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16 July 2009 @ 12:50 pm
We've decided to put our house on the market. We would like something bigger, and now is a good time to buy, if you can sell. Houses in our price range seem to be the ones that are selling, so we're hopeful. If we can't sell it, we still like our house, so we won't be devastated.

But, this has meant a tremendous amount of organizing, cleaning, and purging. I went through my shoes last night. I got rid of 16 pairs. That's a lot of shoes. Some were easy choices, including shapes of heels that are no longer in style. Some were more difficult as I said goodbye to friends I had worn often but not recently. I probably could have put 3 more in the pile, but I couldn't bear to part with them, even though I haven't worn them in years. I couldn't be sure I would never think, "Damn, why did I get rid of my red Converse?"

Now my shoe collection looks small, tiny even. All huddled there at the bottom of my closet in the neatly stacked boxes (except for the few pairs bought on trips where I had to forego bringing the box home, or flip flops). I still have over 50 pairs, but it doesn't seem like very many when you look at them.

I think I deserve a new pair of shoes this weekend............
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Eurydice: giles giggling: killmebecomemeeurydice72 on July 16th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
You know, every time Craig complains at me about my 20 or so pairs, I'm going to tell him, "You've got it easy. Look at what Kim has!"

Though shoe shopping does sound like fun...
tx_cronopio: heelstx_cronopio on July 16th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
20 pairs???? BWAHAHAHA. Tell Craig you are an amateur. My Aunt Hattie died with 167 pairs of shoes in her closet, and let me tell you, genetics is a real thing :)

(Sorry, don't know you, but had to respond to that!)
Eurydiceeurydice72 on July 16th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
No, that's okay, that's what I tell him now, and he just doesn't believe me, lol.

I'll need to show him all of this to prove my point, I think. :)
Will Sue for Porn: blue flip flops by icon_goddesslawyergirl15 on July 16th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
God bless Aunt Hattie.

I realized I've forgotten to count the shoes in the front closet, but I'm still well under 70. Sigh.
Will Sue for Porn: hee nick by truly_tazilawyergirl15 on July 16th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
How on earth can he complain about 20 pairs?? Frankly, he should be commending you on struggling to get by.

Matt used to ask why I need so many pairs of black shoes. After I explained the hundreds of different types one could need for various functions and outfits, he stopped asking.
tx_cronopio: heelstx_cronopio on July 16th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
I got rid of my red Converses in a move many years ago and I STILL HATE MYSELF FOR IT.

Good for you. 16 pairs is a lot, and you deserve a cookie. Perhaps a cookie purchased after buying some lovely new shoes.
Will Sue for Porn: black heels by icon_goddesslawyergirl15 on July 16th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
I so love the way you think! Cookies and shoes. It sounds like a lovely day.

Thank you for reaffirming the red Converse decision. There are a lot of college memories in those shoes and I just couldn't part with them.

Someday, when we meet, we are going to go shoe browsing!
BJdara_starscream on July 16th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Slowly . . . step away from the pointy-toes . . . that's it . . .
Will Sue for Porn: black heels by icon_goddesslawyergirl15 on July 17th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
*clutches shoes* No! You can't make me. And I definitely didn't get rid of my pointy-toe shoes.
Jen the Spoiler Ho: Best Friend by Kissmypixels.comsupermom20 on July 16th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
feeding your addiction, one link at a time
Have you ever tried these shoes?


Sooo comfy.
Will Sue for Porn: bf heart by kissmypixels.comlawyergirl15 on July 17th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: feeding your addiction, one link at a time
I love that you feed my addictions.

I have tried them on, but don't own a pair. At the time, I felt I couldn't justify another pair of flip flops and that was the only style they had. But, looking at the website, I'm going to have to seek other styles out.

Miss you!!
tweedisgood: insane_harpsichordtweedisgood on July 16th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
*is baffled, does not get the shoe thing*
Will Sue for Porn: giggle giles by cileylawyergirl15 on July 17th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
It's okay. I think that just means more shoes for me. :)

WickedFox: B&Gwickedfox on July 16th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
wow, I was just saying to Hubby how I thought my shoe collection was getting out of hand. I have about 9 pairs now... no high heels. I just can't do the high heel thing. Keens all the way baby. Yes they look like clown shoes but they are so comfortable.

Good for you downsizing. While I hate having to downsize, I always feel accomplished to regain control over my wardrobe.

And good luck with trying to sell the house. Now is an excellent time to buy and some neighborhoods are doing well with home sales.
Will Sue for Porn: ethan sin by sadbhyllawyergirl15 on July 17th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
9 pairs? Out of hand? *giggles and snorts uncontrollably* I've never seen Keens anywhere. Now I'm intrigued.

Downsizing does give a sense of accomplishment. Last night I got rid of about 15 sweaters/sweatshirts. Some I had had since college (of course I kept some that I've had since college too). But I still felt like I made a dent.