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Notes From All Over
A mere twelve months ago, Lululemon defined the term 'hot brand'. All across America, women-and increasingly men, too-got their sweat on in trendy, pricey Lululemon athletic wear.
And then? As a recent New Yorker article relates, the pricey clothes started pilling, bleeding dyes, and-worst of all-a new line of yoga pants essentially became transparent when the wearer bent over. Suburbia was not ready for this. The company's founder complicated matters by suggesting that some women were just too fat to wear the $75 yoga pants. Ooops. Buh-bye, hot brand.
I love my local hardware store. I grew up in the rural Midwest, and the hardware store was where you went to solve otherwise unsolvable problems. Now I'm a Massachusetts resident, but I still bring my 'issues' to the hardware guy. With apologies to anyone who works at Home Depot, I can never find anyone there. And when I do, half the time they don't know what I'm talking about.
A few days ago, I took the dogs out for an early AM walk, and happened to see friends taking off to bring their daughter to college.
Wow. Sure, I know she just graduated from high school. But in my mind, she is still about 11. I guess I should make some adjustments.
And that's what the transition from summer to fall is all about: adjustments. Kids going back to school, heading off to college, maybe starting their first job after graduation....Families returning from vacation homes, getting back into the swing of things. Lots of changes, and change is always bittersweet.