Monday, November 03, 2008

1st Monday in November

(my leg, with an alaskan mosquito squished on it, while riding a bike, in Alaska)
One of my least favorite meetings at work is on the first Monday of every month.  What kind of sadistic person schedules a meeting for the first Monday?  I am still happy to be going to work. 

As I put on my shoes this morning, I thought about how grateful I am to have an opportunity to wear high heels on a daily basis.  There were years in my life when I had no excuse to wear heels, or even nice shoes.  In fact, there were years when I had only one pair of shoes at time, and I wore them until I wore them out and then it was time for a new pair.  Well, now I have quite the collection of shoes.  Running shoes, hiking boots, bumming around kind of tennies, water shoes, snow boots, high heel pumps, high heel boots, low heel dancing boots, clogs, crocs, sandals of all sorts, flats, kitten heels, etc.  I have brown shoes, black shoes, purple shoes, green shoes (more than one pair), blue shoes, silver shoes, and of course, red shoes.  

Why am I thinking about this, you may ask?  Because I am thinking about taking a trip to Rome in 2010.  And I am thinking about the money this will cost.  And I am thinking about how if I don't stop spending money I will never retire.  And it occurs to me that I don't really want to retire.  Why?  Because then I would have no good reason to wear high heels!

Welcome to my decision making process...
and let's stay sober today, OK?

10 comments:

Pam said...

You can buy great shoes in Rome. I can't imagine wearing heels though on the uneven streets there.
I still wear my shoes until they wear out...'cause I don't care much about shoes.NOW-if you need a purse to match ANY of your shoes, then come to my closet girl.

Shadow said...

all for shoes, yay!!!!

Scott W said...

KITTEN HEELS? You have GOT to explain that one!

Lou said...

Rome is shoe mecca. Learn this word.."balliamo", and go.

I see old at work, and the people that keep working are not near as old!

The Maven said...

LOL! I can definitely relate to your thinking process ;)

We shall stay sober together. I, however, will wear my one pair of shoes. How I want an excuse for new shoes!

J-Online said...

I'm so not a shoe person either. It drives my mom bonkers because she has so many and has then all lined neatly in her closet in clear see through boxes. Payless works for me!

Now purses. Don't even get me started. I have a problem

dAAve said...

If I walked a mile in your shoes, I'd be ... a mile away.

Akannie said...

I like the way you think.

(Bye-bye, dAAve...)

Syd said...

Since my wife discovered Dansko, she has much happier feet. She can't wear just any heels anymore. You should have a great time with shoes in Italy.

AlkySeltzer said...

How GOOD is that? A wonderful goal-- Rome in 2010. I suspect you'll do it, even if you have to pack a few pair of flats, and just RUN to Rome!