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Are we there yet?

February 27th, 2013 at 09:49 pm

Are vacations worth it? I mean, all the work you do before you go to make sure things are covered while you are gone...followed by all the work waiting when you get back. Seriously, I know we will have a good time, but the before and after make me wonder if its all worth it. Two more days...I can do this.

Three full days of walking and standing at Disney had me nervous. My tennis shoes were a present from a friend, I wasnt there when she bought them and didnt try them on and they are not the most comfy fitting shoes.

So, yesterday I stopped by a local store that carries well made (ie expensive..) shoes. I told the guy there that I am a gramma about to spend three days at DL with two grandkids, and I needed to know my feet would survive. He had me try on a couple of options, and then put THE sandals on my feet that were IT. OMG- most comfortable pair of shoes ever. I have never spent $130 for a full years worth of shoes, perhaps even two...let alone on a single pair. But, I did yesterday. They are sooo comfy, that I do not have buyers remorse. The older I get, the more the comfort of my shoes matters. (I sound like my gramma...)

Other than the shoes, I have had a no spend week. All meals out of the dwindling cupboard and fridge. Tonight I am going to dinner with friends.

Not much else on the financial front to add. Tomorrow the hubs pay will show, and I can update some numbers then.

7 Responses to “Are we there yet?”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    My one rule is that every scrap of laundry must be done before I go away, and if I vacation at a house with a washer/dryer, I do laundry before I come home. There is no better way to kill a week's worth of relaxing than staring at 4 loads of laundry...have a great time!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Shoes and happy feet are super important.
    Have a wonderful time. Big Grin

  3. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Did you get Birkenstocks?

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I'm curious about the brand, too.

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    They are ECCO Yucatan Sandals..Really, really comfy!!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a good purchase. Smile

  7. CB in the City Says:

    Comfortable shoes are so important. A good use of money, in my opinion.

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