Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Booster Shot.

It snowed yesterday. It's October. This is unacceptable weather behavior in my estimation. I spent most of the morning and afternoon feeling rather blah. You know what I mean? Just BLAH!

I made pumpkin crisp. Eh, that wasn't what I needed. Listened to Brooke Fraser, and that perked me up a bit because she is simply divine. (You must listen to her "Live at the Aotea, Auckland, New Zealand" album. It's too beautiful for this world.) And then I had to fold clothes, as well as iron, for a good three hours. Yeah...blah again.

My mood completely mirrored the gray and foggy sky. I refused to feel sorry for myself, but I will admit that I was heading in that direction. Then UPS dropped off a package. I tore into the box and dug out these:

Nothing like a bit of vanity to boost my self-esteem! These sassy and classy Manolo-lookalikes were less than $20. Let me repeat that, y'all...less than $20!

I love cheap thrills. I love fabulous heels. And this particular pair happens to be comfortable! Oh, it makes me happy.

Today I'm going to wear these shoes while I do the dishes...fold more laundry...play Polly Pockets with Caroline...let Libbey read to me after school...and I'll even wear 'em to bed. (Scott will love that, of course. Ahem.) I'm gonna wear them because it's Wednesday. Because it's no longer snowing. And because I can. It's for the good of my feet and the benefit of my state of mind. We're all the better for it.


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*Here's the winner of yesterday's MommyGossip--GNO giveaway, according to Random.org:
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:18
Timestamp: 2008-10-29 04:41:39 UTC


Number 18 is Brandy, from I'm Not Your Average Soccer Mom!!! Congrats, Brandy--I'll send your Twilight goodies right away!

52 comments:

Jennifer P. said...

Let's share shoes, shall we?! :)

I talk a good shoe game--but I'm a bargain hunter too. No Louboutins or Choos or much anything fancier than Nine West! I'll only drop more than a hundred bucks for running shoes or hiking boots. Still---your shoes prove that cheap can still be super pretty :)!

Hope those Polly Pockets appreciated purple peep toes!

Trish said...

Those are sassy hot!

Bummer about the snow.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Your bummed about the snow there and I'm bummed that it's flippin HOT here and I have to run the air still.

I ain't puttin heels on though.

Hope tomorrow's a better day fo ya!

JourneytoFamily said...

Gorgeous shoes!!! And stop rubbing it in about the snow! (well, actually, you can keep the snow... but just blow a little of the cold weather our way, please!!!)

Jori-O said...

Gorgeous shoes! Where did you get them?? Do share!

And I'm with Tatooed mom up there---still running the air here too. =(

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oooh, pretty. I have never worn shoes like that. Maybe I should start....

Julie said...

really snow? I am also originally from VA but near Debbie and in VA Beach... so we didn't see much snow there...but that is a bit too early... wow. Hope the shoes were comfortable while you were sleeping last night ;)

Ms Sherry said...

Love, Love the shoes!!!! Absolutely gorgeous but no where did I say you say....I'm going to wear these shoes to library school for Caroline's Halloween party. :)See ya in a couple of hours.

Heather said...

When I talked to my grandma yesterday, she told me it had snowed (and they had lost power) over in Boone, NC. I wondered if y'all had gotten some of the white stuff, as well.

Sorry to hear the answer is yes. Isabel is praying for some snow here. I tell her to bite her tongue. No snow until November, preferably December, if I have anything to say about it.

Did you have a good time with your GNO? What a great idea!

Only 9 more days...

heathersister said...

Dear one, you just need some sister fun and lovin' from Heather and Michelle. It better not freakin' snow next weekend, I am already have a panic attack!

Have fun playing with your new shoes you hot mama you.

CaraBee said...

No snow here, but plenty of overcast blahsy weather. Maybe I should get a new pair of shoes. I haven't purchased a pair of heels (all flats lately) in about 2 years! I am WAY overdue.

Brandy said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I cannot believe I won...I'm doing a happy dance in my office right now. Thank goodness no one else is here! And I'm not wearing those fabulous heels. Instead I'm wearing my sassy new cowboy boots.

Thank you! Woooooooooooooooooo!

momof3crazykids said...

Great shoes. I wish I could wear that color. Maybe I could.
I also love to get a good deal. The most I have payed for a pair of shoes was $90 for some Born sandals.

Kelly said...

go you, in your purple heels. yeah, it's weeeeeirdly cold for october. cut it out already.

Angie's Spot said...

Congrats to Brandy on the win!!

And those shoes ARE divine! I need to find a comfy pair of heels that I can do housework in. Maybe that would spur me to actually do something around here besides watch t.v. and eat Oreos. Sigh.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

It snowed here too. We walked outside and Essie said "Mom, did we bring this from Minnesota?" And according to everyone around here, apparently the snow WAS my fault... so... I apologize....

Vicki said...

Ooh girl! I wanna go to your doctor! Oh...wait...that definitely doesn't sound right. I'm making a reference to the title of the post. Oh forget it. I love shoes and those shoes rock.

sassy stephanie said...

Ok, I think I read through this like 12 times and can't find where you got these FABULOSO shoes. You are holding out on me girl. Those are gonna look BANGIN with my True Religies.

Ashley said...

YUMM! Fill us in on where to find such good bargains!!

Mama Dawg said...

I would wear those all the time, too. Even when taking Max out to go poopy.

