Wear Red Shoes


It’s Red Shoe Day Two at Breathing Space.  I would like to scratch off the bit of advice up there that says to wear more skirts, but other than that, this is a great list.

I had shiny red mary-jane buckle up shoes when I was a kid.  There was never a pair of shoes before or since that I loved so much.  My sister and I got matching red shoes at the same time, so mine were handed down to her and she got to wear red shoes for twice as long. Or maybe not, because she was very hard on shoes.  That’s what our mom told her to explain why she had to wear sturdy brown oxfords to school.  They were so ugly we both had a good cry over the unfairness of it all.

The beautiful red shoes made the most delightful racket when we walked.  I remember clomping around on the hardwood floor in the living room until mom told me to stop.  Then I clomped up and down the staircases instead.  I thought tap dancing shoes must be the most marvelous of footwear.  I had no desire to learn how to dance, but I might have professed an avid interest in it if I thought that would get me even noisier shoes.

Is this where my love of red began? And are little girls born with a thing for shoes?  I think the answer to both these questions is a big loud yes.


Sailing in the sunset

Red is the color of hot hot hot.

Flickering flames in a fiery knot.

Sails in the sunset, roses and hearts,

Fire engines, fire bricks, strawberry tarts.

Blood and valentines, cardinals, barns,

Redwoods and poppies and crimsony yarns.

Spirited, shocking, the color of lust.

Foxes, cherries, rubies and rust.

Scarlet macaws, STOP on a sign,Lapas

Chili, persimmon, hollyhocks, wine.

Rage and happiness, burning desire.

Tomatoes and rosewood and embers of fire.

Candy apples and raspberry hisses,

Terra cotta and lipstick kisses.

Red is a door and a heady perfume.

Bittersweet, bloodroot, blushing in bloom.

Sweet sangria, a robins breast.Ruby Tuesday

Punch and passion, pizzaz and zest.

Of all earths colours, red is the best.

An Attractive Mood

(image from toonpool.com)

Daily Horoscope: February 23, 2012

Even in your grubby errand-running clothes, you’re undeniably appealing. Yes, they’re looking at you, so don’t just stand there — smile and say hi. Make the world a nicer place, one person at a time.

  • Compatibility: Cancer
  • Mood: Attractive
  • Lucky Color: Red
  • Lucky Number: 8
  • Lucky Time of Day: 9am      

Do you think maybe the people who write these things don’t really understand what the definition of “mood” is?  I’m trying to imagine how I’ll be acting when I’m in an attractive state of mind.  They did of course get the part right about me being undeniably appealing.  I’d be a fool to argue with that one. And red is the best colour ever invented.

Today is Take A Bath Day, Tennis Day, and International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.  I have no idea how I’m going to incorporate all of these things into one 24 hour period.  I much prefer a shower to a bath, don’t know how to play tennis and don’t enjoy watching it being played, and I don’t have any dog biscuits in the house, or any dogs to feed them to even if I did.  So that pretty much takes care of that.

My sister and her family are back from their Mexico holiday, safe and sound, with some great pictures and beautiful tans.  I went back to work today after my extended Family Day weekend off and it was like I never left.  I don’t know what I was expecting, but you’d think something might have changed there during all that time without me.

We’re having very weird February weather.  It snows such great huge snowflakes that you can hardly see where you’re going, and then the sun comes out and melts everything and then it snows some more.  Right now the melted stuff has frozen, so it’s icy until the sun returns.  Or the snow.  The weather people are flipping coins to make their predictions.  Perhaps they should get a few pointers from the astrology people, and forecast an attractive day, just to change things up a bit.

Thought for the day from my “she said” calendar (Pauline Thomason) –

” Love is blind – marriage is the eye-opener.”

Have a happy Thursday.