There were a few things I need to go out for this morning, but I got a msg from my daughter 1st thing asking me if I wanted to go to the Birkenstock store this afternoon. Of course I want to go - it's downtown (but not in the heart of downtown) and I don't drive there anymore. They carry other brands besides Birkies, and I hope I can find something comfortable that fits. She has an appointment with her chiropractor this afternoon, also downtown, so we will go to the Birk store after her appt. I will take my crossword puzzle book along to pass the time. At my age, as probably some of you can relate with, deterioration in mental faculties is always a worry in the back of my mind, and I test myself often. Very difficult crossword puzzles are one way I test, and when I finish a particularly difficult one, you'd laugh to hear me congratulate myself out loud - "Great job, Marty".
I didn't do much this morning as it was already hot when I got out of bed a little before 7am. After breakfast I did get out the new 50' hose I bought yesterday at True Value Hdwe, and watered the tree and bushes in front of the house. The tree is a crepe myrtle and I think it's gasping for water. I don't know what the bushes are but they look pretty sad also. I don't mind paying for the water, but paying for sewage & all the extras they charge when the water is just going into the ground really irritates me.
I had a difficult time finding True Value yesterday since it is in the back of a large and spread out commercial area on Folsom Blvd. - there is a La Quinta and a big restaurant on the site, as well as a tire service business. The hardware store was hidden away but I finally found it. I like the store and it's staff very much. It is my kind of store - small enough to be attentive to the customer (although it didn't have the traffic that Home Depot or Lowe's gets). I walked all of the aisles including the ones I wouldn't buy anything in - construction supplies, plumbing, etc., to get an idea on the store's layout and what they carry. It is easy enough to get to and very close to my home, so I'm sure I will be shopping there frequently and skipping the giant chains. I'm a small-town type of girl and like to shop that way. Prices are good there and there was also a very good sale going on.
I may update later and post of photo of my new shoes, if I can find any to buy!
The Birkenstocks I've been wearing have become loose and I have trouble keeping them on my feet, walking, etc. The first thing I did was to mention that fact to the saleswomen, who punched another hole in each strap, and tightened the shoes on my feet. What a difference.
I found several pairs I wanted to try on and one felt great and fit very well with the sales person tightening them so they would stay on firmly.
Jeannie then tried on several pairs of shoes while I sat quietly, not letting myself walk around looking at more shoes. I finally couldn't help myself and walked over to a sale rack, tried on a pair and bought them as well. I don't know how long it's been since I bought myself two pairs of shoes at a time!
The ones with black straps are the Birkies. I couldn't decide which photo to publish so I'm showing you both of them.
Jeannie bought a pair of shoes as well, and it was a fun outing for me, and I think for her as well. My family will be gathering at the home of my brother & s-i-l, parents of my late nephew, Brian, on Saturday. Mike and his family have flown in from NY today and should be in Sacramento tomorrow, then we will all drive to the Bay area for the celebration of Brian's life. I will have a pair of new shoes to wear!
A Journey of Self Discovery - Day 2
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