Friday, May 30, 2008

Sandals

I love shoes........but I guess if you would take a survey, many women do. When I was growing up I went to Catholic high school. Yup, you guessed it, uniforms....regulated shoes. Now that I look back on it, it is a good idea. Ok, ok, think about it.....one less pressure applied to kids, no name brand frenzy, no keeping up with the Joneses (man I had to think about the plural for Jones......yikes), once the initial cost is over with, it's done unless you are still in a growing period in high school and I know some young people still are, and it just plain alleviates the daily drama of "what do I wear today".

I can't blame my love of shoes on parochial schooling, nope, even in my youth I loved shoes. I was fortunate enough to be in a family that could afford my whims, and had matching shoes for many outfits. I wish I could remember the name of the little leather flats (quite like the ones that are in style now) that we soooooo popular in my high school years..........I had EVERY color!!


I don't know why I am so hooked on my high school years today, because my blog today is about sandals. I love going into shoe stores, outlets, department stores with a shoe section, and all of the discount stores and looking at sandals. Now that I am living in such a warm climate (trust me it has been unseasonably warm here - high 90's this whole week) we can wear sandals from about April until mid October. Isn't that cool? I mean it's like dream come true for me. Yet something strange has taken place this year..........I haven't looked for sandals at all this year!!!! Oh I did purchase one pair in Why-oh-ming when I was there......we had two days of sun and I paniced that my feet would be stuck inside solid leather!!!!, but other than that, I haven't looked or drooled over open toe, backless leather foot wear at all!!!!! One is that I haven't been shopping at all.......zilch!!!! I have a very generous and kind friend, that sent me this HUMUNGOUS box of clothes that no longer fit her and it was like manna from heaven to me. I had two days of trying things on and feeling like a princess.............thank you Miss C! The other reason of course is $$$, man it is just plain tight............so if I don't go out shopping for clothes, I don't wander into the shoe section, thus eliminating any pressure "Buy, no be good, buy, remember your budget, oh go ahead, they're sooooo cute".


I am rambling again, huh? It's ok, if I type and ramble it keeps my mind off of what I feel is cruel and unusual punishment........ the lack of shopping. Oh let's not kid ourselves SHOE SHOPPING - no SANDAL SHOE SHOPPING! I am brave, I am woman, naw, who am I kidding, I am broke and I truly looked at my shoe rack and KNOW that I have enough sandals........oooooo, those little red things are cute, huh? Oh, get control Mary Ellen, get control!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Carlina said...
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Mary Ellen said...

Hey Carlina, thank for the compliment. How did you find the blog? Sure hope you continue to read and share the site with others.