We had a good Valentine’s Day here in Mabel’s house. Matt and I went for sushi and then he took me shoe shopping. The man just KNOWS. I bought a very cute pair of summer flats, ked-like boat shoes. I just love wearing those with no socks and a pair of jeans, makes me feel like I’m on vacation when I grocery shop. I also bought my very first pair of Sketchers. I needed a comfortable ‘jean’ shoe for an upcoming trip. The ‘cool shoe’ isle is not one I’ve been on in a while, at least not since Doc Martins were in their heyday (I miss those). Anyway, after an initial panic “Matt, help me find cool shoes” moment, I found a fun pair.
In other news, it has been quite the eventful week. On the upside; I have managed to exercise every morning four days in a row. That’s a big deal for me, b/c I usually hit the ground running for most of the weekend and never even consider working out. On the downside; I renewed my pledge to exercising b/c of my yearly doctor checkup. I stepped on the scale and the nurse (who is bigger than me, I might add) says in a really snide voice, “Well, that’s not too bad.” Steam rose from the top of my head. I wanted to say, “Come on mama, you jump on and let’s see how you fair.” But I didn’t. I just killed myself every morning while watching Angel on TNT. Not a great show, but it keeps me from focusing on the sweat running down my forehead.
As far as house stuff goes, I’ve got a couple of ‘where to hang what to do’ conundrums. This poster was on sale a few weeks back at Hobby Lobby for $6.00. I have no idea what to do with it, but I bought it and stuffed it in the back of a closet. I’m thinking white frame in the breakfast nook (I robbed the Doris Day poster from there for the living room). Any thoughts?
I also bought this print way back in the fall. I just LOVE it, but am going to have to have it professionally framed. There is always the ‘frame it yourself’ option, but as a daughter of an artist, I remember the pain and suffering that goes along with cutting your own mat. Not a pretty picture. But it just seems like it belongs in the office, so I'll figure something out. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, see you Monday!
** The second ballerina print is by artist Michael Parkes. He is a tremendous artist, but I should warn some of you who are perhaps a little faint of heart.. some of the pieces are a smidge, um, nudey. Yeah, that's the word I was looking for. Anyway, I just love his style.