Throwback Thursday: Intervention

At one point, I had the brilliant idea to write about my love from the position of an AA meeting attendee…

Originally from August 23, 2017, I give you:


Hello. I’m Chelsea. And, I am a sock-aholic.

It all started when I attended Fred Meyer’s Black Friday Sale. Suddenly, expensively inaccessible footwear was accessible. I can feel my toes twitching even now, just thinking about those boxes and boxes completely full -and at half the price.

They had all wool, cotton with moisture wick, and part spandex thigh-high business casual. They had toe socks (which we webbed-feeters can’t actually wear), nylons in packages instead of eggs, aloe-infused fuzzy cuddlewear, and patterned boot stockings.

I bought a pair of thick, wool hiking socks last time -after selecting sensible white pairs of cotton blend (super soft and stretchy!) for everyday, of course.
When I’m dressing, I reach for the alluring stripes, itching to put them on.

But, no -I bought these to put inside hiking boots. I did not buy them to put inside houses (and, in cars, outside, etc.)

Actually, that’s my other confession: I hurt the socks I love. I frequently take a lovely, thick pair out in the garage or down the street to the neighbor’s.

Most days I’m good, but sometimes the pull is too strong.

Socks speak to my sole.

©2020 Chelsea Owens

26 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Intervention

  1. petespringerauthor February 13, 2020 / 11:31 pm

    As a guy who immediately ditches the shoes whenever I’m inside, I loved this post. I am a sockaholic, but I am not going through any twelve-step recovery program.

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  2. Lisa Bradshaw February 13, 2020 / 11:37 pm

    We all have a weakness.. I have a draw filled with running and hiking socks.. 😉 and then I wear the same pairs mostly.. 😉

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  3. Violet Lentz February 14, 2020 / 1:28 pm

    I do love socks myself and in the 80’s I had a large wicker basket full of them. I am more conservative now, maybe 15 pair……..

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