“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”

You’re probably wondering why I am up at the crack of dawn. Okay, that’s an exaggeration as it is 7:30, but I am so seldom up this early that it seems totally out of character for me, the winter sloth. Gracie had a vet appointment at 8 for acupuncture, but I have cancelled. My road is a sheet of ice, and my car’s tires are encased in the ice which probably wouldn’t matter that much in getting it out to the road, but I just don’t want to make the effort. I haven’t even gotten the newspapers.

Bitter cold is the only description for today’s temperature. I am living on the tundra in the dead of winter. It is 18˚, close to the forecast of a high of 19˚. The low will be 4˚. I can see sunshine breaking through the clouds and shining in the backyard against the pine trees, but I am not impressed. It is only a prop. It carries no heat. The blue sky is pushing away the clouds. I’m glad for the color.

I am not bored staying home. Last night I read until close to one. My tree is still up and decorated though I have removed Christmas from three other rooms. The laundry still sits in the hall. In the old days, I seldom had undone chores as I used to feel guilty. I had a schedule I religiously kept. The laundry never sat in the hall and the finished laundry went right upstairs and was put away. Now the clean, folded laundry sometimes sits for a while on a living room chair. I don’t really care, an attitude which took me a long while to foster, but I’ve done well in espousing the sloth effect.

My trunk has trash and recyclables. It is dump time, but I’m thinking, “Tomorrow Is Another Day!” the Scarlet way of looking at life.

I am so glad I have missed the return of high heels, some so high you could get a nose bleed. I watch and wonder at the women wearing them. Their feet and calves must really hurt after standing on those heels for a while, but I figure it comes down to fashion. No self-respecting maven would be caught in small heels. The binding of women’s feet in China was all the rage, especially among the upper class. Think on that for a bit.

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10 Comments on ““I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Some rain, some snow and some fog today and a degree or two above 32F here but it will change towards colder, at least during this weekend. We might even get some sunshine but I’ll believe that if it happens 🙂

    Yes avoid driving on icy roads if it is possible, I wish I could do that some winter mornings when I have to go to work. I have however come to the age when I really don’t give a s..t about what other think when I drive as slowly as I think I must 🙂 🙂

    I would most likely break my ankles if I tried to walk in high heels 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m spraining my ankles way to often as it is anyway 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I’d take your 32˚ and think it warm. It is freezing outside. It is only 15˚ right now and will get to 6˚. The sun did nothing helpful today even though it stayed around. We will freeze this weekend.

      The side streets are icy but the main roads are down to roadway. The errors are rutted from the rain becoming ice then snow.

      Those high heels are ridiculously high. They have to be bad as the shoes contour the foot.

      Have a great evening!

  2. Birgit Says:

    I’m glad to see that you haven’t lost power. Good luck!

    High heels are torture. To be honest some of my winter shoes are/were men’s shoes. Who cares for fashion. Winter shoes should be warm, solid and comfortable and preferably not too ugly. The variety of large sized women’s shoes is bad anyway. Or as Fats Waller sang: “Your Feet’s Too Big”.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      Thanks on the power loss as many in Dennis did lose their electricity. They had a huge number of crews out trying to fix the problem as quickly as possible. The poor guys must have frozen.

      I wear comfortable shoes and that’s it. I have winter and summer comfort shoes and great slippers to keep my feet warm.

      I love that Waller!

  3. Bob Says:

    Woman have always gone for the fashion whatever the silliness. How about corsets and hoop skirts in the 19th century? High heels are designed to make a woman taller and to accentuate her rear end. Most woman today carry a pair of running shoes so they can change to them when commuting to and from work. The stupidity among men’s fashion is the necktie. Useless and uncomfortable.

    Another beautiful day here in Phoenix. Low temperature was 50 and the high was 84 degrees. It’s a desert so it cools off a bit at night.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I have to add that men often drive women’s fashion. If a woman wasn’t wearing the height of fashion, no gentlemen would consider her appropriate.

      I got curious about ties and went hunting and found an interesting site: https://www.bows-n-ties.com/history-of-ties/

      It was freezing cod today. Neither Gracie nor I like being out for even the shortest time. It was a day to stay close to hearth and home. It will be even colder tonight.

  4. Rowen Says:

    Perfect pairing of image and quote.

  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Same weather up here. The sun was out but it wasn’t doing much in the way of warmth. The wind howled all day and is still doing so. Every time it gets a bigger gust, Piki Dog runs to the door and barks.
    Right now it’s 7º F. I think it did not make the projected high of 23ºF but I could be wrong.

    I have a thing for cool shoes and shoes with heels. I can’t wear them anymore, though, because bone spurs and other ouchy things with my feet. So I wear Crocs flip flops almost all the time. What a come down. 😀

    My washing machine remains unfrozen, at least as of noon today. So laundry got done. It’s still down in the dryer, though. After I spent the morning digging out I was not inclined to do any more chores. So I didn’t. As you and Scarlett say; tomorrow is another day.

    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I just heard the promo for the weather. Tomorrow may be the coldest day in the last ten years. My house is at its usual temperature, and I feel chilly.

      I guess you just graduated into the comfortable shoes. I wore clogs when I worked. They were dressy enough without being all that dressy, and they were comfortable.

      I actually did my laundry today. I folded what was in the dryer then did two loads but brought only one up stairs. It is sitting on the chair in the living room. I brought some of Christmas down the cellar but have so much more to do.

      The heat is at its usual temperature, but I’m cold. I guess I should get used to it as tomorrow is supposed to be the worst.


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