“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Girly Girl - NOT

No one that knows me at all would ever accuse me of being a girly girl.  Friday night - that point was driven home with a sledgehammer.  I. Had. To. Go. Shoe. Shopping.  Oh the horror!

I know a lot of gals like shoe shopping...but if I'm not shopping for new running shoes - it's just a stressful and overly long process.  Husband has a black tie work party tonight, and since my feet grew during pregnancy, I had to get new shoes.  (I did not get a new dress, because I fit into the one from last year, and refuse to buy another dress this size).  I must have looked terribly lost, because this flamboyant salesmen kept asking how I was doing - each time I growled in response.  He persisted until I let him help me.  An hour after I got to the store, I finally had a workable pair of shoes.

Earlier in the day - I had a more enjoyable shopping experience at the Second Sole.  It's another running store in the area.  I had to go in and pick up my team's free Relay Around Columbus hats.  By being one of the first 150 teams to register - we get hats.  Yay us!  Maybe I just liked that shopping trip because they are free?

Now, I'm not a girly girl...but Avery might become one.  Just look at these adorable booties my grandma made her.  I admit, I kept saying that I need more outfits for her to wear these with!
Seriously, Mom.
My good friend Sarah and her husband are babysitting Avery while my husband and I go to the party tonight.  May the baby gods look on them with mercy!  HA!  Avery is crankiest after 6pm.  They take over Avery-duties at 6:45pm.  Good luck!

Before they take over baby duties though...I had Sarah's husband take some pictures of us...here's my favorite:

When was the last time you dressed up for something???

Do you like shopping for shoes?  Or is it just me that thinks it's torture?


  1. I used to like shopping for shoes until I unlearned how to tolerate anything other than a running shoe. I'm totally dreading finding my "I'm too fat to bend over and tie my shoes" shoes. Blerg. Hope Avery slept soundly once we left!

  2. I hate shopping for shoes! My husband is better! I always come up with what he calls the "lesbian shoes." Sorry if that's politically incorrect, but he always says that! I love Avery's booties!

    BTW, New Albany Walking Club gave me $25 to spend at Second Sole! Woohoo!

  3. You look lovely and those shoes are totally cute too! I do not like shoe shopping, but I do love shopping for running stuff, clothes and um...I have an obsession with purses.

    The hats are awesome - I can't wait to follow you guys on that journey! That is going to be totally fun!

    I can see Avery being a girly-girl, but a total athlete too!

  4. I am glad that I am not alone on the "I hate shoe shopping" bus!


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