Monday, June 26, 2006

Get Real Monday--Shoes!


I'm playing along with Randi's Get Real Challenge this month.

I'm sharing my most recent shoe purchase. I love comfy sandals--and cute ones are so versatile. I've worn these to church, to the pool and everywhere else. Best of all, they were three bucks at Dollar General! (As I've said before, it's the hands-down best dollar store.)

The nail polish is another recent acquisition, so I thought I'd show it off as well--the photo doesn't do it justice, but it's a beautiful iridescent mother-of-pearl. It's Maybelline's Express Finish, in a new shade called Opal Rush--$2 on sale at Walgreen's a couple weeks ago.

Finally, my favorite poem about shoes...

GRANDMA SHOES
by Betty Cessna

When I was very little,
All the Grandmas that I knew
All walked around this world,
In ugly grandma shoes.

You know the ones I speak of,
Those black clunky heeled kind,
They just looked so very awful
That it weighed upon my mind,

For I knew, when I grew old.
I'd have to wear those shoes,
I'd think of that, from time to time
It seemed like such bad news

I never was a rebel,
I wore saddle shoes to school,
And next came ballerinas
Then the sandals, pretty cool.

And then came spikes with pointed toes
Then platforms, very tall,
As each new fashion came
I wore them, one and all.

But always, in the distance,
Looming in my future, there,
Was that awful pair of ugly shoes,
The kind that Grandmas wear.

I eventually got married
And then I became a Mom
Our kids grew up and left,
And then their children came along,

I knew I was a Grandma
And the time was drawing near
When those clunky, black, old lace up shoes
Was what I'd have to wear.

How would I do my gardening
Or take my morning hike?
I couldn't even think about
How I would ride my bike!

But fashions kept evolving
And one day I realized
That the shape of things to come
Was changing, right before my eyes.

And now, when I go shopping
What I see, fills me with glee
For, in my jeans and Reeboks
I'm as comfy as can be.

And I look at all these teenage girls
And there, upon their feet
Are clunky, black, old Grandma shoes,
And they really think they're neat.

7 comments:

RANDI said...

Fun shoes, fun poem!

Thanks for playing along!

Natalie Joy said...

Great poem and very cute sandals.

Sue said...

I love your shoes,& nail polish!
Most of all I love your poem, because my shoe post was about Reeboks and I'm a grammy!
:-)

Islandsparrow said...

pretty sandals - very feminine! And that poem is so true!!!!

Leslie said...

Great poem and cute flip flops! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I look forward to visiting here often! :)

PS...I am sorry if this posts twice. I'm having troubles.

Pam in Colorado said...

love the poem!

maria said...

Cute shoes! I am a flip-flop fanatic! Thanks for checking my photos. We are packin' up and leaving Monday.