I’m Kind of An Old Woman, and While I Don’t Live in a Shoe, I Believe I Could Cobble Together a Modest Colonial Out of Boots and Flip-Flops, Featuring a Sunroom Constructed of Cleats

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  1. kmkat says:

    Yes, once we women reach a certain age (and girth) the most fun we can have clothes shopping is for… shoes. Because our feet do not change (much) after childbirth and the years of peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwiches that necessarily follow, whereas our, ahem, other parts do expand with the years.

    So. What is Groom's excuse?

  2. flutter says:

    Teva? on purpose? GAH!

  3. Pam says:

    Holey Moley Jocelyn! I am positively bereft in the shoe stakes! I thought Aussie cane toads and rabbits multiplied – they got nothin' on your shoes girl!..but then I'm not a shoe person, a traitor to my sex.

  4. Jazz says:

    Ah!!! shoes. Pure delight.

    But yours are ALL SNEAKERS !!!

    You obviously devote way too much time to exercise and not nearly enough to drinking good wine in your new kitchen while wearing nothing but a pair of marabout trimmed mules (as in the shoes, not the animals).

  5. chelle says:

    I LOVE THAT SHOE holder thingyabob!!!!!! I used to love shoes. Now behold I own 6 pairs. 2 being the flip flop variety. I miss having tons of shoes. But I like hanging out with the kids more so shoes are optional.

    My husband has 3 pairs … and I FORCED him to buy the third pair.

  6. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    THAT? Is a lot of shoes. I'm quite shocked. And knackered by them all.

  7. Midlife Jobhunter says:

    Hey, I'm literarily with you in the beginning. Is that a word? Indigo Girls – great reference. Gotta love the showtune line – Showboat? Man of mine? Porgy and Bess?

    Shoes – okay. Impressed. Your organization is killing me. I have four bins in the garage – used to be seasonal long ago when I organized them and tried to get family to follow suit. Now just a jumble of shoes. Every now and then we spread them on the garage floor and take many on a hike to the Salvation Army.

    Please show us a picture in mid-winter – so I'll know I'm not a completely disorganized you know what.

  8. yinyang says:

    I hate shoes. If I had my way, I'd never wear any. But, no, I have to protect my feet from fungus and broken glass and burning hot asphalt and bees in the grass. And then, because I am female, I have to have at least one pair of fancy, hurty shoes for weddings and graduations and stuff. Grr.

  9. secret agent woman says:

    When I first saw that lovely shoe cabinet. I thought, "No way: ot's already full!" SO I was relieved to see all the other shoe storage spots. And besides, everyone should have shoes that make their feet feel like a party!

  10. Jenn @ Juggling Life says:

    You lost me when I got to the picture with all the pretty shoes. You were saying?

  11. Logophile says:

    I might not make Groom completely happy but my shoe collection is pretty conservative.
    Just don't get me started on

    Oh th joy,
    oh the rapture


  12. Lucy Filet says:

    I'm backish. And I'm just like Groom.

    So hopefully you don't hate me too much and aren't still stomping around.

    I'm also all out of funny, but hey, so what? I can babble for hours about nothing…

    But yeah, ugh, shoes are the bane of my existence. If I could go barefoot EVERYWHERE I would. And I'd polish my toenails so that at least my feet looked pretty.

  13. phd in yogurtry says:

    I am in lust with your shoe closet. And I am laughing loudly at your "shoe annex." Make that show anni.

  14. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    I have also turned into that dreaded cliche, a woman who loves shoes. I wasn't always like this. I even sneered (silently) at those who were. And then one day it hit me like a truckload of Pumas: I LOVE SHOES. I can't explain it rationally but maybe it's because as my face gets old, directing attention to my feet, which are as far away from said face as they could be and still be on the same body, was my subconscious intention. Or maybe they are just making shoes much cuter than they used to. Yeah, I think that's it. I still prefer to go barefoot whenever possible but I adore having a lot of cool shoes looking adorable in my closet.

  15. cathy says:

    Might I point out that women are allowed to have more shoes than men as we have smaller feet and our footwear takes up less space 🙂

    Now hand over the shoe cabinet it ought to be mine, LOL.

    I have just finished filling a rubbish bag with shoes that my family had left scattered throughout the house… grrrr!

  16. Jeni says:

    "Sweet Snoopy on a cracker!" I loved that one.
    I was also quite shocked to see there is actually someone else who can compete in the number of pairs of shoe ownership with my older daughter. I'm thinking she might be well in the lead thouhg as she does have one hell of a huge collection! Very few flip-flops though. That category is more in my younger daughter's line of foot apparel. Me -I think I might have six pair I can still wear! So I don't know who the girls inherited this trait from since i seriously doubt their Dad owns more than five pair of shoes at the most.

  17. Jeff says:

    Great post! I took a gamble and followed Diesel's link over here (you gotta be careful with that guy) and I'm glad I did. As a family of 6, I know this shoe agglomeration of which you speak. We gave up trying to organize them years ago, and now are left with dozens of orphaned rights and lefts in the hope that someday they will be reunited with their fraternal partners. Eh… could happen.

  18. lime says:

    i have to say i have never been a shoe hound so i have far fewer than the average girl. that said, for someone who literally wears her florida styel birkenstocks every day for 9 or 10 months of the year i think the number of shoes i do have is probably indefensible.

    but hand-me downs on cleats and snow boots and such, i am all over that for the kids!

  19. lime says:

    oh, and i am seriously drolling over that new shoe cabinet….far more than over any of its contents.

  20. Vic says:

    This post was like footwear advent calendar. Or a progressive dinner. I laughed more with every picture!

    Not because I can relate though. Pshaw – I don't have THAT many shoes. That's my story. Don't tell my husband I order three pairs of new boots this fall. Shhh.

  21. Vic says:

    I need to start proofreading my comments.

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