Monday, June 4, 2012
Shoes – I have a pair of black flats. I got them just before I came to Ukraine, actually, my sister Kate gave them to me. She bought them, but after she wore them a couple of times, she decided they were just a little too small and uncomfortable for her. Yeah for me, new shoes! Now, these were not an overly expensive pair of shoes, but at home, I would expect them to last for about a year, maybe longer. I won’t wear them every day, but black flats are very practical, so I would plan to wear them often. Ukraine has been especially hard on these little black flats. I walk a lot more here than I did at home and these shoes were clearly not made for extensive walking. After I had been here about a week, I noticed that the lining was coming out of the inside of the shoes – no problem, I have super glue. Next, they were becoming very uncomfortable on my heel. I looked and realized all of the padding had flattened out and I could see the frame of the shoe through the lining. This was uncomfortable. No problem, for about 75 cents, I bought inserts. Again I was happily walking in my black flats. Today, while shopping, I realized that the toe of the shoe is pulling away from the soles – super glue to the rescue again! Then is struck me that I call my updates “Shu-box Greetings.” Now, obviously, I chose this because of my name, but then I have a little shoe theme with the verse and the graphic. It is funny to me that I am struggling with my shoes.
Posted by Shushan at 12:01 AM