Then, I thought "I could take a picture of my hair today and compare it with my hair two months ago" but really? That would just depress me because my hair looked lovely two months ago and now it looks horrible. It's too long and it looks greasy on the days I don't wash it and dry and static-y on the days I do. There is no winning with my hair when it starts getting long - I was born to have short hair. I shall be getting my hair cut this weekend. And all shall rejoice (or at least me).
Then I considered writing about the things in my life I'm most grateful for - my practically-perfect husband, our cute house, my grad school acceptance, my lovely family, Bart's equally lovely family, our good friends here, etc. But, eh. . .
It became obvious - it was a day to post pictures of my three favorite pairs of shoes and my three favorite purses. Nothing can brighten a day like lovely lovely possessions:
Purse #1:I didn't buy this purse. And I wished hard that I had for two more days and went back and bought it. A few months later, I went back to the store and saw a purse I loved. Then I realized it was the same purse in a different color. And I knew I'd done the right thing to buy it.
Purse #2:My mom bought this purse for me for my birthday. I love it more than I can say. It's got a lot of pockets in the inside, but it's so clean and streamlined on the outside. Plus, it can hold a paperback book. One cannot ask much from a purse.
Purse #3:I first saw this purse when I picked out purse #2. But I didn't buy it. When Bart and I went shopping for my birthday, the store here had it too. This time, with Bart's encouragement, I took it home with me (it's the one that was discounted over a $100). It doesn't look huge, but it can easily hold two hardback books. The red suede smells SO good; I feel happy just looking at it.
Shoes #1:I bought these when Bart and I went to Chicago in December of 2005. I wear these shoes constantly because they are so comfortable and look (I think) very nice. They're starting to look a bit worn, but I think they've still got some good years left in them. I was, however, a bit disappointed, two months after I bought them, to see them at Ross for half the price I paid. Alas. But they really were worth the full price.
Shoes #2:I bought these shoes at Ross for about $11. They look great with jeans or skirts, and I like it that they have the ballet flat look without being flat (seriously? I think flats are almost always pretty ugly - sorry).
Ralphie wear these shoes, I ran to Wal-Mart to buy a pair so I could be just like her. I adore these shoes. Totally comfortable and very versatile. Best $9 I ever spent on a pair of shoes. Aren't you sad that you don't have Wal-Mart shoes too??
Ah, I feel happy. And do I like these things even more because I got them all on sale (except pair #1 of shoes)? Maybe.