well, i haven't posted my "regular" posts this week, and here's what's partially responsible:
yesterday i had a 5mm neuroma excised from my left foot. earlier in the week i was trying to get stuff done so it wouldn't be so bad to be immobile for a few days. i'm much less mobile than i expected - i'm pretty much bedbound today and tomorrow, too. lots of icepacks and vicodin. to say i'm bored and irritable would be correct. fortunately M has been taking good care of me, though he did make me eat a healthy lunch today instead of grazing on seven layer dip and chips. he did let me have peanut butter and choco ice cream after, though. he's also as i type on his way to pick up some work files for me so i can get in some billable hours instead of just lying here thinking about how much my foot freaking itches!
on monday, these arrived in the mail:
needless to say i won't be wearing them anytime soon! i have to wear the "special shoe" for two weeks then lace-ups for 6-8 weeks after that. but then i'm wearing these!
all of you that know me IRL know that i'm a pretty frugal person. i've never understood those friends and one of my sisters-in-law who spend hundreds of dollars on a single pair of shoes. well, these shoes (by Costume National) retailed for $600 (gasp.). i paid under $200, which for me is still WAY more than i usually pay for shoes. i think i only have one pair of boots that cost near that amount. anyway, i saw these online, and they were perfect to go with a particular dress, and they looked so much nicer than the other possibilities, so i ordered them, along with some others to try. the others are going back. these are freaking incredible shoes! not that i'm going to start buying $600 shoes all of the time, but i can certainly tell a difference both in comfort level and in quality.
okay. enough about shoes. except to say that i continued this trend today when i ordered new winter boots. it's better to buy after-season when things are on sale and/or clearance. and i needed to replace two pair. so i ordered three pair. yes, i CAN do the math. i'm blaming it on the vicodin (see above). i got all three pair for right around the retail price on the corso como boots, which was $325. but my two pairs i'm replacing were 10 and 5 years old, respectively, and these should likely last even longer because they're better quality.
david tate - valentine
bruno magli haialle
corso como quaint