September 11, 2007

Something is in the Air.

I stepped outside today and felt something really strange. It was a sensation that I have not had in a long time, so I was completely taken aback by it.

I felt a COOL, DRY (!) breeze gently blowing against my skin. And I felt cold.

Fall showed up today. And I pray that it stays for a long, long while. Instantly after stepping outside today, I had a strong urge to go buy a pumpkin. And drink apple cider. As a compromise, I brought out my Body Shop Cranberry Home Fragrance Oil, and heated some up so my house would smell like Fall incarnate. I opened windows. And, my neighbor and I grabbed the kiddos and headed to the park down the street where Ezra displayed his mad skillz by repeatedly going down the slide with his eyes closed. What pizazz!

I feel so happy today, because I know that an end to the humid, heat-soaked days is in my sights...




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Last night, after Ezra went to bed, Chris and I started working on background vocals for Joel's latest album that they just recorded in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago. We decided that the occasion called for some diva shots.





We were convinced of our hilarity. Absolutely CONVINCED. Although, now, looking back after a good night's sleep, perhaps we were mistaken?

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In other news, I finally spent my online Target gift card that my brother and his wife got me for my 25th b-day. I got these two things:




A chocolate brown duvet cover, and a pair of shoes.

I am so excited to get them in the mail. And, can I just say, I have NO idea what has come over me lately as far as shoes are concerned? I have NEVER EVER EVER been a "shoe girl". The extent of my interest in shoes used to be that I would replace my cheapy flipflops with another pair of cheapy flipflops after they disintegrated off of my feet. I never cared much about shoes. So, what's with the sudden shoe fascination?! I don't usually have a whole lot of extra cash to actually buy shoes, but I LOVE to look at them and imagine buying them- I love to imagine strutting around town with them hugging my feet.

I feel like I talk about shoes on this blog almost as much as I talk about diet coke. Has it really come to this?

Is this merely a rite of passage that all women must go through in order to reach true adulthood? Is it really true that ALL WOMEN love shoes? I never used to believe it. But now, I'm not so sure.

I never thought I'd say it. But, I love shoes. They make me weak in the knees! (some of the taller varieties, quite literally.)

4 comments:

Court said...

You are NOT mistaken. Those pics are def hilarious! Love the pics of the kiddos too.

Jeninacide said...

Umm I think I really want those shoes now. I guess we DO all love shoes! And candy... I want some candy..

Scott and Lorie said...

Yeah I've never been much of a shoe girl either, but I've been on a totaly shoe kick as well lately.

It must be a phase, a fab-tabulous shoe phase=)

Tara Jones said...

um. i love shoes. i have always loved shoes. and as much as i don't WANT to love shoes....i do. i. can't. help. myself.
p.s. i really want a pair of kickin' wellies from target this year! so fab! (even though we get a collective 2 weeks of rain out here:)