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Seasons change: A slice of life story

27 Oct

Kicking aside the leaves in my flip-flops earlier this week, I came to an important decision: I needed new slippers. I’d replaced my ratty old slippers with flip-flops during the July heatwave.

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But the dry leaves in the yard, coupled with the promise of rain on the weekend sent me to the store in search of new slippers. I usually go someplace like Target and get boys plaid slippers, but here were none to be had in the store I went to Sunday. I like one stop shopping and I’d gone to get groceries, and by gum, I was getting slippers, especially since the rain Sunday morning was torrential.

I looked at all the options and settled on a nice pair of Isotoners that just happened to be on sale.  Yeah me!

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And so, the great autumnal transformation has happened.

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Bring it on!

My summer footwear dilemma – a Slice of Life Story

7 Jul

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For me, footwear is pretty black & white: I either wear shoes and socks, or I go barefoot. There are a few exceptions. I have Birkenstocks, but usually wear them with socks. Yup.  I have a pair of heelless mules for dress up.  And I have a pair of old lined Crocs that I consider my slippers. During the summer, I am usually barefoot in the house. As we go into day 8 of our heat wave, I have encountered a footwear dilemma.

I have been limiting the girls’ walks. We take an early morning walk, but after that, I take them outside for brief potty breaks. Normally, I put on my slippers to do this. But, my slippers are too warm these days. I don’t like to be barefoot during a potty break, just in case. Putting on shoes & socks is a lot of work for a brief stint outside. So, I came to the conclusion I needed flip-flops.

So, I bought a pair. I decided to get this cute pair.

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But, I don’t really like walking in them.They are comfortable enough, but I tend to curl my toes while I walk to keep them from falling off. This makes going down steps a little tricky. I’m not sure why I am so inept at walking in flip-flops. It shouldn’t be this hard, should it? I don’t wear high heels because I never really learned to walk in them, but I used to walk easily in flip-flops. What happened to me? Maybe it is just lack of practice. As the heat wave rolls on I hope I will become more adept.

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