Friday, August 28, 2009
Put My New Shoes On . . .
Perhaps what I like best about my boyfriend jeans is how easy it is to wear them with flats. So much so that I decided I needed another cute pair -- my leopard-print ones have some obvious limitations that even the pattern-mixing lessons I've picked up from Karen won't overcome. I looked at sensible black ones, but even in patent they're still sensible black, right? But these rich purple ones read as black under most light conditions, then flash their surprise for a bit of spirit lifting. Yes, I could do without Mr. Kors' monogram on my shoe, but I decided I could live with it. Very enthusiastic daughter #3 helped me decide -- I'm glad she takes a larger shoe size than I do as she liked these very much. (They won out over a pair of purple Miss Sixtys and some fabulously electric blue suede Cole Haans with that great Nike Air technology.)
They did very well on a test walk last night to Gyoza King -- mmmmm prawn gyozas. Mmmmm pork vegetable gyozas, Mmmmmm kimchi chahan (kimchi fried rice). Gyozak King is the very best. Daughter #3 ordered some perfect little deep-fried baby octopus -- so yummy, but almost too cute to eat. Almost. Sapporo Beer, the big bottles, shared. Good stuff.
Today, I'm going to get a quick run in and then head out to visit my mom, if she's home. She feels so lonely, she says, in the house now that my sister's family have moved into their own place. She's always been an introvert, hasn't done the work to build and sustain a network of friends and is starting to see the consequences. She's hoping a move to an apartment closer to amenities -- library, park, shopping, community centre -- will help, and I hope so too. Meanwhile, I do what I can when I'm in town, which isn't much, and she gets deluged with family visiting on the weekend. It's those long, lonely weekdays . . . I'm taking notes, I tell you, but I wonder what 78 will be like for me.
Hmmm, from shoes to morose contemplation all in one post. Better go run, get some endorphins happening and get this day on the way. Hope yours goes well!