Cape Disappointment, at the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington State, was named by a sea captain who had expected to find a good harbor just beyond it. He was disappointed to find rocky shoals instead, and turned back...never discovering the mighty river on the other side of the shoals. Later, Lewis and Clark finished their 2,000 mile trek to the coast and celebrated their journey's end at Cape Disappointment.
But our Small Thing today has nothing to do with the geographical location of Cape Disappointment. It has everything to do with capes of another kind...and the disappointment that comes when said capes are not in serviceable and ready condition. Yes, the capes, jackets, coats and winter gear that we depend on....but only pay attention to when we are donning them to face the outside elements.
I think I'd be disappointed to wear this.
It's disappointing to find dirty sleeves and stained jacket fronts.
It's disappointing to see coats crammed into hall closets or crumpled on the floor.
It's disappointing to have makeup on the collars of our jackets when we really need to get out the door.
It's disappointing to discover that there is only one glove. Or two left gloves.
It's disappointing to need more winter gear than you have, but I can't help with that today.
It's disappointing to see your children wipe their noses on their sleeves, mittens and scarves.
Today's Small Thing is to do some cape management: take care of your winter apparel in some way. You may hang up the coats and jackets, organize the mittens and gloves. You could throw a dirty jacket in the wash, or mend a torn item. You could shave the fuzz balls off a sweater, or put the outgrown winter clothing into a giveaway bag. You choose.
POINTS: 40 for cape management
For our Company Girls in the Southern Hemisphere, where you are enjoying summer weather, simply take care of your summer apparel: the beach towels, swimsuits, flip-flops, shorts and coverups that may need attention today. And enjoy your sunshine! We are jealous....
What kind of caper will you have with your apparel?
p.s. I'm talking about floating feathers, Forrest Gump style, over at Going Beyond.