Boy, am I prolific today or what?
I got these Merona Zaire sandals at Target a couple weeks ago, because they looked like great replacements for the very similar Payless ones I’ve had for several years. (You can tell I like the quality shoes.) The Payless sandals are actually great and very comfy, but the foot bed is covered with black fabric and it’s caked with foot scum of some sort – I don’t know what it is, but I can’t wash it off. So they’re a little gross to wear anymore. Anyway, I tried these on in the store and they seemed to fit, so I took them. Yesterday I wore them to work, and oh my gosh, the straps are tight across my feet! The length is good, and I don’t think I have especially fat feet, so they’re probably just made tight. By the end of the day I had red grooves across the tops of my feet, and this morning I still had big red marks where the knot in the center of the strap was. It’s a shame, because they really are cute and otherwise well-made.
In other Target sandal news, what do you think of the Edda Stretch Wedge sandal? I tried them on and they’re really comfy, but are they a little fugly?
One final Target shoe update, since I don’t think I mentioned it: I wore the Elani wedges to Easter brunch, and they were very comfy and I got tons of compliments! One of the reviews says, and I agree, that they’re in line with the gladiator sandal trend of the moment, but they’re not so trendy that you couldn’t wear them when it’s over. (The pewter color is great too – a little fancy without being too shiny.) My one complaint is that some of the holes for the buckle on the strap weren’t really punched all the way, and some of them were off-center on the skinny strap. They were fine, though.
Procrastination pays off! Last week my boss sent me a bunch of updates to make on our web site that would have involved a lot of work (I’d have to update the editable files in Visio, then version them in our electronic repository; then save new JPG and PDF versions of each file, and update the pages on our web site where they appear; then upload all the updated JPG, PDF and HTML files to our intranet site, after zipping them all together). I was putting it off until this week, when I had a bunch of other stuff to do anyway. Today she called and asked if I’d made those updates yet, and I was like, “No, I haven’t started it yet,” and she was like, “Good, don’t, I’m making the process owners [individuals who are each responsible for the content of one or more of these files] do it themselves.” So… I’ll still have to do it eventually, but no rush now, and hopefully the updates will come in bits and pieces, rather than all at once from my boss.
I’ve been thinking of updating my WordPress template. I’ve had this one for a few years, which is longer than I’ve kept any other web appearance. I had a link bookmarked from a while ago with free, basic WP templates that could be customized, but the site seems to have disappeared. I’ll start looking around for something simple I can customize…
By the way, I think my swine flu is clearing up.