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Need a pocket?

30 Jun
Pocksie!

Pocksie!

Ever find yourself needing a pocket for a little hands free carrying of tiny stuff?

Going for a walk with the dog, and want to take your ID (you should always have ID on you. Don’t make me mom-out on you) but no pockets and not so much a fan of the fanny pack? Need a covert little storage area on your person while you play devastatingly beautiful spy for the evening?

These are “Pocksie” and they are available through Amazon.com. You get 6 for $9.99 and they are this fabulous soft, thin, stretchy flannel-y material. There is adhesive on three sides with one side left adhesive-free (that’s the opening)- you stick them to your clothes (on the inside, typically) with the opening facing up, and your clothes become the backing to the pocket and voila! A little hidden pocket for your ID, some business cards…That sort of thing. They are beige, pale beige. I would love to see these in black as well, to blend more with a wider variety of clothing- and to bust up any confusion as to where you stick these (you do not stick them to your skin!).

I test drove these by sticking them to the inside of a fairly thin, soft cotton jersey loose fitting t-shirt (I didn’t want anything close fitting supporting it as this was one of my personal product tests and I wanted fairly clean anecdotal results). I jammed my insulin pump (heavier than most modern cellular phones) in it and went about my day. And it stuck. All day. It stuck really well and I was amazed at the end of the day how well it was still sticking- I had to give it a good pull to get it off (probably not a good match for silk!). I would feel confident wearing these under anything, holding ID, credit card, or a small cell-phone. Of course, your mileage may vary *insert disclaimer here* but I do recommend grabbing a 6-pack of these and keeping them on hand. On the inside of a loose fitting, single layer shirt you could clearly see where my pump was- but with ID and card, it wasn’t so noticeable.  I would probably use these under clothes with a more substantial fabric anyway, so for me that is a non-issue.

I bought them to see if my insulin pump would fit in them. My Animas 2020 was a very tight fit (not easy to get it in or out, but for a formal affair and the perfect outfit, I would be much happier with a little tugging to get the pump out than looking like I am losing my underthings…as was the case when I tried the leg thing- which is great if it fits you well… not so friendly on my curvaceous stems) and from the looks of it a Cozmo would fit well (not necessarily with the Cozmore backing)…

Women who wear insulin pumps are often faced with this dilemma as the choices for carrying their pump when all gussied up are usually- a case with a clip, reenacting the “pencil test” with their pump, or a “leg thing” (like a garter).
While my pump does have an integrated clip and I usually wear pump, tubing, etc fairly exposed (frankly, on most legging or jeans wearing days I just don’t give the aesthetics of this life improving device another thought), there have been moments during workouts or dress up that I have longed for a comfortable, concealed way to carry my pump.

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Purse safety tip…

18 Jun

Last night and today I have seen the video of the 82 year old woman in a Florida Publix store having her purse snatched, slamming her and her 80 year old brother to the ground. I think I have seen it a few dozen times. Hey, I had an early docs appointment and had some mellow rest as the sleep I should have had overnight was punctuated with kid feet (we had thunderstorms last night) and some of my ‘betes technology was beeping every hour. Fun. Anyway….

I can’t remember where I first learned this suggestion, but since I have stopped sporting a backpack diaperbag everywhere I go and have returned to a smallish bag/handbag/purse, I find that it doesn’t replace vigilance and care, but it does help a little.

If you put your bag (even a regular diaper bag could be secured this way) in the fold out seat near the handlebar of the shopping cart- simply use the seatbelt (if it is not being used for a small child) and loop it and clip it through the handles or strap of your purse and click-it closed (and if your purse closes for Pete’s sake, close it! No need to tempt anyone who might be up to no good).

It might not be 100%, but with hooligans (yeah, I said it. Call me an old lady. Go ahead. I dare you. *shaking cane in air*) afoot, it is best to take precautions to ensure the safety of you and your belongings. At any rate, even if you do fall (and hopefully are unharmed) the perp will hopefully be slowed down quite a bit by the rolling metal cart he is dragging around by a handbag.

***Of course, the cart-tie method is in no way perfect or guaranteed, use it at your own risk***

xo
Bek

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