Tuesday, April 04, 2006

SPT {April Fool-1}


A new month. A new theme for SPT, a theme that is intended to be about being playful, having fun, and maybe taking the risk to look a little foolish in front of the camera. While most of the time those things would be right up my alley I'm not feelin' it today. I'm still recuperating from this weekend's extreme emotions and so I'm feeling very empty, very detached, and very exhausted. Realizing the severe degree to which I beat myself up this weekend can be very sobering. I'm recovering from an emotional lashing that I never would have dreamed of giving anyone else. On top of the emotional depletion I have a head cold (sinuses, allergies, swollen/watery eyes, all that kind of icky stuff) which has kept me in bed most of the day. But being in bed was a good thing. I needed to rest. I needed to surround myself with soft pillows and take a good long nap in the sunlight. I don't have a lot to give the camera tonight. I don't much feel like being playful and silly. So I give what I have--a few minutes alone to sit outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures of spring while wearing a favorite pair of shoes because you know, the right pair of shoes can make a heavy heart feel a little lighter.

29 Comments:

Blogger melba said...

Those shoes look very cute!
Last month I had to take a break from SPT because I just didn't have it in me. It is ok to take a break...I am more telling that to myself than you. Chin up!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Love the shoes!!

And I'm so glad to hear you gave yourself a pampering sort of day today. We all truly need those sometimes.

7:56 PM  
Anonymous beansprout said...

The shoes are great! Glad to hear you recognized how hard you were on yourself over the weekend. Hope you are feeling better soon.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Josephine said...

insanely cute shoes. I can see why they work the magic they do...

wishing you revitalization! and the wet, sloppy kiss of spring's passionate way!

9:14 PM  
Blogger lela said...

oh! i love those shoes!!!

9:23 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

i am singing a little song about michelle and her gorgeous, adorable, cute, fantastically fun shoes. yes. the right pair of shoes can make things just a bit better.
hugs to you my dear...warm, big, wide hugs.

11:47 PM  
Blogger acumamakiki said...

It's amazing what the right pair of shoes can do for our soul.

xo

3:55 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

especially when the shoes
are
THAT
bloody adorable...
:)

4:10 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

a day late, but I do hope that everytime you looked down at those 'too cute' shoes, you felt good! because you deserve it!

4:21 AM  
Anonymous krista said...

Your shoes are indeed very cute. And yes, good shoes can make a heart feel lighter. A friend of mione gave me a birthday card that said "change your shoes, change your life" Cute.

I hope for the sake of your sanity, you have a pleasantly uneventful day today.

4:46 AM  
Blogger mayseek life said...

it's all good..........(especially those shoes!)

5:01 AM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

I love this picture and the shoes are divine. Where did you get them?

I read about your weekend and I am really sorry you have had such a hard time with it. What really struck me was that he woke up the next day and was fine about it.

My son is still so young, and I am already nervous about how I will feel when I have to be firm about something he really wants.

The thing for me is that my mother was very worried about me being upset with her and was very wishy washy about sticking with what she said because of it. The result was that I became VERY manipulative of her. I am a teacher and I have learned from my students that they may hate it when I stick to a boundary but in the long run they appreciate it, respect me more and are happier. I think this ties in with children and parents too.

I do remember when I was about 6 my mother donated one of my large stuffed animals to a garage sale and I was crushed. But my mom felt so bad for it, that that is what I remember.

It sounds like you did the absolute right thing, but I really do understand how bad it must have felt.

I hope your guilt will continue to dissipate. You are such a caring and loving mom~

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Charmaine said...

I love the shoes.

Hope you're feeling better.

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Lunarmusings said...

Your shoes are yummy! They definately look like they have magical powers!

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Irene said...

((((hugs))))

and

I
want
those
shoes
where
did
you
buy
them
?

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

i want your shoes too. they make me feel better and i'm not even wearing them :-) i thought my red shoes would do the trick but now i can see i need pink. thanks for reminding me of the simple things that can be helpful (& make us feel a little more hopeful too). needed that today.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Those shoes are SOOOOOO cute!! glad you got some rest, and are feeling a little lighter with those jazzy shoes on.

10:13 AM  
Blogger M said...

Love the shoes! I'm down with a cold/allergies too, not fun. Hope you feel better soon, emotionally as well as physically!
Hang in.

10:38 AM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

Yes, the right pair of shoes. I think I'll go put on my pink heels...even if it is raining outside. Thank you for sharing.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous samantha said...

precious shoes indeed! Spring has convinced me that I need some springly shoes - more happy pink, less sober black!

A cold is the worst - I always feel as though life is not worth living when I have a cold. I hope you can recuperate emotionally from the weekend - and yes, bed sounds like just the right remedy!

11:58 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Reapeating what every comment above said...love the shoes. You and Bohemian girl have me drooling. MUST go shoe shopping soon. Im glad your taking a day to relax, regroup. You deserve it.
Hugs,
a.

12:25 PM  
Blogger PJ said...

ahhh...those shoes are so cute..sometimes its all we can do..we can be everything all the time..take care and know it's "okay". we are here

12:36 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Love the shoes!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

yummy yummy shoes.

you KNOW i love red shoes. in fact, i am wearing mine today. where did you find these treasures?

glad you got all cuddly in your bed with pillows and sunlight. be gentle on you. it was a rough weekend, i know.

wish i could have been there for comfort (oh and to make a voodoo doll of mr. anonymous).

kidding...i think.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Shannon (Sentimental) said...

I am sorry things are so tough for you right now hon, but I certainly understand and I am loving the shoe pic. Just adorable!

1:17 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

hey girlie....those shoes rock! what kind are they? love love love them.

wow....sounds like you have been
on a hell of a ride the last week.
my thoughts are with you. i hope the nap help. i have missed talking to you. i have been out of commission as far as the internet goes...but have been reading yours.

take care and chin up!
k

1:27 PM  
Blogger Ally Bean said...

happy feet in bright red shoes will set you straight! cool photo.

1:45 PM  
Blogger justine said...

progress not perfection is all we can ever ask for.

LOVE your shoes and I think you are pretty fabo as well! : )

6:02 PM  
Blogger dani said...

love the shoes!

11:08 PM  

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