It was a busy, busy weekend here at headquarters. Plenty got accomplished and there were a few fun surprises, too. There's one thing, though, that I absolutely have to share right away. You were so patient about my belly-aching and hand-wringing over the big shoe dilemma, so I think you should be the first to know: I have found the shoes.
It turns out I needed blue shoes. I had no idea. I put them on my feet and then I just didn't want to take them off again. They were a little spendy, but just like with the dress, I have all intentions of wearing these constantly after the wedding.
Of course, the nice girls at the shoe store have already pointed out that now I have the "something blue" thing taken care of. I'll be honest, I hadn't been too worked up about that whole thing. I don't think that some superstitious Victorian rhyme is going to do me much good at this point. I've already ditched so many other traditions, what's one more, really?
I did learn something interesting, though, about the saying. Of course, I've heard the whole "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," but I'd never come across this last bit. Have you ever heard "and a silver sixpence in her shoe?" Maybe this is common knowledge in the on-line wedding world. It could be that I just don't get out enough.
According to my somewhat-reliable source, the sixpence symbolizes financial stability, which is certainly something I could use right now. Unfortunately, they stopped minting the sixpence coin in the 1960's, and I just don't think a nickel is going to cut it.
Besides, walking around with a coin in my shoe would kind of be a drag, even in comfortable shoes. And these shoes are incredibly comfortable. I'm kind of fighting the urge to wear them right now. They remind me of a bird's egg.*
So enough, now, with all the shopping and buying and getting. It makes me kind of anxious, actually. I'll be back on Wednesday with some crafty goodness to share...
*A bluebird's egg. A sparrow's eggs are whitish, usually. With brown speckles. These are important things to know.