Channelling Imelda?

"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty."
The Wit and Wisdom of Imelda Marcos


I never used to have a thing for shoes — and I still don't, really, in that I don't have a closetful — but I'm thinking that I could… have a thing for and a closetful of shoes.  'Specially of the Keen variety… and some others.  I've photographed my one and only pair of Keens (see above) a few times, with subliminal encouragement from the fact that there even is such a thing as the Keen Shoes Group on Flickr!

M's Keens

So, I was official party photographer for Mack's birthday party on Saturday, and I nearly plotzed when I saw these wee pink Keens on a 1-year-old guest.  This was the first baby I ever photographed (when she was 6 weeks old), so I'm somewhat acquainted with Mom — and, thankfully, she admitted to having a thing for shoes and feet, too — so she didn't think I was too whacked when I asked to photograph her baby's shoes.

L's Keens

And then, after the kids gathered up all the pinata goodies, I saw some of the loot stashed in these… slightly larger, purple ones, belonging to a 3-year-old.

I don't think anyone saw me take that photograph.  ; )

Today is my last day of work this week.  I'm off (very early tomorrow morning) to college orientation with Maddy for the next two days.  I'm not sure how much orienting *I* will need, maybe some.  I'll have some new toys to play with, some work to do (bringing the laptop) and, while there isn't a LYS anymore, Herschnerr's isn't too far away.

I hope to be blogging from afar — if there isn't wireless on campus (yeah, I'm staying in the dorms!), maybe it's not too hard to find.  As of now, yesterday, I have renewed my commitment to blogging.  I'm aiming for nearly everyday (weekdays, anyway), and I'm aiming for fun, entertaining and chatty, maybe sometimes informative and even inspiring, possibly with occasional knitting.  There will be cooking and gardening and a few pictures.  So, yeah, Hi, I'm going to be more regular!

Speaking of knitting, Harmonia's Rings has me so wound up I don't know which end is up and can't tell the right side from the wrong.  I made a frantic call to Iris Fine Yarns yesterday to inquire about my Habu order — would LOVE to start Transverse and take that with me tomorrow!  If the yarn's not in today, though… yeah, well, Herschnerr's is on my list there, isn't it?

11 thoughts on “Channelling Imelda?

  1. I don’t know anything about Keens. Time to investigate.
    Yay! I can’t wait to read you every day. Weekdays anyway. 😉

  2. Nice seeing and talking with you on campus. Thanks for the pointers on the how to handle the trip home after Freshman drop-off…and the assistance finding my phone. Good Luck, Maddie!

  3. You are evil! I just bought a pair of keens after seeing this post 🙂
    I can’t wait to get them! Like I need another pair of shoes… sheesh!

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