Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Few Questions and Some Answers or Does Lois Live Her Life Nekkid

One of my main problems and shortcomings since I started this blog has  been responding to my precious readers comments.  I tried at first to toss an acknowledgement back at each commenter, but I found that didn't work for me.  In my feebleness, it took a huge amount of time and strength and did not feel satisfying to me so I took the easy, selfish way out and decided I would better use the time to comment on YOUR blogs and thus it has continued.

Every now and then I think I have issued a blog with a mass "Thank You" to all you dear souls who check in here to see if I have perchance had a new thought during the week and I hoped that it would be enough.  Of course an occasional  random thanks for all the joy you bring me and the love I feel from you is really an puny and paltry abomination......but I can only hope that you know how much I love all of you without my nattering on about it constantly.  There is no way to tell you in words what your wonderfulnesses mean to me or how you have enhanced and brightened my life.....I feel like you are all Family and I am no longer an Orphan/Widow Lady plodding along alone.  What a gift!  And after this weekend when you deluged me with wonderful birthday wishes I want so much to let you know what it meant to me.   One more time I must simply say a huge "Thanks" and hope it conveys something of my feelings for you all.

But......(knowing me, you know there's always a "but" )  today I realized that you sometimes ask me questions in your comments and the only way I have found to answer them has been to try to email you an answer, and that seems OK, except that it doesn't serve those of you who might also have wondered about the same thing and waited for me to respond in a convoluted.......Anyway, since I can't do the tit- for- tat, comment- for- comment thing, I just figured out that at least I could blog it and answer a bunch of queries at one time.  I have only had the energy to go back a few blogs and pick out some questions but perhaps this will sate your collective curiosities a bit.

First, I think it was Cathy of "Still Waters" who was puzzled by my loud and constant resistance to putting on clothing and wondered exactly how I am garbed or un-garbed normally when I am at home rather than out in public. Well, I'll tell ain't necessarily a purty sight.

You already know that I skinny-dip when I go in the pool, but that does not necessarily mean I like to run around the house and gardens bare-ass nekkid.  I find that quite fun sometimes  for brief periods, but it is NOT the best solution all told.  For one is dangerous to one's overall well being to cook naked.    Especially when one is sauteing something in olive oil, for instance.   And even though my blessed house is very private because of the front walled little courtyard garden and the excess of foliage around the property, people do occasionally open the gate to the courtyard and come to my front door.  On those occasions I am in deep doo-doo if I happen to be sitting at the dining table blogging away in my altogether since the front wall of my living/dining area is mostly glass.  I am NOT an exhibitionist and do not want to frighten or scandalize any Jehovah's Witnesses so I decided early on that some body covering was necessary.

I know most of my female followers will understand when I say I have always hated wearing a bra......they are uncomfortable at best, always gouging us in some tender spot or other,  especially for the poor souls who carry permanent dents in our shoulders from toting those boobs around for a gazllion, any time I can go without is sheer delight.  First order of the non-clothing thing is No Bra. !

The fashionable among you will probably gasp in horror when I reveal that I no longer see the need to make any effort to be fashionable much less seductive in what I wear to bed......the cats don't give a damn what I am wearing when I offer them their goodies thank heaven and they are the only ones around so I have given all my sexy lingerie to the GoodWill and sleep and  live mostly in very long, XXlarge, soft tee shirts....some with questionable comments across the front.  That is my favorite garment of all time and, if I were going to be buried in a coffin, I would demand that it be in my favorite with the huge bull dog and the iteration "Bad Dog"across the front.

Next, I do not want to offend anyone's delicate sensibilities but I am obsessed with the truth so please do not flinch or faint or desert.   To continue, (I think I have already confessed this in earlier blogs)  I  belong to that huge contingent of old folks who sometimes.......well..... leak, so I am rarely without my second favorite garment called "Depends". Sigh and sob.....a simple fact of extended life.

During the cold months I also don a garment I invented years ago made of sweat shirt fabric fleecy inside , with a warm cowl neck and pockets, which keeps me warm from head to toe.  In the warm months I have a few of these I made of light airy fabrics for at-home Dress-Up, but usually, the long Tee suffices for all my needs and it is less to rip off when I am seized with the urge to go into the pool.  I used to finish off this fetching costume with flip flops, but they now hurt my ancient toes so I wear mocs or a slipper kind of like a heelless Ugg.........

Holy, unmerciful Heavens, I cannot believe I have filled up this whole effing blog with an interminable answer to just One Question.  Who will ever believe that I once was so shy and so speechless that I could barely meet anyone's gaze and could only mutter a whispered  "yes" or a "no" you think it is possible that I have been invaded by Aliens???

