Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sharp Flats (Shoes!)

Okay, I hope you can excuse that groaner of a musical pun.

I got an email from the BlogHer people the other day about the upcoming conference. They were discussing shoes, and how we should save the pumps for the parties but pack flats for the day. That got me thinking. As many cute heels as there are out there, I can't wear them. I have a congenital condition that prohibits it. That's never been a problem, because I've never been a shoe freak to start with. Give me a pair of Nikes and I'll beat them to death. Then there's 'the old standby', you know... those obligatory pairs of white, tan, black or blue plain flats that get the job done when you have to dress up for something and sneakers just won't cut it.

But damn it, this is BlogHer. I'm signed up for a few parties and I wanna look nice! Not in school marm fashion neither. My big dang feet wanna party in a cute pair of shoes! So I'm combing the internet for flats with attitude. Something fun and party-worthy. I found a site called with an article on flats. I'm still looking for that pair that screams 'me' and 'I gotta have it' in the same sentence. So, I'm calling all of you shoe-freaks out there...what are your fave sites? Suggestions?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Withdrawals and Other Random Stuff

My computer took a giant shit. That's really the best way to describe it, because it's not working. Hubby reloaded the OS and it still doesn't work. So I guess this time I'll actually have to pay someone to fix it. And really this is very unfortunate. I mean, is there ever a time when one can be without a computer? So I'm using Hubby's laptop. I've discovered I hate laptops, because I don't like the touch pad mouse thing. It keeps moving my cursor while I type which me lose my train of thought, which hangs in the balance 100% of the time. There are 5 computers in this house (I'm not kidding), but I can't only access my blog from 2 of them. And one doesn't currently work. And I'm having withdrawals. My kids attend a cyber school, so their laptops are net-nannied to death. If it's not an educational website, the school's system blocks it.

Speaking of school, there are two major announcements! One is that Little Man is officially in 3rd grade. He finished 2nd grade early, and because of the self-paced platform he's enrolled in, he can move on to the next grade. We already have his books and have gotten started. Divine is less than thilled that her little brother is on her 'turf'. She's been doing fairly well, but isn't very motivated this year. Perhaps this will spark some. The other major school announcement is that Hubby is back in school! He left college just shy of graduation, so he is completing his bachelor's and is looking to get his master's. He's aready completed his first semester with straight A's. We're very proud of him!

School and other end of year things have kept me very busy. Divine has many end of year projects due, and Little T has been plugging away at Kindergarten. We just finished Girls Scouts for the year. It seems everyone needs my attention, which leaves little time for blogging. :-( The sad thing is I have TONS of ideas to write about, little things that happen that are so blog-able. BUT...drumroll please...I AM going to the BlogHer conference in August! Kristin and I will both be there together (be afraid, be VERY afraid), and we're counting down the days until the conference!

Speaking of Kristin and blogs, she bestowed upon me an award that is completely COOL! It is the Nobel Award for Awesomeness! It means a lot to me because I never really thought of myself as awesome. Strange in a bizarre, sick and twisted way maybe. Yeah, that's probably how I'd term it. Anyway, she told me I need to pass on this award. That will have to be a separate post (I think it deserves that), but I wanted to thank Kristin for it!