We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Monday, December 28, 2009


I hate to shop.  I have never liked to shop.  I have always been an oversized person.  As a child, I was 3 and looked 5.  And when I was 8, I needed a size 5 shoe.  By the time I hit 6th grade, size 10 shoe and by November 1980, I was 5'11 and needed a size 11 shoe.  Oh, and my feet were like skies--thinthinthin.  At that point, so was my butt. 

Therefore, shopping wasn't any fun because it was nearly impossible to find ANYTHING that fit.  

As a youngster, my mom and my grandma made most of my clothes.  They were amazing seamstresses.  And I was picky.  I did not like jeans.  I still do not like jeans.  I think it stems from needing a 36 inch inseam and now that I am quickly approaching being as wide as I am tall...well, you get the picture.

Anyway, I told you all of that to tell you this.....Today I went shopping with my children.  We usually go once over Christmas and today was the day.  And now I am resting. 

Sales clerks were slow and not so friendly....nothing was too crowded....and generally there was a 'it's the Monday after Christmas' feeling about the world. 

LT purchased a 32G iPod touch. 

I bought socks.  And a book.  And lunch.  And $182 worth of crud at that store-that-pisses-me-off-on-a-regular-basis.  Gee.  If only I had bought underwear, my day would be complete.

But the girls.  The girls bought.....



Cowboy boots. 

College Girl actually bought 2 pair....

Of course, they are just alike but one pair is brown and one pair is black.  I am extremely jealous.  Since she is unable to make decisions, this didn't take a few moments.  It took FOREVER, but was worth it to see her parade around in them once we finally got home. 

Frack bought these.....


If these aren't the coolest boots I have ever seen in my lifetime.....I am sooooo jealous.

And yes.  She wore them with her sweatpants.  Only she can pull that look off.  Just sayin'. 

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Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17