Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Taryn

It was about three lifetimes ago that I last enjoyed shoe shopping.  I was childless.  I worked full-time.  I was flush with cash.

So there was no better hobby than to find the most exquisite store and deliver myself to the shoe department.  I could spend hours there slowly examining one shoe after another thinking, "This would be lovely for that date, but this shoe would work well for that other date."

I always bought both pairs, and sometimes more.  When I got home, I would put the shoes out on my dresser so they would be the last thing I saw at night and the first thing I saw the next morning.

Then my life changed, and I got the desires of my heart.  I also got poorer. 

Now I shop for shoes while pushing a shopping cart and fretting because I know I have too many frozen groceries in the cart and there won't be enough time to get home and put them away before I need to be at the kids' schools.

In that frame of mind, I found myself once again contemplating a couple pairs of shoes at our Walmart equivalent last week.  I tried them on a rediculous number of times.  I walked in them.  I gazed in their reflection in the mirror.  I took pictures of them with my cell phone.

I just couldn't decide.  Then something amazing happened.  I noticed that one pair was named Taryn. 

We used to know a Taryn.  She was a wonderfully talented vocalist, but what made her so very special was her demeanor.  She was absolutely lovely.

You already know what I did, don't you?  Yes, I bought the Taryn shoes.

I would tell you how I make my other financial decisions, but I'm afraid your heart couldn't withstand the shock.

11 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

sounds like sound reasoning to me...I do things somewhat like that :)

Living on the Spit said...

I too sometimes do things like that...I love shoes but my problem items are Yankee Candles and Vera Bradley bags.

Mental P Mama said...

Shoes are nonnegotiables here.

Big Hair Envy said...

My daughter and I wear the same size shoe. Unfortunately, she believes this is an open invitation to raid my closet at will. When I find the "perfect" shoes for the season, I have to let her know that they are off limits until I wear them for a while. This works, until the next dressy occasion when MY shoes are the PERFECT match for her outfit! Come to think of it, she has some really cute shoes in her closet......

McEwens said...

you are pretty funny!!

Oh Shoes...glad the name of the shoe helped you decide on the purchase!

Michelle said...

Well, I'm a self-proclaimed shoe whore, and sometimes, I choose one pair of shoes over another by the name too. I don't see a problem with that at all!

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addhumorandfaith said...

What a great word picture of the two different phases of your life! Someday, you'll have the time to leisurely shop for shoes again, but THEN you'll remember fondly the too-busy-to-shop-for-shoes times. Irony.

This Mom said...

Sound like a sain way to choose to me.

thanks for coming b during you layover to day.

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My eldest and I wear the same sized shoe...
He likes to steal my favorite Teva-ish sandals for the beach. Next year his feet will be too big- but mine won't!

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