Tuesday’s Shoes

After dinking around with a Dillard’s gift card that didn’t work out, Jerry wound up giving me $100.00 for Christmas, and I knew right away what I would buy with those sweet dollars; new dress boots. Rebecca and I went shopping the Monday after Christmas, and at Nordstrom’s Rack she found a perfect pair of boots for herself. I? Nothing. Well, nothing in the line of boots, but at Hobby Lobby where all Christmas items were reduced by 80%, I garnered quite a collection of items until finally I was pushing about a heaped up shopping cart.

A couple of days ago, I was feeling the urge to get out and find my boots, thinking of the after Christmas sales that would be slipping away and such as that, so on Tuesday in our trusty white Jeep I headed down the hill with DSW in Redlands in mind. By email they had sent me a $10.00 credit, and I’ve had luck finding what I needed there before.

I had the clearance rack in mind so I headed toward the back of the store where it is situated, choosing on my way to walk down the aisle where the boots are displayed. I stopped to peer at a couple of styles that interested me, keeping them in mind as I pointed my size 7s toward the bargain area.

No doubt I have blogged before about scripture that indicates women are to look well to their households, to be wise in the “doings” of their homes . . .that sort of thing, and since I am a follower of Jesus, when I’m out shopping and great bargains find their way within the reach of my searching hands, I seem to always recall that portion of scripture. Tuesday was no exception.

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20150107-untitled (1 of 5)These black boots are exactly what I had in mind. Perfect sized heel. Fine leather.20150107-untitled (4 of 5)These brown boots are soft and buttery, and although I had not planned to buy more than one pair, just take a look at that color. Gorgeous.Β  20150107-untitled (5 of 5)And then I spied this adorable little number that I will wear in the heat of summer.20150107-untitled (3 of 5)Five pairs! All from the clearance rack where each pair was marked down 30 to 40% off the original clearance price. Would you not think that God was directing me in this situation? Tell me now. 20150107-untitled (1 of 1)As I left the store, two large bags swinging from my hands, I clutched the receipt that proved how much I had saved my sweet hubby. He would be so grateful, I felt sure.

I had to run by Rebecca’s before I started home, and as I drove to her place, I considered taking all my shoes in to show her. “Kind of silly and childlike,” I argued with myself. Childlike won. I wagged in the two bags and we sat in her living room, rubbed our hands over the smooth leather and the fuzzy parts, and laughed together.

You may be wondering about the hundred dollar bill. Actually what happened is that it was not quite enough to purchase the five pairs of shoes, even though they were all from the clearance rack, so I used my debit card. Convenient little thing. The big bill? Still in my wallet. Should I offer it back?

7 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Shoes

  1. Anonymous

    Love those bargains! Love you! Love the fact that God looks out for his children! That $100.00? Well……
    Sweet Rebecca, my only daughter, this is a perfect place to say something you already know; you have a caring, generous father, so much so that I cannot think of one time he has complained about anything I have ever bought. And, as you also know, I’m quite conservative in my spending habits. A bit challenging to buy shoes for myself, when I find what I need, I do stock up.

    Thank you so much for commenting here. Since I have been so active on facebook I have somewhat neglected my blogs, and feel that is not a good move. Planning to change that.

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  2. God does guide me to find great bargains as well. Still in the motherhood stage with two left to raise He has provided wonderfully……………..

    Definitely when we are rearing our families do we need to be careful shoppers. Love you my friend.

    Thank you so much for commenting here. Since I have been so active on facebook I have somewhat neglected my blogs, and feel that is not a good move. Planning to change that.

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  3. I”m reminded what Bro. Wilson said often “If you didn’t go shopping at all, you would have saved a lot more”. ha ha

    Oh, yes, I can just hear him saying that with that sweet smile on his face. Trust all is well with you and your family.

    Thank you so much for commenting here. Since I have been so active on facebook I have somewhat neglected my blogs, and feel that is not a good move. Planning to change that.

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  4. Jean Walter

    I have had HIM lead me to bargains also…We are blessed and HIS kids. Happy for your blessings.

    Jean, how wonderful that we are in agreement concerning the leading of the Lord. Thank you so much for commenting here. Since I have been so active on facebook I have somewhat neglected my blogs, and feel that is not a good move. Planning to change that. Have a blessed day, my friend.

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  5. Annette O'Bryan

    Lol. I just love how The Lord blesses us with those kinds of deals on the clearance racks. 😊 The ladies in our church here starting saying, ” I found a Sister O’Bryan clearance deal.” Or, ” This is a Sister O’Bryan special.” 😊 Now I’m not sure about the question of what to do with the big bill. Lol.

    Good morning, Annette. Sounds to me as though you are a proper pastor’s wife; training your ladies in “cutting-edge” shopping. Thank you so much for commenting here. Since I have been so active on facebook I have somewhat neglected my blogs, and feel that is not a good move. Planning to change that. Praying for you and the physical challenges you are facing.

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