Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Shoes!

Because my mother is wise in the ways of footwear, I have taken her advice and ordered these:
It was a trial to get them. Usually if I'm going to order shoes, I get them from Zappos, because they have free shipping both ways and it's fast, plus sometimes things are just slightly cheaper, even in season. However, they don't have these, and neither does anyone else. Macys? No yellow in my size. Every other size, sure, but not 6.5. Nordstrom? Nope. Amazon? Sells through Macy's, so no luck. In general I like to try shoes on, not order them online, unless I know what I'm getting into. But, these are apparently selling like hot cakes, and I HAVE to have them, and I will not forgive myself if I wait until I could get somewhere that sells them to try them on. I have a pair Frye boots that fit me quite well so the size is an educated guess, and I'm thinking the buckle makes the length at least slightly adjustable. I decided I really needed to get them yesterday during a symposium, when I realized I was thinking about them instead of about virus evolution. When that happens you are in trouble and it's best to just get out the AmEx and be done with it before you drive yourself crazy. Plus, I haven't been buying any yarn. Or any clothes. Or any shoes. Or even any funky jewelry. So, there you go. I really really really really hope they fit, I'm going to be quite put out if I have to send them back :(


Wow, I just wrote an entire post about shoes. With a record number of unnecessary links...what does that mean? Eek.


I have been knitting. Just this evening at knitting club, Jennifer helped me reseam the shoulders of my bulky cabled vest, and Anne-Marie taught me how to crochet around its edges, so that should be done shortly. Don't hold your collective breath though, because Dave and I are going skiing with some friends this weekend and not much knitting will be accomplished. For the curious, we are going to Silver Star, which is in Eastern (eastern? I can never remember how that works) British Columbia, where the powder snow falls...

Try not to be jealous! Hope it looks like that for us...

I will try to post again, maybe even about knitting, before we go, but no guarantees. You know how I am...

3 comments:

yr secret pal said...

have a great time on the slopes! hopefully when you get home there will be a stylish yellow package waiting on your front doorstep...

Anonymous said...

Emily, Thanks for the shoe affirmatio. love, mom

Anonymous said...

Emily, You need to move beyond Little House on the Prairie. Read The Glass Castle - rivoting memoir. Love, mom