What busy day! As y’all know, I didn’t make any formal resolutions this year other than “write a bunch” because I get hyper-competitive and then burn out after three minutes of resolution-ing. No way to start the new year, IMHO.
Still, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in the New Year’s hype, especially when every gym in town is advertising their low rates with manly announcers telling you to get off your lazy bum and do something. So today, I ran around like a crazy person and actually got some stuff done. AND I was able to come home with enough time to cook dinner and drink a cider. That’s my kind of day.
First item on agenda: I needed some waterproof boots. I’m going to Seattle on Thursday to attend the MLA Convention, and then will stay for a week to celebrate my friend’s 30th birthday (WOOO!) (Yeah, I’m a woo girl. What?)
Anyway, my friend is definitely not a woo girl, so I may have to do some extra woo-ing for her.
I was informed recently that Seattle is, um, wet, and there may be snow involved. The only shoes I have for wet weather are some red galoshes I bought at Marshall’s for way cheap, and they always slip off my feet. Not a sustainable footwear. Thus, today I went on an epic quest to find waterproof boots in 60-degree Houston weather. Did I mention we are still in a drought?
REI. Academy. DSW. Macy’s. Dillard’s. Nothing. Sure, some of them had waterproof hiking-sneaker things, but what is the point in wearing waterproof hiking-sneakers if my jeans are going to hang over the edge and get wet anyway? I knew what I wanted, and I wanted boots.
Finally, I found some at Clark’s. They are lined with a wool-synthetic blend and are comfortable. It only took me three hours to find them (an eternity in my world).