Given a choice I go barefoot as much as possible. In fact, one of the things I dread most about fall and winter is having to wear shoes and socks and do the Black Sock Boogie every morning.

Black trouser socks. Sensible socks. The socks I reluctantly pull on in the morning before heading off to work. Boring socks. I’m looking forward to the day when I can get rid of my sensible, boring, black trouser socks and start wearing some fun and funky socks.

Recently I found a website, Absolute Socks, that has all kinds of designs. My personal favorites are the I Love My Yorkie socks but I’m also partial to the Red Roses socks, the Coffee Cup socks, and the Lobster socks.

What’s not to love about these whimsical foot coverings? If I have to wear socks and shoes during the winter months I would rather have some fun doing it! Unfortunately, I don’t think these fun socks would go too well with my office attire.

Just one more reason why I’m looking forward to retiring in a few years!


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I wore those funky socks when I was working, but then again I got to wear jeans to work most of the time, too. I think cool socks are the most fun! These days I wear a brand called “Darn Tough” and they are not as whimsical but way functional.

  2. Lol…fun post! You know, I did something unusual with an old clean sock recently! I cut off the toe and rolled it into a donut. Then I made a ponytail on the top of my head, misted the whole tail with water until damp, and rolled it up into the sock donut. The next morning I had some lovely easy! Going to check out those sock sites…looking for cute Christmas ideas! 🙂

    1. If I did that I would end up looking like Phyllis Diller! Not that my hair is long enough any more anyway!

  3. Thanks for a provocative posting, Linda!

    When I was young, we wore only white “bobby socks.” There weren’t stores that sold other kinds. Or at least I don’t remember ever entering such a store. White. White. White. And saddle shoes!

    Today, we can black if we must–as you do for work–but oh! on those weekend we can really splurge with the color and the dogs and cats and roses! What fun.


    1. Fun, indeed, Dee! It’s one of the things I appreciate about growing older: I can be silly if I want to for no reason at all!

  4. These have certainly been some sock-wearing days, haven’t they?! In fact, I love donning my sweats or flannel jammies & socks to pass away the cool evenings in comfort.

    Retirement is fabulous, though I must say there are days I truly miss the team work & brain strain I so enjoyed for the whole of my work-life.

    Stay dry!

    1. Staying dry seems not to be an option this week, Kathleen! I like your strategy of staying in flannels and socks. Cozy!

  5. What a fun post,Linda! I love socks. I have a whole drawer full of funky ones-with golden retrievers, penquins, snoopy,etc in all colors along with the plain black or navy trouser socks. When fall rolls around, I enjoy wearing them again after spending the summer in sandals. I was able to wear my funky ones to work (with pediatric patients!) Now I’m lucky to enjoy them ad lib in retirement as well. You’re gonna LOVE retirement and wearing whatever you want!

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