Friday, November 2, 2012

Paris Shoes for Different Weekends . . .



We're off to Vancouver this afternoon AFTER a yoga class together in town and AFTER my appointment with my hairdresser. We've got tickets to what promises to be a brilliant house concert -- a very good string quartet playing in the home of friends. Then tomorrow, my sister is hosting a baby shower for my daughter -- another event that promises to bring much joy.

Interfering with all the happy stuff is the reality that I have picked up about 100 assignments in the last few days, all at least 800 words long, and all of which I feel some pressure to get back quickly so that students have the feedback they need to apply to their next piece of writing. If there were any time on the horizon, I'd book the massage appointment now -- my shoulders are already cringing at the sight of the stack on the table.

So I'm just going to leave you with this photo of a fantastic shoe (above) in the Walter Steiger window in Paris last May. And then admit that these are more my humbled speed for now (also in a Paris window, beautiful in their own mellower way):
Have a lovely weekend, wherever you're at on the Busy-ness Scale!

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  1. Yet another busy weekend! Just reading all that´s going to take place, gets me exhausted.
    I hope you enjoyed the hairdresser for every cent you paid for it, and that the concert was something special.
    Great that your sister is in charge of the baby shower, a small brake of great fun before the work waiting..
    Had I the shoes in the top picture, I´d place them in a display case as well - to be seen, not touched.
    Weekend greetings!

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    1. Yes, Mette, my visit with the stylist was great and the concert really was special.
      And I agree, those (very expensive!) shoes are better to look at than to even imagine wearing!
      Hope you had a lovely weekend.

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  2. So much going on. I can see where the shoes in the second photo would be more appropriate - you can move faster in them!
    Enjoy!

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    1. Yes! They can double as sneakers AND as slippers, when I get a moment to sit and relax. ;-)

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  3. All of these shoes affect my heart rate. The first pair would be excellent just to wear while lounging and reading a book. You don't really NEED to walk in them, just feel good in them. They are also excellent Monet camouflage wear as well in case you need to hide in the art gallery. Joyful events balanced by drudgery - always the way. Good luck with the latter!!!

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    1. Imagine the photo ops you'd put those shoes too!

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  4. 'Twas a brutal week. The weekend should be fun, at liberty in the city. Have a wonderful time.

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    1. Weeks, weekends, weeks, weekends . . . striving for balance, right?

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  5. That concert sounds wonderful and like the perfect relaxing break from stacks of papers. I wish you speedy and happy marking!

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    1. It's the last big push of marking before the end-of-term exams and research papers, so at least I will look forward to a marking break for a week or two. You?

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  6. Busy yes, but "hapoy busy"! I keep reading those words "baby shower" with such fond envy. Want, want- even more then the exquisite shoes in the bottom photo.

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    1. Some day . . . . I'm sure there are baby showers in your future. . .

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  7. Your schedule makes me realize I shouldn't complain about mine. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Oh, we must all insist on our right to complain . . . ;-)

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  8. If only we could learn to concentrate with our brows unfurrowed and our shoulders away from our ears. You have a full plate of antidotes though. A lovely agenda. Elle

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    1. Yes to unfurrowed brows, and I wish my shoulders and my ears weren't so well acquainted.
      But for all its busy-ness, it was a lovely agenda indeed.

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  9. The shoes in the last picture are calling to me! I'd love to have those deep green flats. Wow.

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    1. I'm partial to the orange ones. But you can see how wonderful the leather is in all of them, can't you?!

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  10. I am on the exact same busyness scale! I even attended a baby shower this weekend, all be it for a niece instead of a daughter.

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