Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bye Bye Ugly Shoes

A few years ago I went into Kohl's which is a store I normally don't enjoy shopping at, I don't know why I don't like shopping there, I just don't. However, that day I found a lovely pair of black slip on shoes for $3 or $4. I tried to tell myself the huge rubbery looking heals looked like a wedge, but I'm out of denial now and realize now that they were as orthopedic looking as anything you ever laid your eyes on.

Well, I flyladied them a couple weeks ago. And you know what happened? Friends and family gave shouts of joy and knew exactly what pair of black shoes I threw away (Becke' & Mom!). There is no telling how long they had prayed for me to see the fashion errors of my ways, they are the patient praying types, we'll just wait and see God work. God was teaching them his timing, because it took years for me to part with the black rubber monstrosities. And God was teaching me about the Footprints poem. OK, really I don't know what that poem is about. I just know it comes on Oak Plaquard's, always has a gold and opalescense background, and can be found in any elderly person's house somewhere.

My Mamaw Nicholson used to have a great plaquard hanging in her bathroom. It said, "If you sprinkle when you tinkle be a sweetie and wipe the seatie." I guess with 5 boys and 1 girl you have to have stuff like that hanging on your bathroom wall.

Goodbye shoes. You were so comfortable and I wanted to wear you today because it was cold.


Jenny said...

That story is so me! I am sooo cheap and buy things for under $5.00 all the time knowing that it's not really even that cute but I feel so good because it's cheap. Then eventually I end up throwing it out. My cousin Amy always makes fun of me.

We didn't go to church today... we're losers. Actually, we DIDN'T sleep hardly at all last night. Something was stuck in our heat/air unit outside and it sounded like someone was outside our window with a freight train whistle.

Beck said...

Did you see my tag? Get to work woman! Just teasing. I am learning that if I pray hard and long enough, God answers me just to get me off his back! (Being silly) Whoo-Hoo...we should celebrate the disposal of the SAS shoes!