Wednesday, April 30, 2014


These shoes SERIOUSLY need to come with a box of band aids!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Temperature's Rising!

Havin' a heat wave! A tropical heat wave...!  (That tune is going round and round in my head...thanks Marilyn M!)

And no one is immune...

And now to go pick out some weather appropriate shoes...!

Friday, April 25, 2014

How to Keep the Dog Busy

When it's raining cats and Jacks and you just can't get yourself to take him for a walk:

Because he was sad:

But who are we kidding what he REALLY wants is a walk but you know Jack sometimes life is hard and you can't always have exactly what you want exactly when you want it.

Ok, case in point:

So yes I bought these.  But as I'm not spending this year (ahem) but I just can't say no to myself (my favorite quality/hmm really should work on that, tomorrow) I waited too long and they sold out in my size so I ordered the half size smaller (last pair in the known universe apparently) and dang it if they aren't just a scosh small and while I'll do a lot for a pair of shoes I won't lose a toe for 'em.  

Return To Sender.

So, NOW I have to wait til I can find them in my size somewhere in the Western Hemisphere (where I can get free shipping).   Waiting, waiting...

See what I mean, Jack?

Sometimes you just have to wait for an all's well that ends well...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Should she or shouldn't she? (Warning: naming names here)

So today I wore these new shoes (Ash, and if you get 'em here's a word to the wise...they run small!!!), and my friend Deb oohed and ahhed and asked for the details which I readily spilled and she said but don't worry I won't get the same color and I replied: but you should!   And she said well she just might! (Ok paraphrasing here...)

So we agreed, the more the merrier!  I love it when my friends and I show up wearing the same things!   I mean if it's good once it's good at least twice!!!

Which is good because Suzy, Pat and I have that same HM Marni coat, Pat and I have too many shoes and coats in common (hazards of too much shopping together!), Erica has that huge mohair coat in grey that Pat and I both have in pink...

You catch my drift.  She should!

Monday, April 21, 2014

What's better after a long day than

Watching your favorite player on your favorite team get on first and then steal second?


You Go Coco!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter! But...

Don't you hate it when your (blogging/whatever yours is) mojo goes on the fritz on a holiday and the stores are all closed so you can't go out and get a new one?

So, until I can get to the store or get the repairman out to the house, please enjoy these Easter candids!

Fancy orchid flowers from our friend Mona who grew them in her garden!  Seriously, can you really do that?

And Jack in the middle of things...because, what's new?

So however you spent this holiday, I hope it was healthy and happy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Baby!

Three years ago today Jack came into the world.  And while it did take him a few tries to find the right family, he persevered and eventually landed jelly side up, as me dear ole dad would say!

Jack, 4 months old, first day at the house:

Jack, today, 3 years old:

Hmm, did the couch get smaller?

ANYHOO, this is truly an all's well that ends well!

Oh and P.S.: you are never too big to enjoy a fuzzy squeak toy for your birthday!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Time to get a little pep back in my step

So as of today, going gluten free AND on the anti inflammatory diet.  Blah.

Is there a pic that can truly communicate what a food snooze this will be?


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Oh, and let's not let the day pass

Without a big Happy Birthday shout out to my Number One Enabler!

Why happy birthday Mr. President!

Puppy Selfies

File this under 'things I do while waiting for the new shoes to arrive':

Sometimes I think this blog should be titled Jack, Jack and more Jack...

Fortunately, the new shoes should arrive tomorrow and we can get back to the business at hand!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


And the good news is it looks like my mom is going to be around for a bunch more years of shoe shopping with me!!!!!

That was a bit of a "Burma" shave, but around here we call it an all's well that ends well!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

When pretty good is good enough

And maybe better than that:

I REALLY want these:

But I just ordered these:

Because the former requires a tall stack of scratch and the latter (Ash) required a tiny stack of scratch (more like the loose change in the cracks between the couch pillows) less Frenz & Fambly of 20% + free shipping and oh right I almost forgot my other/better half handed over his cc for me to get 'em.

Moral to the story: marriage is good!

Oh and let's not kid ourselves the former are still in the shopping cart in case they go on sale!

THIS is what we call an all's well that ends well!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hold the phone, we have an update...

Hey, we won!

It was late, it went long and it wasn't pretty, but Coco hit a walk off home run bottom of the 12th!

With the obligatory Reddick pie in the face to follow:

Editor's note: from now until the end of October this blog will be subtitled: As Long as I Can Still Watch Baseball!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

What do you do when

you don't have any new shoes to show off, you can't figure out your French homework and your team is losing?