It’s a downhill sleigh ride towards the big day and I hope that whatever you’ve planned goes well. At Chez Jones, there’s quite a bit of wrapping up to do, but that’ll get cleared with a good music selection, plenty of tea, and copious amounts of paper. Just a thought, uphill sleigh rides don’t tend to be as fun if you’re doing all the pushing 🙂 Still, they do help shift the Christmas calories.
With some early sales already running – no doubt to make room for summer clothes and Easter eggs in the shops 🙂 – I did treat myself to a pair of cute blue heels. Patent at the back and suede fronts. The photo makes them look a lot darker than they are (a dark navy) Looking in my wardrobe, I think it’s clear to see that I tend towards the Mary Jane style (no, not the herb ;–) ) as the shoe is a more comfortable fit and certainly a lot easier to walk in.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a cute pair of flats or a classic pump, but they do need to be spot on in terms of fit. Too tight and, well, ouch, and too loose and you’re either doing that weird toe grip thing or at risk of a blister. So, a bit of a tall order given it’s a bit of a gamble on a wide eight or just a nine… and that’s before you talk about any variation from store to store.
So it was that when I managed a rare trip out, despite my nerves playing up a little. Perhaps it was last week’s knock at the door mid Xmas dress try-on from the delivery driver that put me on edge. BTW, this is completely about my worries, not a complaint about a bloke just doing his job! 🙂
Anyway, I did get out and going back to the earlier comment about shoes, I teamed an old pair with some dark cropped trousers. I was aiming to blend in, at least as much as a six foot person with man shoulders can. 🙂 The heels did me well given they were easy to move in and by the end of the trip, my feet did hurt. Mind you, that might be down to the fact that I’d somehow clocked up three miles with all the wandering about! Still, good for the soul (if not the sole).
While out I found a beautiful blue dress in a charity shop: I almost wore that to the Xmas Party, but it felt more spring than winter. For the princely (princessly? 🙂 ) sum of a fiver, it seemed rude not to invest. Fingers crossed I get to wear that in Spring before it’s a return to Planet Wookie. I just need to pop a stitch in the cross-over as it has a tendency to show a little more than a lady would like… even a part-time one 😉 Standards, darhlink, standards.
With Chams now done until the New Year and the family at home for the holidays, it’ll be quiet from a T point of view for a while. We may be back to the usual introspection and look back at the year. Mind you, I am really looking forward to time off. Hopefully, after the big day, there will be time for long country walks with the Ever Lovely Mrs J and the hounds. Both kids are of an age where they are happier to do their own thing. I think it’s only a handful of years before Wee Man may head off to university and Little Miss is growing up quickly too, bless her. Perhaps it’s good to count the days we have and enjoy each moment, rather than thinking of what may come and go.
So, I’m going to wish you a merry Christmas and I’ll see you on the other side. May your gifts be well received, your waistlines unstressed, and that you have an awesome time.