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My last day at work was yesterday (and there was great rejoicing – by me) so that makes today my first day of “retirement.” Getting ready to start packing since the house is under contract. Can’t believe I’ve not posted anything for a month, like where does the time go???? All pleased with myself for getting loose ends tied up and can now dedicate the remainder of this semester to actually reading leisurely as we’re packing stuff. Looking forward to going to where it’s warm!
Oy vay. Here it is almost to Passover and do you think I can find a box of Manischewitz Matzos in our local grocery store?? Nooooo. Like trying to find a Hannukah card. Of course, they are a NJ company, so we used to be able to get every product Manischewitz made in like every store, but not down here. My mother and I were having a craving for them so bad, I looked them up online and found that the only place nearby where I might actually get a box (or twelve since I guess I’ll have to stock up) is out at Wal-Mart. I’d love a box of onion matzos, but would happily settle for a box of plain, salted ones.
OK, so my mother and I were at Wal-Mart the other night to, among other things, find her a new pair of sneakers. After trying on a dozen different pair, she wound up going with the first pair (velcro-top) she had tried on. In the meantime, I had tried on a really ugly looking pair of cut-out sneakers in a taupe colour with yellow trim that, when I put them on my feet, looked like I was wearing a wrap-around pretzel.
So, as everyone knows, when in Wal-Mart, the time-space continuum lapses into a black hole that vacuums time out of your life like you’re in a slow-motion time warp and can never get out of there in less than a minimum of one hour, even if all you went in for was a bottle of aspirin. As my mother finally selected which pair she wanted and I was putting away her eleven also-rans, I realized I was still standing there in the ugly sneakers and that for anything else, they were pretty durned comfortable! Apparently, they’re by Dr. Scholl and have the little gel thingee built in. “Neptune” is what they’re called according to the box. Ugly, but comfy. So I got them.
Here’s a picture of my new ugly sneakers: