Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shoes and Showings

Well, my mom and I took the kids shopping for Easter outfits Monday night, and Swistle, you'd have been proud. Not of what we bought the kids- I couldn't find anything I liked for Eli. For Addy we did find a beautiful dress, but it was neither on sale nor could I find a picture of it online to show it off. So, still fun, but not impressive.
No, what I was proud of was the stuff I found for ME! I got three pairs of shoes for twenty bucks! That's for ALL of them. Hello, giant end-of-season clearance sales! I couldn't find exact pictures of any of those, either, despite extensive (ten minutes) research, but here is a picture of approximately what one of the pairs of shoes looks like. They are Keds, but they're not slip-ons, they're skimmers. And there's a blue stripe on the side. The other pairs are more dressy- one pair has about a two inch heel and is kind of a coppery brown with a thin buckle strap and a round toe. The other are just sensible, brown leather, square-toed slip-ons with about an inch heel. Not thrilling, those, but infinitely practical for me. I am not a tennis shoes for everyday kind of person. I prefer having my hands free at all times, so neutral looking shoes that I can just shove my feet into while holding baby/purse/mug of coffee the size of my head are a staple for me, and I am constantly wearing out my current ones and scouting for replacements.
Wow, this little shopping run down is way more boring than I anticipated without visual aids... I'll try again to find pictures to post, but I am too lazy to go take pictures and post them myself, so if I can't find them, you're up a creek, folks.
In other, arguably more exciting news, our house showing went really well yesterday! The realtor said the couple told him that so far in their search it was "between our house and one other one." The woman likes the updates (new flooring, remodeled bath and kitchen, fresh paint) in our house, plus the yard and location are better, but the man likes the floor plan of the other house. And it has amenities such as two bathrooms and a two car garage which ours is sadly lacking.
I am SO hoping that the ideal location of our home (less than five minutes away from the kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools of the best school district in the area) will win out over the double sinks and central air of the rival home. Also, the realtor mentioned that they have a toddler and that the woman is pregnant, which made me immediately want THEM to have the house. It would be like replacing us with... Us! I want there to still be little kids in this house. Weird, huh?
You know what else is weird? Having strangers go through your home and TOUCH stuff. I mean, open closets, examine kitchen cabinets and look at the cleanliness of the shower all you want, but when I can tell that you have been picking up and examining our FAMILY PHOTOS? That's a little creepy. But whatever. I love you! Please buy our house!

16 comments:

Shelly Overlook said...

I am so keeping my fingers crossed for you! Maybe the good shoe score was just a sign of all the good luck about to come your way!

Flibberty said...

I really hope this couple chooses your house!

Selling my last house made me never ever want to do it again, and is the main thing stopping me from going out an buying a house today. Seriously, I couldn't handle the constant critique of my home. It made me miserable

LoriD said...

Sounds like a good day all around. Hope it works out with the house. They can always add a bathroom in your house, but they can't change the location of the other one. But then, you already knew that.

Jess said...

I'm glad the showing went so well! I hope that couple chooses your house! Location is supposed to be the most important factor...

desperate housewife said...

Jess and Lori- I know! I keep having this mental conversation with the couple citing exactly those points: You can always add A/C to this house, but you can't UPROOT that other house from its crappy neighborhood!

Artemisia said...

Ugh. I just know that my first-ever episode of hives will be when it is time to sell and show our house.Oh, goodness.

Yay, for almost committed buyers, though!

Maggie said...

They were probably picking up your pictures thinking "maybe if we move here we will have cute kids too" - nevermind that their current child has a third eye at the moment. Your house will fix all ills.

My fingers are crossed! And cute shoes -- espcially for such a good deal! I don't know the last time I bought shoes...which tells me that it has been way too long!

Swistle said...

We went from apartments to our first house and have been here ever since, so I've never had people going through My House like that---and I NEVER WANT TO. It seems WEIRD. When we were house-hunting, we went through two empty houses and one full one, and the full one was...strange. I was like, seeing their toothbrushes and sheets, and finding it hard to imagine the place as being MINE instead.

Banana said...

Cute shoes! Here's to hoping they pick your house. I agree that location can't be changed, but ammenities can. That is what it came down to for us too and we chose location. Because we are smart.

d e v a n said...

ooh, good luck!!!
WTG on the shoe find!

Fine For Now said...

I like hearing about shopping stuff since I have no money to go buy stuff!

That is kind of creepy that they were looking at your pictures. I guess they were just curious.

Pickles & Dimes said...

Three pairs of shoes for $20? Awesome.

Good luck on your house!

SLynnRo said...

I've been wanting to buy a pair of those trendy Keds, but I'm not sure I'm cool enough.

barnyardmama said...

I read a whole book about how school districts are the biggest determining factor in house-buying. I'll cross my fingers for you.

That sounds like some wonderfully awesome shoe shopping. Color me jealous.

Laura said...

When we were showing our house I took all the "personals" down. (Including the toothbrushes being stored under the sink, Swistle) I got the total heebie jeebies over someone knowing what we looked like while having no idea who they were. Also, once I know someone was on our bed. That icked me right out. Good luck!

Mommy Daisy said...

Wow, great deals on the shoes.

The whole house selling thing scares me to death. We're still living in our first home. But we plan to build (or possibly just buy a new build) in the next few years, and thinking about selling creeps me out. Like Swistle, we bought our house empty. I think that helped me too. Here's hoping they chose your house!