A productive day today! I had a hair appointment in the AM – which is almost always a disappointment 😦 . I’m used to that, so I digress. This was followed by a doctor’s appointment – also a place I would rather avoid. So far not so good, right?
My goal today was to go shoe shopping…..ewww gross! I typically dislike shopping (except grocery shopping). I tolerate clothes shopping occasionally, but shoe shopping is always annoying. I’ve blogged about my Achilles injury before. So I’m desperate for a pair of shoes without a back so my Achilles won’t touch the shoe while I’m walking (Trust me, I’ve thought of cutting out the back of my current shoes to avoid this shopping ordeal).
When I got to the mall, there was an Earth Month event…..free stuff??? Oh yes, count me in!! They were giving out free Brita pitchers and Majesta paper towels! A line-up was expected, but who cares 😀 ?
Time to actually ENTER the mall. I was distracted by everything – bulk barn, some health food stores, jewelery. Even in shoe stores, I was looking at their jewelery. Their shoes….blah! 🙄
After 3 hours of walking around, my feet & Achilles were aching. I had enough. I know there’s a pair of shoes at Mark’s Warehouse I saw last Christmas that might be appropriate. It’s not in this mall, but at an outlet mall near my house. I’m out of here!!
Before leaving the mall for Mark’s, I picked up some goodies to munch on in the car :D. I was hungry! I bought a can of Grace unsweetened coconut water and a box of Blue Diamond Nut-Thins from Bulk Barn. I’ve never tried the latter, but I love Blue Diamond’s Almond Breeze. I can’t go wrong with this brand!! It was on sale too, 25% off!
I also bought a jar of Sunflower Seed Butter at a health food store. Now THIS is fun shopping!!
I didn’t know the exact location of Mark’s Warehouse within the outlet. I decided to just park anywhere & walk around. I wanted to give up as soon as I got out of the car. Luckily, I parked right in front of the SoftMoc store. Their display of Birkenstock shoes caught my attention. I’ve always wanted a pair of Birkenstock sandals, but they are so expensive! Today my impulsiveness kicked in…..I’m tired, I just want a flippin’ pair of shoes!!! I really wanted their sandals, but I know I can’t wear them at work. So I opted for their clogs.
They were expensive & way over my budget. But as a person who hates shoe shopping, I wear all my shoes until they literally fall apart & are beyond repair. I can give some examples:
- My old winter boots: I wore them through an entire winter with a broken zipper
- My current work shoes: The soles had holes in them & water can seep in. My dad filled the holes with some rubbery stuff. That was at least 3 yrs ago. I’m still wearing them right now.
- My old running shoes: Holes on the fabric. My socks would get soaked on a rainy day.
I figure it’s time to treat my feet nicely for once.