If you know me at all,
this post will not surprise you in the least.
Of all the things I am known for,
the most prevailing would be my forgetfulness
and the rate at which my mind is decaying.
I am well known for my
consistent inability to remember anything.
Like my anniversary.
And my husband's birthday.
And to take the garlic bread out of the oven before it burns.
Mmmmm, garlic bread.
What was I talking about?
And Mental Decay.
So it shouldn't surprise you that
this morning when my washing machine did it's
little "ting-a-ling" thing
and I went to move the clothes into the dryer
that I found I had never put the clothes in the washer
in the first place.
On the up-side,
my washer is squeaky clean.
Having said that,
one could only assume that I had lost my mind once again
after seeing this picture.
On the contrary,
I did this outlandish thing on purpose.
And here's why.
I bought these brand new Brighton Shoes
at a consignment shop for $6.00.
Leather and velvet, yes please!
They were a little snug in the toes
and at the balls of my chubby little feet.
But they were $6.00
and they were Brighton's!
So I bought them and tried to stretch
them out by wearing them.
Don't do that.
And then the wide world web came to my rescue.
What did we do before the Internet?
I filled freezer bags 1/3 full and placed one in each shoe
and then stuck them in the freezer.
As the water turns to ice,
it expands and stretches out the shoe.
Just leave them in the freezer overnight.
Take the shoes out in the morning and let the ice thaw
before taking the bags out.
Try them on.
If they are still too tight,
you can repeat the process.
I only had to do this once.
And now they fit like a glove.
If I wore a glove on my foot.
Which I don't.
But really, we all know it's just a matter of time.