a little silly days. I wanted to come by and wish you a wonderful New Year, Lucie. Hope it’s filled with all good things and is everything you wish it to be. ❤

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    1. Ditto to you and your family, Elizabeth!!! Thanks for “stopping by”! Was a wonderful Christmas – full of love, laughter and of course good food, so back to daily walks and work outs to “maintain” that menopausal midriff of mine! ❤

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  3. “Personal sauna”? Oh, too funny! I’ve seen people wear things like that to the gym and workout (seriously!), and I didn’t know whether that was smart (burn more calories?!), or crazy (look like a walking garbage bag!), or why they had to buy a special sauna suit to intensify their run. They can always just wear rain gear (and blue rain gear sounds much prettier than their wrinkled-grey-garbage-bag-type garb!)

    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Have an absolutely WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL Christmas, Laura! I shoulda worn the darn “suit” when I made my eggplant parmesian today! Maybe I would have gotten rid of my “fluffy midriff” before I ADD on to it during the holidays!!! Merry Christmas, Sweetie!!! Have a blessed holiday!!! 🙂


      1. It was, Laura! And now I’m off to walkin’ it off tomorrow!!! I gotta stop cooking (and eating!) this kind of food! I’m getting too old for this kind of “diet”! Oh well….guess there’s worse things I could be doing, eh??? You and the family have a blessed New Year, Sweetie!!! ❤


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