Shoe shopping was on my menu today, for the first time since last fall. The sandals above are what I bought, after trying on 50+ pairs in three stores. My feet are getting more and more sensitive as I get older. I have to have a flexible polyurethane sole and a soft, absorbent (and non-slippery) foot bed, and Cl*rk's always seem to have just what I need, except a toe-ring. I was hoping for something in bronze or copper, but fake crocodile will have to do. I haven't had a pair of brown shoes in 25 years or more, but now that brown clothing is so common, I decided I needed something to go with all the brown clothes I have amassed in the last 3 years - all 4 pieces. LOL. Have you seen all the gladiator sandals in the stores? I don't like them one bit, especially on anyone my age. They look too much like bondage gear and I can't have that, as Jeff Kay would say. Besides, they look horrible with broken veins, razor nicks and swollen ankles.
Last October, I gave my daughter a gift card to a local spa, hoping she would take the time to get a facial. She doesn't live here, but she's home often enough that she could schedule their services. As I suspected she might, she gave the card back to me and told me to use it. I think I will. That will teach her to give a card back to me, won't it?! I have been wanting a facial - but their web-site touts a foot massage that sounds heavenly. Have you ever had one? It is just as relaxing as if you had a full body massage. What do you think? Should I get the facial (which feels nice, but never changes the way I look) or soothe my tired and aching feet?
My older grandson has to work on a family tree for one of his classes. Since mr. kenju has been doing our geneaology for about ten years, we gave him and his mom most of the info that we have amassed. My daughter called that night and said she had found a whole other branch of my mother's family - at least someone who had many of the same relatives as mom did. I started making a family tree on that site today (myheritage.com), but I haven't gotten far enough along with it to find any new people yet. It could be exciting! Mr. kenju found another whole branch of his family, and some of them live here in NC, in Wilmington. We met them a few years ago, and I think I wrote about it then. It's pretty heady stuff to get into when you find out you had a whole set of people in your family that you knew nothing about. Have you ever discovered something like that? I'd love to hear about it.