There is no order or reason to this post. Just thought I'd be upfront about it. The picture above was taken in a brief non-raining moment, on top of my mountain, above one of the many little lakes that I drive past. There were two rainbows - you can see the other, fainter rainbow to the right.
Sometimes, no matter how frugal, tight, miserly, and cheap that I am, it pays to pay out. I would rather shop in friends' closets than in the store. And I have been mighty lucky in that respect, over the years. However, even though this largess often included shoes of a quality and price that prickled my shoe envy something fierce, gently used shoes are not good for my over used feet. Gritting my teeth and clutching my new Etsy wallet tight against my chest, I parted with a great deal of money (for me) and bought a brand-spanking new pair of Dansko shoes. And not even my usual serviceable, boring but comfortable clogs. These are fancy! And they have heels! I thought I'd have a nosebleed there for a while, but I rallied and regained my balance and poise. Looks like charm school wasn't a total waste...and these babies are comfortable!
Under the "and they wonder why I'm single" category: The building superintendent at my office building has been flirting with me for years. While I appreciate the attention and the fact that he can do all kinds of useful handyman-type things, I don't flirt back. A couple of days ago, he swaggered into my office and led off with one of his usual lines: "I bet it's nice and quiet on the farm. Let's go find out." Then he added, "You know, we could have some fun, being as we are around the same age and all." I then told him my age. Which is three years older than he is. He jerked back as if I had hit him and said, "WHOA!" Then made some weak comment and beat a hasty retreat. Today he was back and said we could "still have fun." I told him I thought he was probably a really nice guy and lots of laughs, but I was looking for someone less shallow.
I am always so happy to go home to my dogs.