My dream was to find shoes in either turquoise or orange. Not your typical shoe colors, but I’d read in some magazine that those were the “hot colors for spring.” And I had a little black dress in the closet that would look amazing with either color.
Truth be told, I actually had my heart set on turquoise shoes. They couldn’t be too high of a heel, as I’m pushing 6 feet tall as it is. And they had to be shoes that I could wear for the entire day. But, being a graduate of Oklahoma State University, I was secretly hoping for shoes that were Pistol Pete orange.
I was about to throw in the towel and give up on a dream. I found some sassy sparkly shoes that caught my eye. They were on sale, too. Two things a Thrifty Thelma like myself just adores. But I started out this search with something in mind. I had to keep my eyes on the prize. And then there they were, sitting on a shelf just waiting for me. For a moment I thought I could hear harp music playing. I was instantly in love and I didn’t care about the price tag.
They are not sensible shoes and I know when my mother sees them she’ll tell me that I’ll fall and break my ankle. And it’s very possible that I might just do that, but I don’t care. They are orange. They are mine. And they are fabulous. The only thing now is I think they need a friend — in turquoise.