I feel like most of America has been dealing with “weather” for the past few days. We in Minnesota are in the middle of some sort of odd, monsoon-like, torrential rain that transitions from pouring to drizzling to hailing to raining in sheets again.
Did I mention that I got to try hydroplaning for the first time on Sunday afternoon? Because there is that.
I was also reliably informed today that this is the 4th wettest April on record. Congratulations to us – setting weather records right and left.
Mom was in Taiwan on business last week and I am now reliably informed that Tenaciously Yours, may have gained some Taiwanese readers (Hello, Lillian!).
When Mom announced that she would be going on this Excellent Adventure, the first thought that crossed my mind was Custom Made Shoes. Why this is what I decided to set my heart on instead of, say, lacquered wood inlay boxes, I have no idea. Since shoes were the must-have, I brought a pair of my favorite faux-ccasins from Target for her to pack, that way if she did find such a shop, she would be able to accurately communicate the shape/size of my foot.
As it turns out, on her last night in Taipei, she and Lillian did visit a shoe store. It was the only one of three that was even open at that hour, and Mom is positive that without Lillian’s help, there is absolutely no chance whatsoever that she ever would have stumbled across it.
While they didn’t have 24 hour turnaround, they conveniently had a pair of extra shoes from an order that were just my size.
And now I own this black, seemingly laser-cut, heeled ballet-flat arrangement.
We all held our breath as I slipped them on in the kitchen, because as I am sure you can imagine, it is one thing to see something be sized based on measurements, versus seeing it in the flesh. Thankfully, they fit like foot gloves. Or as we know them, shoes. ;)