Thursday, September 27, 2007

getting my money's worth

A bittersweet post this evening:

I have to retire my Rocket Dogs. Today at work, I discovered a very large hole in my right shoe, just near my big toe -- large enough that I could stick my finger all the way through and touch my sock. Bummer!

I loved those shoes -- super-comfy with plenty of toe-wiggle room (once I added memory foam insoles, which are not pictured,) slip-on convenience, pink and brown color scheme (one of my favorite color combos,) and those weird plastic spiky things were just plain cool. I was sad to throw them away.

However, there was a bit of satisfaction in getting rid of those shoes, because I had truly worn them out. It's nice to feel as though I've gotten my money's worth.

R.I.P., Rocket Dogs:

And, healthy food is always a worthy investment! Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup with Sage-Walnut Pesto:
Extra-yum, let me tell you. Good way to get in some healthy, highly-colored veggies, and a good way to use fresh sage, which I don't typically care much for. Don't forget the Omega-3s from the walnuts, and healthy fats from the olive oil.

Let soup month begin!


Crystal said...

Thanks Catherine, we have a huge crop of sage and I wasn't sure how to use it. I'll try a sage-walnut pesto.


Anonymous said...

I have a pair of shoes with a huge hole in the right shoe where my pinky toe sticks out...but I love them and wear them anyway! They are like yours and are just so comfy and easy to slip on...I should retire them, but I cannot bring myself to!