Thursday, March 29, 2012

spring clean

dear emily,

i just read every word of a blog's spring cleaning steps and promptly went
shoe shopping.   as i walked out with more than one pair,  i passed a young
man looking through his car window at me.   his mouth fell open, and i know
what he was thinking:  "thank the Lord, that is not MY wife!"

for some reason, he didn't think i could see him watching me, and it struck
my funny bone.   so i bent down and said, "ssssh!" . . . like, "don't tell my
husband."  i think he was way more embarrassed than i was about my shoes.

don't believe what they tell you:  it's pretty fun being a middle aged woman,
and spring cleaning isn't so bad, either.


"then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  john 8:32


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Ah, Lea, are you really middle age? Double your age and then tell me. I used to tell people I was middle age and then I realized I'd have to live to be 118 so I guess that means I'm a senior citizen. At least I get the discounts -LOL-.

myletterstoemily said...


Rondalahonda said...

Love this! New shoes new shoes!

Aubrey said...

Lea, I can totally see this happening in my mind's eye! I love it! I hope to be equally spunky and hilarious when I reach middle age (which, by your definition and for the record, won't occur for another 20+ years). :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I just sent my friend a birthday card and it said, "Go buy the shoes!" Well that is what she did and she sent pics last night through her phone.

You are a "hoot" probably made that man's day!

Enjoy your new shoes!!!

Farm Girl said...

Well, shoes are just like that? They call your name and say, "take me with you," I bet it was fun, I will have to say I am spring cleaning next time I go shoe shopping.

Blondie's Journal said... sound like me!


Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Now that is my kind of spring cleaning! =)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Now the test of whether you a middle aged is whether the shoes were those towering platform stilts the young ones are tottering around on.

Tamara said...

A woman can never have too many shoes. Imelda Marcos can vouch for that!

Debbie said...

haha...I love this. ENJOY!!

Lisa said...

Are you a shoe-aholic? LOL! Spring just gets you in the shopping mood.:)

Single and Sane said...

That is my kind of spring cleaning, and gosh, I hope I don't live to be 106.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Oh, the privilege! I don't buy many shoes. Maybe when the kids leave home? :-)

Jenners said...

Oh wait … we're supposed to buy shoes for spring cleaning? I've been doing it wrong!

Vee said...

So cute. He probably knows your husband. ☺ Did you buy a practical pair for the spring cleaning?

Rachel said...

I totally would have done that too. And now I must go spring cleaning shoe shopping - I had no idea that was expected of me ;)

Way to go - you rock your age (whatever might it be!)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Now I'm laughing... sounds like something I would do and say. One of my habits... saying just about everything on my mind.