This afternoon I bought my fourth pair of traveling shoes. The first pair just didn't turn out to be as supportive as I wanted them to be. They are a pair of Skechers - sort of an athletic shoe but with a fashionable bend. The next two pair went back - well, actually one pair is on it's way back. I'll never buy shoes over the internet again, except possibly at Zappos. That little experiment cost me $15.00 in here and there shipping. The shoes were billed as light traveling shoes and were highly rated, but felt like wearing hard plastic on my feet. Not comfy at all. The last pair were a pair of pink Land's End soft of sport-athletic-fashion shoes in pink, but they turned out to be too small. Pebbles is going to try them on before they go back. A friend told me I could return them to Sears. If I have to pay shipping back on them, I will be unhappy. Tonight's purchase is a pair of Borns - Mary Jane style. On sale, with a coupon, at DSW. TTL $24.00. I will wear them every minute of every day from now til next Friday to see if they are going to blister me up. I remain hopeful. I've got the Skechers as backup.
Continuing the shoe theme, the above pictured shoes are the one's I received for my birthday from my Mom. This time they came with a gift receipt, so they went back to the store as a credit on her account. There just aren't enough scenarios in this fifty-year olds life that call for 5 in heeled hot pink patent leather shoes with zippers up the back. "But you are so thin" she says. "But I'm still fifty" says me. Just a bit too "Snookie" for me.
In other news, I'm packed. In a rolling backpack carry-on. For seven days. We are trying to go as light as possible. We'll see how this works. I've never, ever packed this early. It may be a brilliant strategy or it may backfire, who knows.
Bick is just leaving Sadie at home tomorrow, so I'll get up and ride in the morning and then head up there in the early afternoon. It will be just like a regular work day for her, so that's good. It will save him time in dropping her off and I still get to do what I want for a good part of the day.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Travel is good for the soul.