Eudea-Mamia said...

THE definition of FMPs - love them!

Good for you, and good for your marriage.

Sorry about the snow.

Em

Kate Lord Brown said...

Lula, you're a woman after my own heart! Lovely, beautiful looking blog you have here. See you at Mommy Gossip GNO if I can figure out the time difference! - best wishes!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Go you, you sexy mama!!!!! My hubby totally appreciates a lady wearing shoes like that around the, ahem, house. I didn't say me, just a lady............

Sorry you were feeling blah. It happens but it's good you snapped yourself out!!!!!! We should all have a good go to thing for snapping us out of a mood.

Amy said...

Lovely shoes! I can. not. wear. heels! I am tall, not to mention, very clumsy. Nuf said

I think you should wear them to buy groceries too :D

Laura said...

Love the shoes! They are my favorite color!! What a good find!

Twilight give-way?! How did I miss out on that??

Blissful Babe said...

Ah stink.
Well, Congrats, Brandi! Happy reading!

Fabulicious shoes!!!

And yes, it is too stinkin' cold for this time of year! Nearly feels like winter!

Good thing I like the cold. But I will be SOOOO sick of it, come January.

KimmyJ said...

Those shoe are gorg!!! Where did you find that deal? Spill is SITSta!

Kimberly said...

he he he

It snowed in Virginia but not in Michigan. I think I will write a song.

I absolutely LOVE those pumps! My husband would pass out from joy if I wore them while doing the dishes. He has a fetish about that.

Becky said...

I bet you looked SEXY HOT doin them dishes in them heels!!

When I am blue, I take myself to Target, and everthing seems to get better!! (except for my credit card...because I can't walk out of that place without spending 100 bucks at least, every stinkin time!)

Swirl Girl said...

The shoes are HOT! I am only slightly embarrassed to admit I am imagining you in the shoes doing housework....oooh La La, Lula!

Shannon said...

Well, so much for you rigging the giveaway...

Oh, well. Congrats to Brandy.


So where did you find the sweet deal on the gorgeous shoes????

Gina said...

Those are certainly purple. I might even like them if i was a heels type of gal- but I'm not, so your shoes are safe.

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE those shoes!

And thanks for being a great GNO hostess last night!

scargosun said...

They are SWEET! I think it's a great idea to wear shoes to make you happy.

manic mariah said...

Busy night last night on twitter? I was following along whenever my mom wasn't looking. LOVE the shoes, and yes you should wear them to bed

manic mariah said...

Busy night last night on twitter? I was following along whenever my mom wasn't looking. LOVE the shoes, and yes you should wear them to bed

Marrdy said...

Move to Utah...it's going to be 70 until Saturday. Sorry about the snow but those are some lovely shoes.

Tiffany T said...

Those are frickin awesome! Nothing like a good pair of heels to lift s girls spirit! But, before I come through the snow and break into your house to take them, tell me where you go them??! (are you abotu an 8.5-9 by chance??)

GNO Gals, Jyl and Carissa said...

Holy Crap you Rock. Are you taking the day off after last night's GNO!

Am jealous of the giveaway winner, that sooo would have helped me with my ambivalence!

Sorry about the snow and the flu shots? What the heck is pumpkin crisp?

Red pumps eh? like I said. you rock.

Carissa @mommygossip-GNO

ParentingPink said...

Fabulous heels! Love 'em!

angie said...

Where did you get those goodies for under $20?

WOW. It's almost 100 here today, and you get snow. Go figure.

Jen said...

I want those shoes! Pregnancy made my feet so wide that the only thing that will fit my feet is the box that those shoes came it. They are just so funny and sexy and happy. As for wearing them to bed...well, I am guessing some one will wake up with a smile. ;)

MarciaBrady said...

Hi Lula. You don't know me, but Heather told me I should check your blog out. And, I'm glad I did. I love what you have to say.

By the way, LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes. Purple is my favorite color!! I usually don't wear heels, one b/c I'm almost 5'11 and two, I usually don't go anywhere to wear them. So, enjoy!!!

Marcia Brady

Kim said...

There is absolutely no way those shoes are comfortable! My feet would die! They would beg to be amputated if I just tried them on! I guess when you get old like me you have to start wearing old lady ugly shoes!

Amy said...

Shoes are the most fun.
I can't believe it was snowing. It was freezing here. It's not time yet.

Kat said...

You know they don't make cute shoes. And especially not FMPs for people like me. With Fred Flintstone feet. I need to repeat the mantra..."I'm too sexy for my crocs...I'm too sexy for my birks..."

Tiffany said...

Where did you get the shoes.. did I miss that? I know ups brought them.. but who did you pay for the purple goodness?

Rhea said...

Those are gorgeous. Where did you buy them? The color, oh my god, the color. I love it. Purple is beautiful.

You rock. I can't believe it snowed already though. wow.

Carrie said...

C'mon! Spill the goods on where you got the shoes, dangit!

Carrie said...

C'mon! Spill the goods on where you got the shoes, dangit!

Britt said...

I had a comment ... then I got sidetracked by Kat's comment .. and mine was lost amidst giggles .. so, um ...

Hi?

* TONYA * said...

Less than $20. Jealous. Are you not going to fill us in on where you purchased them???????

I'm always after a good shoe bargain.

Hence my $5 Marshall's score which were worn yesterday :)