I am almost too ashamed to say it, but......"More later".


  1. Congratulations on another successful trip around the sun! :)

    I did comment in your "birthday miracle" post but it must have disappeared somewhere... :(

    Glad you had a good time!

    AND, I second you on the "leaving the bra off".....MUCH more comfy! :)

  2. Hi LO, Happy Belated Birthday! You have had quite the celebration..especially with a bit of "Magic" how cool was that!
    Sometimes it is good to listen to our inner voices!
    I hear you with the bra..I hate them all..and I am looking forward to winter again when I can go braless half the day and no one will notice or care.

    Skinny you are talking! :)

  3. Another bra-hater here... and underwires??? Amnety international should be working to get those banned!!!
    And skinny-dipping ROCKS!!!

    Love you, dear lady ~~~

  4. You know me and bras. HATE!
    I think I may have just gotten my newest favorite around-the-house garment. It came from my mother's closet and I bet she's had it for thirty years- a Mexican peasant dress. You know- one of those white ones with the embroidered yoke? It barely touches me anywhere. Plus- pockets.

  5. :-D lots of familiar "dress", or "undress" here Lo! I'm not fortunate to have your privacy and don't want traffic on the highway to come to a stop, so I have to cover up. But soft and comfortable is the way to go. As for bras, they were invented by a sadistic male.

    Daisy's Barbara ... Daisy has about six tits and couldn't care less about bras. And she always wears a nice soft shirt that smells nice if she hasn't rolled in something disgusting. And ... she always appreciates your comments!

  6. Okay Lo. This is definitely one of your best posts. So glad you didn't take the few minutes to answer this question in the comments portion of the original post but really invested some time and imagination to this doozey of a reply.

  7. Hello Lo
    Youa are a darling - thank you for answering my question (or did you??) I certainly didn't expect an essay but received a fabulousone just the same. Looking forward to the 'More Later' instalment
    Take care

    Still Waters

  8. Not at all scandalized by what you choose to wear, or not wear, in the privacy of your own home. It sounds like you are very comfortable, and that is the main thing.

    A gentleman once wrote to Dear Abby to say that his new wife slept nude, and liked to cook breakfast the same way, what did Abby think about that? Abby responded that he needed to remind her to put on an apron if she was cooking bacon.

    Thank you for finding your muse.

  9. Skinny dipping. One of my favorite sports. Glad to know I can continue on as I age, gracefully, like you, dear. Happy belated birthday and thanks for the blog.

  10. Now I must go and find my package of "things" seeing as I am laughing so hard there is nothing else for it but... I recently had a conversation with my dear old dad, who is 86, wherein he announced that he was sitting at the table drinking coffee and not wearing any clothes. Apparently, since my mom died, he has decided there is no point in getting dressed if he doesn't have to and he has become a "closet nudist." You are not alone!!

  11. Well if you have been invaded by aliens...then I'm not worried about that happening to me any more!! Looks o.k. to me!

  12. *highfive* to living authentically.

  13. Dear Lo, I hate bras too. You should wear whatever you like.

    There's a fabric I buy a lot in called modal. They make much more stuff in the US from it. It's really soft and comfortable and it's made of bamboo so it breathes.

    I'll keep my eye out for some t shirts for you.

    Love, Christina xx

  14. Being a nudist in Canada poses some logistical problems, so I do the next best thing and wear as little as possible whenever I'm home. Being comfortable in your own skin really is so important IMO.

  15. Another bra hater here Lo..I spend a lot of time with my arms crossed when someone comes. I am still a bit modest in my old age, but not enough to go put on one of those "boob binders." What kind of nut invented the dumb thing anyway. As usual, you had me smiling through your wnole blog,,feels good to smile,,Thank you for sharing your wonderful description of "Life With Lo." It is refreshing,humerous, and most of all honest,,That's what make it so good.

  16. Oh my gosh, you are a riot! I think I love you. My mother also hates wearing a bra and has been caught running around nekkid more times than I can count. Thanks so much for visiting me yesterday!

  17. I love going bra-less too, but I only have one boob so it looks a little strange. Baggy sweat shirts help. If you think regular bras are bad, try wearing one that weighs 5 lbs. (it doesn't really weigh that much, it just seems that way)

    Love your blog! You help me start my day with a smile.

  18. Sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was filled with lots of great moements that you'll soon blog about. (Oi, a preposition!) I knew we were kindred spirits; I just knew it. I think your wonderful blogging is a direct result of your previous shyness. The words were just waiting to come out. Please continue to do so and come visit when you can. Life is really picking up around my neck of the woods.