Mama needed new shoes. The DH offered to take me out of town to shop for shoes and visit with the sons & their wives. However, I have not had very good days (medically speaking) and I knew the 4 hour round trip was not feasible so we shopped locally. Last evening we went to good old walley world and a local shoe store.
Mama and "pal" (the brace) got brand new shoes. Now this may be a rather simple shopping experience for a normal person but you have no idea what this entails. The shoes must be comfortable of course (no more shopping for the pretty, cute shoes....... wwaaahhhhh). The insoles must be removeable for "my pal" to fit. They must be durable and since I'm frugal, could the shoe manufacturer please keep the price reasonable. Oh, don't forget the handknit socks must fit inside the shoes. It only took an hour to finally find a pair that suited my pal. (Seems pal was more picky than me.) DH was very patient and brought box after box of shoes for me to try. He did mention once that he liked a certain pair and I suspected he was only telling me that so we could move on. I had to get a larger size to accomodate "my pal" which didn't make me very happy at all. Seriously, since when does a woman want to admit her shoe size? LOL
My Pal and her new shoes!!!!
I thought about orthopedic shoes but mentally, I'm not ready for those.
New socks cast on for my new shoes. I need a little style, you know:)
This pattern is Vilai from Cookie A's new book Sock Innovation.
I know what you're thinking, this woman is nuts if she got another puppy with Mr. Bettis & Co. You're correct. There's no way I'd bring in another pet of any kind into this house.
This is the new puppy. I'm thinking of a name so any suggestions are welcome. Isn't it cute? It is sitting HIGH up on the tv console cabinet beside an antique cookie jar far far away from Mr. Bettis.
The cats are a different story.
Chan also sent a tiny tin with tea. Look at the little sprinkles. I love sprinkles:). The tea was delish. Thank you, Chan.
Sissy and Gretchen sent treats for Mr. Bettis & Co. and I wanted to get pictures. However, I set the treats on the table and went off to find the camera. When I returned the treats were G-O-N-E! Little Miss Gypsy & Molly were eating their portion under the table. Mr. B was watching them, licking his lips and wagging his tail. Sure signs that he devoured his share in no time flat. Sorry, Chan, I really wanted to get pics for you and the girls. They enjoyed them, though:). Give the girls a hug for sharing.