Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Practical Shoes are for the Birds

So in recent weeks I bought three pairs of shoes.  Two pairs of wedges (black and blue) and a cute pair of tan/light brown kitten heels.  Two of three were predominantly purchased for work, but they're all amenable to out of work situations.  They were super cute, so I was wearing them a lot.

Ouch.  I ended up with very pissed off feet from all of the new shoe excitement, and I've had to take it easy on cute shoes in the last couple of weeks.  Today, for instance, I'm wearing a nice work dress and BLACK FLATS.  Boring!  It's a bummer to not be able to wear the cute shoes, new or old, but I *think* the back of my foot is finally improving, slowly, so I'm going to try to keep it going.  Note to self for future:  ALWAYS put a heel pad or some kind of protector at the back of these shoes, and DO NOT wear excessively!

It's supposed to be 70 today!  Right now it's only 59, but come on, still not bad!  Another nice day part of the day tomorrow and then the crap weather returns in the form of rain and maybe flurries.  :-o  Thursday is supposed to just be really cold and lousy.  AND they're saying there is a chance of winter weather sunday into Monday.  I cannot deal with any more of this!  It's MARCH, weather gods.  Cut us some slack already.

Bluefish is coming over tonight and we're going to Old Town for dinner, specific location yet to be determined.  He's got a couple of ideas that he wants to try, and I'm going to let him choose since they both sound workable to me.  I wanted to do something that would allow us to enjoy the nice weather, so we'll be able to wander before/after dinner in Old Town since it's a scenic area and the waterfront is so pretty.  :-)

There isn't a ton more going on right now.  Just trudging through the work week.  Had my monthly acupuncture appt. last night, which was much needed.  Tomorrow night I'm going to dinner in DC with my ex-H and a friend of his that I've not seen in a couple of years.  Thursday night I may just do the gym and redo my nails, especially since I just bought two new colors.  I'd done shellac manicures two consecutive times in the last couple of months, which was super nice to not have to worry about anything chipping. However, it takes away from my freedom to change colors often, so I'm taking a shellac break!

Friday night I'm doing a happy hour with several former co-workers/friends, and bringing my friend, A, along with me.  It should be a fun evening and I'm looking forward to catching up and having a reasonably relaxed night out.

Random things worthy of mention right now:

** Birchbox:  I subscribe to this monthly box of fun for the low price of $10 each month, and it's SO fun getting a little collection of beauty and makeup items each month.  My most recent box is on its way, and I love wondering what I'll get this time.  In the past some of my favorites have been a couple of different perfume samples, some different lipglosses, lotions, etc.  They also periodically have limited edition boxes you can buy separately, which I did today.  Should get that in a week or so, so that will be more fun!

** Veronica Mars movie:  It's finally opening Friday!  Can't wait to see it and I'm hoping to either see it with my friend, A or to just go see it solo.  Super excited as I adored that show and am looking forward to having it back in movie form!  Go Logan! ;-)

** Divergent:  Yeah, it's a YA book turned movie.  No, I didn't read the book series.  But I will admit I kind of want to see the movie, and the soundtrack is awesome.  Bought it this morning, listening to it on repeat now, skipping around to my newly discovered favorites.  So far favorite song is "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid.  It will be amazing to listen to while driving at too high of volumes.  ;-)

** Girls, the TV show.  Loving this season, though I haven't watched Sunday's episode yet.  Definitely need a night/weekend to catch up on DVR!  I don't care what anyone says about Lena Dunham, I love her and think she's very talented.

That's all I've got for now.  :-)


  1. I love my Birchbox subscription! Have you gotten any fun nail polishes in it yet?
    Divergent. I'm reading the third book in the triology now. Super fast reads, much like the Hunger Games, which I don't know if you read but I would guess you did...or at least saw the first two movies. :)

    1. I think I only got one polish and it admittedly looked a bit gimmicky to me! I'm in love with a lot of the stuff I get in those boxes, though, so it's totally worth it!

      I loved The Hunger Games, read those years ago and saw the movies, of course. May have to eventually read the Divergent books!

  2. Divergent was great, the second (Insurgent) was so-so, and then Allegiant was just the worst :( My opinion, of course! I do want to see the movie though, I love Kate Winslet.

    1. Hmm, good to know! I may at least try to read Divergent.

  3. I'm waiting till Girls is completely done and then I'll watch it all marathon style. I've seen the previews for Divergent, but I'm kinda iffy on it, let us know how it goes!

  4. I don't get the Lena Dunham hate train at all. I've loved her from day 1 - she's so honest and she seriously cracks me up!