Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tropical Island: No Shoes Required

I was going to write this whole post about shoes and how I hate to buy them. No, really, I hate shoe shopping. It has gotten better now that I have a brand I stick to (Merrill) but it is still often frustrating. You have to find a shoe you like, you have to find it in your size, you have to convince the salesman that no, really you want your correct size, and you often have to wade through random substitutions that the salesman brings you.

Anyway, I hate it so much that I put it off for months and months until all my shoes are worn out and I can't put it off any longer.  Then I have no choice but to drag my happy ass out and buy a bunch of shoes and wouldn't it be nice if you could just buy shoes that fit off the internet?....
And that's where I decided I can't write that post because duh, you can buy shoes that fit off the internet. In fact, that is where the ones on my feet right now came from. Apparently some old habits die very, very hard.

I'm telling you though, if something happens to that internet thing, I'm totally moving to a remote tropical island where shoes are not necessary.

The Fine Print: I have a friend who swears you can tell a lot from a person by their shoes. Mine say I was expensive, but now I'm well used, worn out and scuffed. Stamp by Stampendous colored with cheap grocery store markers, designer paper by Paper Salon, other stuff from my stash.

9 comments:

Bernice said...

LOL - I have found that although we like the same kind of workdesks we are total opposites with regard to shoes!! I absolutely LOVE buying shoes! (and bags!) - almost as much as crafty stuff.

Carol L said...

No shoes required - my kind of card as I'm always barefoot around the house. I too hate shoe shopping - I'd rather wear slippers all the time if I could :) Fun card with all the sea horses working the background!

Maxine D said...

Love your card Princess J - It's a wee bit more tropical that us, but you could live here and be barefooted 8 months of the year :-)
I hear you about the shoe shopping - I am barefoot as much as I can be, partially because I have great difficulty buying shoes that fit, let alone ones that I like!!
Blessings
Maxine

LesleyG said...

I TOEtally agree! I'd go barefoot all the time......wish I could transport myself to your tropical isand.....xxx

SARN said...

Brilliant card.

I hear you Sistah . . . I hate shoe shopping too. SOOOO pleased I'm not alone, because quite often, other girls look at me strangely when I say I don't like shoe shopping! When I find a pair I like I normally buy TWO pairs to save me going shopping again any earlier than I have to! xxx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Judy, such a lovely scene and great papers.
Pauline
x

Bad Kitty said...

great card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Bonnie said...

I'm with you PJ. I hate buying shoes and so sick of buying some and they don't feel good when I wear them for a while. Barefoot is great with me and occasionally some flip flops to keep from stepping on a stone or slug. Love your tropical island. Wish I could go there.....

Greta said...

Great plan to have--just in case--haha! Lovely card, Judy!