My bloggy friend Kellie (who happens to live in romantic spots all over the world- from where she takes lovely photos and sends my kids exotic post cards- but is currently in Alaska) sent me a gift card for Christmas with the express, explicit instructions that it was to be spent entirely on something for me- not for the house, not for the kids, not on any bills. This was hard for me- pretty much everything that filters in right now is allocated before it arrives. But today, with my gift card in hand, and all the kids at their respective schools, I headed to the new Nordstrom Rack that just opened near me.
And I found these. Gasp! (they’re not Louboutins, but another high end brand, and they look just like these) Okay, they were originally several hundred dollars. At the Rack, they had been marked down in half, then in half again. And then today for a special, they were an additional 35% off. Gasp again! And in my size. Oh my… I tried them on. Butter. Oh man, I’m a goner now. I almost wept with joy… soooo pretty. SO frivolous and unnecessary! Seriously, tears, people. Do you know how long its been since I bought something silly and pretty? Something just for me? I don’t remember. I stood there for several minutes arguing with myself about if I should or should not… and I know there will be people who think it was irresponsible. And maybe they’re right. And then I put them in my basket anyway. As soon as I did, a huge smile spread across my face and my heart felt like singing. I haven’t stopped smiling since. Now I just need somewhere to wear them… Thank you Kellie! Really… Thank you.