I’m having an emotional affair…with a pair of shoes.
Saw them at Kohl’s over a week ago. They were the cutest pair of flat leather thong sandles. Rather than being hard, the soles were comfortably soft. Felt like walking on air. The leather upper was light brown with the cutest buckles. They hugged the top of my foot just right. It’s like they were made JUST for my feet.
But our love was forbidden. I’m not supposed to be spending money right now. I already had a long list of “wants” and “needs” that should come between these shoes and myself. So, despite the price tag being on sale and clearly labelled “LIMITED QUANTITY”, I left the shoes on the shelf. I came out of the store with the Christmas present I had gone to buy….and 2 tops for work that I hadn’t intended to buy. (I am going back to work in a few weeks, after all.)
Since then, I have thought of these shoes often. The final straw came several nights ago, when I thought about how perfect they would be for the family function I will be attending tomorrow. I couldn’t get the shoes out of my mind. I couldn’t sleep, I was so attached to these shoes.
With heart in hand, I approached HubbyCat. I confessed my emotional affair to him. I explained to him how perfect these shoes would be for my feet. In typical man fashion, he rolled his eyes. He then informed me of his need for a new pair of tennis shoes. With an excited grin, I walked over to the table, riffled through a pile of bills, and held up a coupon. 30% off at Kohl’s. Good this weekend ONLY.
My lovely new sandles are currently sitting in the kitchen, waiting for tomorrow. Oh shoes, how I love you so.