I have just discovered that our local Matalan is open until 8pm weeknights and as tonight is Thursday (aka the night both rentals are at home) this means we can take the car and go to said store! I have not been since it opened. It is massive. Enormous. Part of a retail park, which is not a place I frequent too often. HUGE.
The reason I am randomly excited about the prospect of shopping (not a default setting) is because my feet hurt. I'm majorly flat-footed/have no arch which means my weight falls on the inside of my feet, so sooner or later the heels on my shoes either erode at an angle or cave in on themselves. This results in uneven weight distribution on my ankles (which, if you recall, I wrecked during uni by forever twisting them, especially that one time I went through the cut through and my foot swelled up like a balloon? Yes?) and subsequently wrecks: my ankles, my shins, and my back. I walk everywhere. I need new shoes.
This past week the weather has been good so I've taken to wearing my champal (indian fliflops) to work. They are fancypants, so they are kind of appropriate. I used to live in champal, so it's not a great hardship on my feet to walk in them for a long while. Except for the part where, having worked for the last year and a half, and having spent that time in Real Shoes, I'm getting stress on my feet in places where I wouldn't usually get stress. Also, the top of my left foot is bruised? So. Anyway. I NEED NEW SHOES. Desperately. I have my heels which I wore once last week, but I just can't walk in them (so. flat. footed. Seriously). And I am excited about the prospect of having usable footwear! I don't know. Desperate times.
Whilst I am at Matalan I plan to buy one of those dresses I solicited opinions on. Everyone gave good comments! I am still undecided.
The Dad has left for work (it is 6am) so it's another long commute. Maybe the bus will be early today? It hasn't been on time at all this week.
I watched Lost (enjoyed it! Sincerely!) and then went to work on Tuesday and spent 20 minutes answering my co-worker's questions on it. ("James said that [spoilers]." "...James has completely missed the point of the whole show.") That was...odd.
Yesterday I watched Glee, whole swathes of which left a bad taste in my mouth, although I loved the costumery and also everything about Naya Rivera. New Saving Grace made me cringe at points (CLAY. WHAT.) and I watched United States of Tara which was hugely redemptive.
This evening I have a date with Timothy Olyphant's hat.
I-- need to go do something else.