Saturday, April 26, 2008

When All Else Fails...

I don't count the weekends as part of my vacation, really.  The weekend before vacation starts is kind of nice and I suppose I do call it the "kick-off."  But, for me, the real fun of a vacation is still being in bed at a time when I am normally pointing the car southward and traveling the Maine Turnpike with my fellow, disgruntled commuters or being able to go to the bathroom whenever my little heart desires regardless of whether I need to go or not.  I can do all that stuff on a regular, plain, old weekend.  Doing it on a Tuesday is neat-o!  

So, yesterday I decided that I would celebrate the last real day of school vacation week.  Sure, I had spent the first part of the week dealing with auto repair (or should we say, "non-repairable") issues and had been forced to use a good chunk of that sweet tax refund money towards the purchase of a new car.  But, I'd craftily kept a small piece of that cash pie hidden from the prying eyes of the money lenders and, being as my current car payments will make retail therapy a thing of the past for the foreseeable future, I thought I would take the opportunity to enjoy the new ride and indulge myself just the tiniest bit while I could.  Besides, Saturday was pretty heavily booked as I was committed to a visit with The World's Greatest Stylist And Life Coach as well as a Tastefully Simple catalogue party with the Future SIL.  (or, as I like to call it, The Sharing Of The Company's Food Samples Which Count As A Free Lunch And Which Will Be Better Than Anything I Might Make)

You will notice that knitting has not been mentioned.  I have not knit since Tuesday Night.  We shall not speak of this.  This is shameful behavior and I have no explanation for how I have found myself in this Knitting Mojo-less state.  I probably need therapy.

But, fear not!  I have a commercially knitted thingie that I can share!  I love many things.  I love shoes.  I love things that are chocolate-filled.  I love Zombie movies, but that is kind of a love/hate relationship and also indicative of my need for some sort of therapeutic intervention.  Zombies are scary and are neither chocolate-filled nor helpful when you need an opinion on your new shoes.  This did not stop me from buying a copy of Night Of The Living Dead 3-D (2006) simply because I had never heard of it and was loathe to think of a zombie movie that I'd not watched.  

But that's not what I'm talking about.  Yesterday's Shopping Find Of The Month is more along the lines of a footwear purchase.  And they were a bargain, what with being on the clearance table and all.  For a mere $2.48, I found....




Sock Monkey Slippers!!!!!  


They are even knitted!  And with the lovely memory foam base, my feet will walk in cushiony, sock monkey comfort for years to come!  How can you not love a sock monkey slipper?  How can you not love a sock monkey slipper that is $2.48?????  I carried them to my my new car and drove them home with great pride and a kind of stupid grin on my face.

Bargain slippers can do a great deal for brightening one's last day of school vacation or when a girl needs a little something to put life back in perspective.  Now I have a new movie to watch and feet that are ensconced in Memory Foam/Monkey Comfort.  And if I turn my feet just right...



It kind of looks like they're kissing.


Clearly I need to go back to work.  Not only do I have a car payment coming up, but I probably need to spend some time being around other people and getting some social skills back.  

Kissing Monkey Sock Slippers....that just cracks me up!!!!!!!

SA

15 comments:

Ronni said...

I love your new slippers! I just knew where you were going with "turn my feet" because it is, of course, just about the first thing I would have done.

I have wolf slippers that the dog wanted to play with. Seriously. She did the front down, hiney in the air, play bow thing when I tapped my foot wearing one (because naturally the second I saw her looking at them I had to try to fake her out). It was so cute I nearly died from the insulin reaction.

Kris said...

I love those slippers! Where did you find them!

crzjane said...

I love the slippers. Just the thing to life your spirits. (The kissing part is my favorite;)

trek said...

I'm sure that the usage of the socially acceptable skills will return to you quickly.

Or maybe not: you work with middle school kids!

;o)

Beth said...

The slippers sure are cute! And they even kiss - what a selling point! :)

Knitting Linguist said...

Snortgiggle. Kissing sock monkey slippers. Heh heh. Did you just pounce on them in the store, chortling wildly? Because how could you not?

catsmum said...

waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

no monkey sock slippers here :[

Yarnhog said...

And you can even put on puppet shows for yourself! You know...if you need a break from the zombies.

Mel said...

Okay, did you find the slippers at the usual spot and did you notice whether they had men's size 11? David's birthday is next Saturday.

Julie said...

I love your kissing monkey slippers!

Karen said...

Cutest slippers ever!! They were a necessary purchase.

Donna Lee said...

My daughter Kate has those slippers. I got her a pair for last Christmas and she wore them out. I found another pair this Christmas and she was overcome with glee. She wears monkey socks with her sock monkey slippers. No wonder she craves bananas.

kmkat said...

Apparently buying a car was not true retail therapy for you; the monkey slippers appear to have remedied that lack. What does BFK think of them?

Jeanne said...

What does the BFK think of the KSMS (Kissing Sock Monkey Slippers)? Because they do have eyes, you know.

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