I've sort of been down in the dumps, overwhelmed with stress. so I've been shopping.
On friday, after chopping all my hair off, i bought these:
the color is slate, in real life, it's a tad more charcoal. I love 'em. Had them on since I walked out of the store (with a pair of short booties as well. it was a BAD day). then I got home and realized that A) I have put on a good 12 to 15 lbs and most of my jeans are now freakishly uncomfortable to wear and B), my jeans are all boot-cuts and will only fit OVER the new cool boots.
So Sunday I used my nifty 30% off coupon at Gap and bought 3 pairs of "skinny" straight legs (1 jeans, 1 cords) to fit INSIDE the boots. It's still a tight fit, given the fat calves, but it works.
And to make this remotely craft related, I also dragged the kids to the yarn store where I bought this:
the color is called Cabin Fever. it's a fabulous variegation of autumn colors. It's not for me. It's got a good recipient and pattern in mind. Stay tuned.