Friday, December 10, 2010

Think pink - and whinny!

After reading a post about a blogpal "discovering" insulated overalls, I decided it was high time to get a new pair. The zipper on my old ones is dying; I can make do but end up doing without because it's a hassle. Besides, they are at least 20 years old, that nasty "scours brown" color and ill-fitting men's overalls to boot.

After following Deborah's link and seeing the bib style, I decided they would be much easier to get on and off and more comfortable to wear than the "full suit" style I have, so I hopped over to eBay to see if I could find any deals. There, in an auction ending within the hour, I found a pair of pink Schmidt insulated bib overalls. The reviews on this brand are enthusiastic, so I watched, waited and pounced at the end to win them. I can hardly wait for them to get here! The wet system we are experiencing at the moment is not a cold one, but it will be so nice to have warm legs during colder-time chores. Should save some wear and tear on my clothes, too. As for the color, the animals won't give a rip if I look like a giant pink Jet-Puffed marshmallow, and I don't intend to wear them anywhere else!

As for the whinnying, the other day I took an online quiz and for once got the perfect result:

You're a Horse!

Versatile, powerful, and true, you have quite a reputation for hard
work and a certain unbridled spirit. Many look up to you as an example of what
people can really become, though somewhere deep down, you admit to feeling a little
bit broken. You hate racing, but are still exceptionally good at it. Beware broken
legs, dog food, and glue. If your name is Ed, you do a surprising amount of

Take the Animal Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

This will come as no surprise to my mom, who used to worry that I would ruin my young knees with all the galloping and bucking I did while pretending to be my favorite animal.

That's it for now from . . .


Laura said...

You gotta be tough to wear pink!! I love my pink (I prefer to call it "raspberry") Carhart Jacket. I have 3 pair of insulated overalls - one red, one green, and one brown. They do save lots of wear and tear on one's clothes - especially at lambing time.

I took the quiz, and I'm a Human - it's not very complimentary. Maybe I should try it again...

Marie said...

Every fall I think I will get a pair of insulated overalls, I got to the stores and look at the prices and say to myself "I have lots of layers at home, why do I want to spend all this money on overalls?" So then late January comes around and it is 5 degrees with a strong north wind and I go looking again. But now all that is left are the 2XL and 3XL sizes!! So maybe I will take the plunge as well and fork over the money. (my layers are wearing out)

I also took the quiz, and as no suprise to anyone and everyone that knows me, I am a horse!! :)

Tammy said...

I'm sure it should come as a surprise to no one that I'm! Even though I was..surprised though. ;-) I used to have callouses on my knees when I was little, brother thought I would never walk like a normal person, instead of some four legged critter! Hope you enjoy your new overalls! I need to get some too. My coveralls are so bulky (and old)--and scours brown-- that I usually just opt not to use them, then freeze.

kristi said...

I did a post on my pink coveralls 2 yrs ago and I love wearing mine, even off the farm. They are a great conversation starter esp with "die-heart" brown coverall guys;)

Deborah @ Antiquity Oaks said...

Happy I could provide some positive inspiration! I just bought the pink ones for my daughter today!

Sharon said...

It's never occurred to me to get insulated pants - hitting palm on forehead. I've just pulled on my longjohns and then the outer pair.

Tiggeriffic said...

I love my carhards.. they keep me so toasty warm. You will look tiggeriffic in pink..
ta ta for now..from Iowa

Michelle said...

I remember your pink overalls, Kristi! You were part of the inspiration, along with Deborah!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Holy cow - I am a sheep!

Anonymous said...

I'm a horse too. Didn't see that one coming!