Thursday, June 2, 2011
Here in Maine, we're nothing if not innovative, so I figured I could come up with a reasonable substitute for these java joggers--especially since I wouldn't even have to jog in them to lose inches...I just had to wear them!
I took two pairs of sweat pants, cut them off above the knee and sewed them together. It was pretty easy, I just had to stitch the leg hems together on my trusty portable sewing machine, and then join them together at the waist. I tried them on, to make sure they would fit, and sure enough....bi-thick Bermuda shorts lookalikes!
Having emptied the 10 large cups of coffee into the bucket, I contemplated my next step. Hubby always likes cream in his coffee and Splenda. I figured a quart of milk and cup of artificial sweetener should be the right combination. I dropped my pants into the bucket...not the ones I was wearing, the ones I created, and found a regular tea spoon wouldn't work for stirring everything together. The spoon just wasn't big enough to do the trick. After searching a bit for appropriate utensil, I found the toilet plunger to be just right for the job: added expense: $2.29--still well within budget. I could stir and "plunge" the pants into the coffee mixture to be certain they were thoroughly saturated.