Saturday, January 24, 2015

Think Spring

This post was actually intended for yesterday, but I ended up going to bed at 8:30.  It didn't help as I had a horrible, restless night fully of weird dreams and too much awake-ness.  It was really quite annoying.  Oh well, better a day late than never.

As you know, sometimes when I turn the page on the calendar I am truly horrified.  Other times there is definite shoe lust.  A lot of the time I'm kind of indifferent.  I don't hate them, but I don't looooove them either.  So it's always nice when I get a definite reaction, like I did yesterday:

Cute!  I love them.  They remind me of spring, and this really gorgeous lavender dress and jacket Mom made me for Easter one year.  You can't see it in the picture, but the straps crisscross in the front, which I think makes them even more fun.  And since I've been neglecting my friends who love purple (hi, BFF!), it's time to look at lavender shoes and think of spring.

I want these!  Then I want that purple dress back and the body that went with it.  No?  How 'bout a unicorn instead?

I want to like these better.  Those are lilacs, and I love lilacs.  I think it's the fabric.  I want them to be sleeker instead of poofy and fluffy.  (Hey, Dad:  I expected something more grand!  Less...fuzzy)  On a sort of related note, did you know that a synonym for fuzzy is velutinous?  Please try to use that in a sentence 3 times in the next week.

  Simple.  Classy.

Ooookay.  Do they remind me of spring/Easter?  Yes.  Would I wear them?  Hell no. 

I like that they're t-strap, but not fond of the wedge heel on this particular shoe.  These make me think of bridesmaids shoes.

Oh man.  I need the purple dress and the body back, AND I need the hubby to wear these with his lavender shirt and black suit.  No?  Again?  Fine.  Can I have a turquoise unicorn?

These remind me of my wedding shoes.  Except I like my wedding shoes better.  Which I should as they are mine.

Squeeee!  Someone needs to have a wedding with purple as the color and someone else needs to have a small child who can wear these shoes with a floofy dress.  Or possibly a velvet dress that is veltutinous?

For those of you who love flats.  These are really cute.

These were labeled as wedding shoes.  I like them?  Mostly I like them, but there is just something teeny tiny about them that I can't put my finger on.

I think maybe the calendar wants it to be spring, too, because this is from last January:

They're leaning more toward pink, but still definitely leaning toward spring.

Good night.  Go to bed and dream dreams of spring.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blast From the Future Past

I give you today's calendar shoe:

It's pretty horrible, right?  But the heel makes me think of The Jetsons, which I used to love.  It used to be on after school, along with The Flintstones.  It helps to make this horrible shoe a tiny bit less horrible.  Let's make the whole post a little happier.

Same shoes, different angle.  Hey, where are our robot housemaids and flying cars that fold into a briefcase?

This came up when I searched for Jetsons Shoes.  I agree, definitely futuristic looking.  What color would you say these are?  Green?  Gray?  Greenish-gray-turquoise?

Wow, does Judy look yellow in this picture.  But look at her cute little black ballet flats!

Mama Jetson is either wearing purple, above the knee boots or she's wearing purple tights and no shoes.  Hmmmm...

And finally, since I've had it stuck in my head all day, here is the theme song for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


I haven't been posting much lately.  Partly because I've been doing other things and don't always remember, but mostly because I'm having blogger's block.  Nothing seems interesting to write about right now.  I went to the allergist today.  Whoopee.  I bought laundry detergent yesterday.  Wow!  I bathe dragons on a daily basis.  (OK, admittedly that's kind of an interesting sentence, but you already know about it, so whatever)  I have a mound of laundry that needs folding.  Yuck.  I need to clean bathrooms.  Double yuck.  See?  It's not interesting.  And yet here I am typing about it.  So I shall stop and we'll look at some shoes.  No theme, here really, just shoes that make me smile, which is always nice.  

OK, so probably the theme was turquoise, but since shades of blue are pretty much the theme of my whole life, it hardly seems worth mentioning.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Red Polka Dots

I haven't posted lately, so this calendar page is several days old, but I just had to share.

These are horrible.  They're made from PVC.  It's not surprising that I hate them as they're Melissa and I haven't seen a pair I liked yet.  If you like them please tell me why so I can gain a new perspective.  In the meantime, I need to redeem red polka dots.

 Much better.  Kind of retro.  Very cute.

Ooooh...ankle straps!  And a little green for you crazy green lovers out there.

I need these for Valentine's Day.

I want to like these better.  They're navy blue!  I love blue!  And I don't hate these, but I like them less than the ones above.

These are more than a little odd.  Interesting, possibly cute, still way better than the first pair.

Casual polka dots!

Holy crap this is cute.  Totally redeems red polka dots for me.

These are vintage.  I wish I could see the heel.  The toes are cute, though.

