The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, December 29, 2014

Out With the Old?

      For Christmas I had the opportunity to throw away my reliable Crocs. Here is a picture of Ol' Trusties if you missed my earlier post featuring these stylish shoes.

Warning: The photo below is not intended for all audiences. Only the strong of heart and sturdy of stomach should gaze at the picture below.





        The reason why I was tempted to toss these still-good shoes in the trash? I've gotten new Crocs--leather-topped Crocs--from my husband, and I received a gift certificate for a Crocs store from my daughter. (Hi, I'm Sioux and I'm a Croc-aholic. I can't help myself. My addiction is out of control because my family are enablers.)

         I would show you a picture of the new ones, but they are so dazzling, your eyes would be blinded by the sight of them. And Sioux is all about the concern for others (unlike the son of her blogging friend and fellow Croc-lover Val, a young man has no concern for anyone else).

          I'm not a big resolutions kind of person (I never keep them) but I do have some goals in mind--goals that I'd like to achieve.


  • finish my WIP/NaNoGoneWrongo from a few years ago
  • stretch a little as a writer (which means submitting to varied publications and writing in different genres)
  • complete some digital writing pieces (this is mostly for work)
         But if the title of this post made you catch your breath--if you were terrified I was going to throw away Ol' Trusties--have no fear. Those shoes will still be chosen to put into service when I have to tromp across our muddy backyard... or when I simply want to be reunited with a couple of old friends.

       What is something old you'd like to get rid of/you've already gotten rid of? What are you going to replace it with(if anything)? Minds in denial want to know... 


   

16 comments:

  1. I got rid of a lot of things with this ceiling overhaul. I carted out bushel baskets of clothes and trinkets, etc. Okay, so how come with all that gone my closets are just as full as ever? Is this stuff multiplying! I would like to get rid of loads of pieces of paper...and other things...I would love to see a half empty closet without going crazy and trashing good things!

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    1. Claudia--You're right. You get rid of things, and the stuff you still has mates with the rest of the stuff you have, and voila! You have more than what you started with.

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  2. So thoughtful of you to post that picture of your oldies but not the newbies. You must really be somebody who cares about people, to protect us like that. Do you tutor? I have a young man who could use a few lessons.

    I am getting rid of my old broken-armed office chair, because Hick got me a brand new one for my dark basement lair.

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    1. Val--I hope it resembles an ornate throne, since you're the ruler of your lair.

      Yes, I do tutor. It's all through correspondence classes...You know, similar to "You can become a vet tech--all through correspondence classes."

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  3. I'd like to get rid of the chair that Libs has ruirnt (as old-timey Southerners put it), but I fear that she'd a. be miserable and b. ruin another chair. So I'll just keep the chair in Mr. Man's office. :-)

    And pssst! Good luck with your goals!

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    1. Cathy--Yes, just keep Libby's ol' chair there--she can't do much more damage to it, can she?

      And thanks. I need all the luck I can snag...

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  4. Hey, I want to see the new Crocs!

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    1. MZ--Fine. I will post a photo on Monday, to stop your clamoring. ;) I was trying to protect your sight--they are so blindingly beautiful.

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  5. I can't help but feel a tad sorry for them being put out to pasture. Literally. I had to laugh at this post because my Ugly Shoe Addiction is Skechers, and I just bought a new pair that I might just wear to bed one of these days. I too must save the old ones as spares.

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    1. Tammy--Apparently we both have a pair to spare...

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  6. Sadly, my basement is like a graveyard filled with things that really need to go. Whenever I've got a month or two, I plan to tackle that monster.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Pat--I love the idea of a basement (because we have one, too) being a graveyard. Except why do I keep tossing more things into the graveyard? ;)

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  7. Your goals are quite admirable! Carry on.
    As for ridding myself of stuff, we have moved so often I seem to be down to the bare bones already. That is why I have only two walk-in closets, a storage closet, a free-standing utility closet, two linen closets, two office storage towers, two filing cabinets, three overflowing book cases ... Umm. It seems I collect tote bags to tote books and empty boxes in case I need to mail out books ...
    I might have to clear out some items to make more room for my 40-odd piece giraffe collection ...

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    1. Marcia--Wow! I now have closet envy. ;)

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  8. I'm sad. Blogger keeps eating my comments. *sigh* Trying yet again. Even though it's hopeless. *insert Eeyore face here*

    It was a relief to learn you won't be abandoning your Crocs. I have a pair of slippers that smell from too many runs out to the mailbox in the rain and walking the dogs in the morning when the grass is soaked with dew, and I can't bring myself to toss them in the trash. They've just been too darn faithful.

    Ah, goals! Yes. I have a book to finish before the end of February, and I'm excited that my first book will be published around March. It will be a lot of work between now and then, but I'm already gearing up. Lots of coffee, a big bag of Starburst candy, and wine for the after-hours relaxation times. I'm good to go. :)

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    1. Lisa--I'm sure my old Crocs are uglier than any slippers you care to slip into the contest...

      Congratulations. March is going to be an incredibly momentous month for you. Eat that candy. Drink that wine. Just get that book finished. (And yikes! February is such a short month!)

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