Monday, March 15, 2010

Springing into Spring Break...

This past weekend, Emma, Mom, and I decided to have a Girl's Day Out.  It was pretty cold and drizzly outside, so we decided that we would go check out the Tupelo Flea Market in Tupelo, MS.

It's only a little over an hour away, but we were still surprised at how many people we saw from our hometown there.  We saw my Uncle and Aunt, my Mom's co-worker, a classmate of Emma's, and a lady that used to work with my Grandmother.  That same lady came up to us to introduce (show off) her 5 month old granddaughter.

After introductions were made, my Mom mentioned that we have another little one on the way.  That lady took one look at my belly and said, "Huh.  Looks like a great BIG one on the way, instead of a little one."

She was very lucky to have walked away from that encounter with all her teeth.

I'm just sayin'.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed our day.  We feasted at Olive Garden for lunch.  Emma enjoyed a carousel ride:
 
We finished off our day at a shoe sale at Belk.  As I've mentioned multiple times before, I have a sliiiiiiight love affair with flip flops.  I have an especially soft spot for Yellow Box flip flops.

In my own defense, I have to say they were on SALE!

But here's the thing:

They stink.

Really badly.

As in, I wore the red ones yesterday and could smell them from underneath the church pew, stinking up the place.

It's not a sweaty feet smell.  It's more...well...I don't even know how to categorize it.

You know how dog's feet smell when they are hot?
Kinda like old, dirty Frito chips?  Well, it's kinda like that, only add in a chemical chili pepper smell to the mix.

REALLY unpleasant.

I think it's that foam stuff you see in the bottom picture that stinks, so I'm going to let them air out a few days before I wear them again.  Not to mention, it's 46 degrees outside today and the next day and the next day...so I guess it's back to tennis shoes for a while.

Today is the first day of Spring Break with the kiddos, so let the fun times (and whining--could be mine, could be theirs...hard to say) begin!

13 delightful comments:

Gina said...

I love the wedges! Must go in search of them in my neck of the woods...

Wade's World said...

I love Yellow Box shoes! They are the best!

Any chance that the shoes don't actually stink, but that it is a hypersensitive pregnancy nose playing tricks on you?

I hope airing them out does the trick, otherwise you might have found the real reason you bought them at sale prices!

Mama Hen said...

I LOVE flip-flops also. Can't wait for flip-flop weather. I've got to scope me out some cute ones like yours.

Jill said...

Old dirty frito chips! Hilarious - never heard that one before! Oh girl, you're a mess!

Rachel said...

Wow - people never cease to amaze me how rude they can be.

Best of luck with your stinky flip-flops!!!

Merry said...

Those are some great shoes! I don't think there are Yellow Box shoes in Canada. Might have to come home just to buy shoes. :)

Christen said...

I, too, am a flip-flop lover! I wear mine every day from about April to October, can't wait to break them out this year!
I love your new flip-flops, and who cares if they're a little stinky ;)

jennifer said...

I wonder if they put the stinky black dye in the flip flops too? Bless your heart! They really are cute.

jennifer said...

I wonder if they put the stinky black dye in the flip flops too? Bless your heart! They really are cute.

Jill_in_AL said...

That's so funny that we both did yellow box blog posts. I didn't know. Can't find your email. I ordered mine from http://www.baresolesandals.com/ That was where I found that particular style. I love yours too! ttfn, J

Marie said...

Hope you guys had a great Spring break!!!

jennifer said...

Have a great weekend Lianne!

Wendy said...

Please tell me you picked up a pair of the polka dot ones in my size...