OK.  I feel better now.  I mean, I have a massive headache (again), but I feel better about red polka dots.  Guess I'll take what I can get.

Friday, January 16, 2015


So, while it's true that I've been plenty busy the last few days (I head to bed around midnight thinking, damn, I didn't post again), it's more true that my brain has been consumed with thoughts other than shoes.  I know!  I can't believe it either.  Well, I can.  So here's the thing:  I need to get a job.  I haven't worked since February last year.  I've never gone this long without a job of some kind, even if it's just part time.  The hubby and I are doing better, but we could use the extra income just to get us all the way back healthy financially.  When I was in MT I had a phone conversation with the bishop and I was totally ready to go back into the call process and find a new church.  Then I got back home and my confidence got shot all to hell.  Then my brain starts swirling around: if I don't go back to the parish, what will I do?  What CAN I do?  My brain swirls are not helpful.  They are very responsible for shooting my confidence all to hell.  I've had about 10 people tell me lately that I should think about being a teacher.  As a kid that's the career I was convinced I would have, but now I'm not sure of that either.  Blah.  Does anyone have a job they would like me to do?  Babysit your kids?  Sit on your couch and read?  Help you pick out some awesome shoes?  

To ensure that this post isn't just depressing whining, here is a cute pair of shoes:

Thanks again to the PF for always finding me cute shoes.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go figure out if I can't get my brain to stand still for awhile.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Since Christmas is now long over I can shoe you the projects I was working on while I was in Montana.  There was definitely a green theme.  My parents got new living room furniture last summer, and as Mom's favorite color is green, there's several fun shades of that color.  Her old furniture was blue, tan, and red plaid, so I made her an afghan to match.  That afghan definitely does not go with the new furniture, so I told her I would make her a new one to match her new furniture:

It was a really simple pattern, just double crochet for the entire body and then the fun, lacy border.  I wrapped it up and Mom opened it on Christmas morning, but as she knew I was making it I didn't hide while I was working, just sat in the living room.  I finished the border at the seester's so at least there was a little surprise.

The other project I worked on was another t-shirt rug, this one for SKD.  Her favorite color is ALSO green, so I used all green t-shirts, donated from me, Mom, Dad, the seester, and the brother.  It was a family effort.  I swear every shirt was green, but when I added them to the rug they somehow became every color but green.

Thankfully she likes it, because it turned out a little weirder than I anticipated.  It is currently living in her laundry room, as you can probably tell.  Yeah, I still think it's weird.  Sorry, SKD for making you another weird Christmas gift!

Green crochet projects obviously lead to green crochet shoes:

I think these are baby shoes.  They look like baby shoes, right?  I love the details.

Definitely baby shoes.  How cute is that plaid button?

I want these for summer.  With a fun, bright dress.

Heehee.  These just make me smile.

These are cute, but not with the tights.  They're slippers, so why are they with tights?  Are they supposed to actually be boots?  They still don't go with the tights.

These are definitely slippers.  They would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

I like these?  I keep going back and forth.

Hey look!  You can have matching booties with your baby.  Unless that top pair are really for adults.  I like the matching concept better, though.

The last few days have been busy-ish.  I can't say exactly what has kept me busy enough that I haven't posted, but it seems like I've gotten a lot done.  

Finally I will apologize if this post is completely odd and random, but I've had the monster bitch headache from hell all day and my brain is a little fuzzy.  Time to take the monster bitch to bed.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Random Searching

Sometimes when I can't think of something to post about I start to google random phrases and see what images pop up.  Tonight was one such night.  I was thinking about the day, which started with taking the hubby to the dentist.  For some reason we both thought it was just a scheduled cleaning, but it was really a 3 hour visit for fillings.  Not just any fillings, though.  These had bands that wrapped around 2 teeth and were inserted UNDER the gums.  *Shudder*  My visit was much more enjoyable as I went and got Starbucks and then sat and read in the waiting room.  I definitely got the better deal.  So, my random search tonight was for Starbucks shoes.

Running shoes.  Probably for running off all of the lovely calories in a typical latte.

Interesting.  Might be fun to wear if you were an employee.

These are actually cute.  Green and stripey for all of my green girls!

That search led me to think of my brother's favorite coffee:  Death Wish Coffee.  Yes, he is odd.  They don't have shoes that I saw, but they do have hats, which my brother has and which Double A and The Bean totally covet.  They are odd, too.  Thankfully they aren't allowed to drink this particular coffee.  They're hyper enough.

These are Venti shoes.  Kind of cute, huh?  See what happens when you randomly search?

I can't remember what I'd typed in when this came up.  But it's cute, and I could drink my coffee from it.  Any maybe eat some cupcakes.

Good night.  I must go to bed and have random dreams like always.  Maybe they'll at least be about shoes this time.  Or cupcakes.
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