Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Argh, Shopping!!!

I haven't been a fan of shopping lately. The only place that has been fun for me is, sadly, Walgreens. Weird, I know. That's where I got all of Kyra's birthday gifts this year. Again, weird, I know. (Birthday post, coming soon) Walgreens is where I pick up my photos and venture down the school supply isle each time. Ah, school supplies. "Don't you just love New York in the Fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. If I knew your name and address I'd send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils..." School supplies gives me hope that there is an end to the summer.

Now, I'm going to attempt Good Will. After psyching myself into it on several occasions, and listening to several women regale me with their good finds and cheap prices, I'm gonna try. Plus, I have a few bags of goods to give them so I can get that coupon for a discount. Wish me luck, the last time I went was for Halloween.

But what about shoes?! I'm seriously in a depressed funk about shoes. I refuse to buy shoes at a second hand store. Rubber rain boots for Tasha, or the pair of skates that she wears once in a blue moon, fine, but not everyday shoes that we're going to sweat in and somebody else has sweated in. Yick. Foot fungus anyone?! (and that politically incorrect line from Bend it Like Beckom comes to mind. What it is A?! That makes me laugh.) I don't even want Kyra wearing my shoes unless they are something like sandals to take out the trash.

But the real issue I have with my shoe funk is that I've probably only bought church shoes at one store in the past 5 years. In fact, it was almost a tradition for me to stop at Mervyn's after the women's conference each fall to see what they had. Mervyn's always had shoes that fit comfortably without even needing breaking in. But alas, my Mervyn's is gone and "they're probably going to put in something really depressing, like a Baby Gap". Oh wait, I'd like a Baby Gap. Instead they're putting in...a...WALMART. Now that's really depressing. I'm gonna go cry now, into my lone pair of black church shoes that don't fit my fat pregnant feet very well anymore...


mamamuniz said...

I am totally sad abour Mervyn's too! We probably got 90% of our shoes there and 70% of our clothes, and now WalMart???? I haven't shopped at a WalMart for 3 years. Yuck!

April said...

"Get your lesbian feet out of my shoes!!!"