I am lucky enough to have been blessed with a group of gals who I have been friends with since high school. In our 25+ years of friendships, there have been ups and downs, blessing and tragedies, joys and sorrows. To help keep us sane, we venture out once a month of a Girls Night Out. We like to keep things fun by trying new and different things each month. Last night we ventured out into the frigid evening to get mani/pedis, have dinner, and then tune up our pipes with some karaoke.
After a cold, snowy, stress-filled week, I was super excited to go hang out with my gal pals, first to pamper ourselves, and then to embarrass ourselves.
I wrapped up the week at my office and headed out to make sure everything was copacetic on the homefront. Kids home. Homework done. Errands fulfilled. Now, time to make myself GNO ready to go.
Not too bad for a soon to be ol’ lady. (Full disclosure, the glasses are not mine. They belong to my mini-me. I think I do them justice. Can’t see for crap out of them, but I look cute! 😉 Plus, it annoys her when I take her things and take selfies. Score one for mom! )
On the way to meet everyone at the salon, I made a quick stop at Target to pick up a few things. Since it was GNO, I traded in my daily ‘student chasing’ tennis shoes, for a cute little pair of black heels. A girl’s gotta look good after all! Click-click… Click-click… Click-click… I cruised myself into and around Target, grabbing what I needed, but, as I clomped around, something just didn’t feel right. Click-click… Is it my zipper? Nope, that’s up. Click-click… Did I remember to turn off my straightener? Yes, I know I did. Click-click… Do I have my phone? Yup, it’s right here. Click-click… So what could it be? Click-click… Click-click… Click-wait…am I limping? It’s at that moment I realize what I wrong. A quick look down confirms my suspicions.
I’m wearing two different shoes.
Not only are they different shoes.
But they are also different heights.
I’m an idiot.
In my rush to get out for a night of relaxation and laughter with the girls, I didn’t even realize what I had put on my feet. I can maybe excuse myself because they are the same color with similar toe shapes, but I have no words for the fact I made my left leg an inch shorter than my right.
I’m a girl who believes in signs. These shoes are a sign of two things. 1) I desperately need a night out. 2) The universe wants me to buy new boots.
I’m nothing if not a rule follower…