Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Shoes! Tipping For Lent Pays Off In Nuts! Milk Or Cream On Oatmeal?



















Aren't all these Tom Shoes cute. I have never owned a pair, but lots of my Tulsa friends wear them, so I decided to try them on. I bought the Dark Turquoise ones that are just like the Coral and Black ones in the picture - a heavy lace fabric. And they are a Nordstrom's exclusive, so I won't see too many of them in the Nordstrom desert that is Oklahoma. They are being shipped, since they were out of my size (which is a full size smaller than my normal size, but of course the Nordstrom shoe salespeople know that. They are so good!) I almost couldn't resist the Sam Edleman Yellow Rose Ballet Flat, but I got so overwhelmed by all the cute Spring shoes, I actually forgot to go back for them.


And after so many weeks of Lent, showing up and tipping at Starbucks and Jamba Juice, etc. I had someone indulge me by giving me triple extra nuts for my oatmeal. Doesn't it look delicious? Oh, and on the subject of oatmeal. I thought putting milk or cream on your oatmeal was required, but I am finding a whole huge group of people who eat it plain. (Un-milked, that is.) I know John always has done it that way, but is this another of those Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip type of things? I understand different topping - brown sugar, nuts, Splenda, raisins, cranberries, butter, coconut - the list goes on and on. But no milk? Yes or no? (Oh yes, one of those tricky questions where voting "Yes" means "No".)

12 comments:

  1. I vote yes for no. No milk, that is. I like my oatmeal with applesauce, cinnamon, and almonds. Yum! (Almost as yummy as those SHOES!!!!)

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  2. Milk for me, please. Those shoes are so cute. I have not seen the ones you bought at Nordstrom, but we don't have that store here, either. I visited one in San Francisco some years ago.

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  3. My daughter LOVES Toms shoes! I'm not a huge fan, but they DO look comfortable AND colorful! Pass the oatmeal please! Hugs! ~Serene

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  4. I am one of the no-milk people! I have read about folks who add savory herbs to oatmeal rather than the nuts, dried fruit, sugars and syrups I tend to add.

    Nordstroms shoe department is like a candy store for grown women.

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  5. Hi Anne, I am going to try your oatmeal combination. It sounds great. And I always have applesauce around to have with pork.

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  6. Hi Sanda! I'm glad someone agrees with me on the milk issue. I am surprised that you don't have Nordstroms - are you without Ikea and Trader Joe's as well?
    I love the San Francisco Nordstrom's stores. They have a wonderful Neiman's with a domed Tea Room on top. (At least I think that was Neiman's.)

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  7. Hey Serene - I'm with you on leaving the Tom's shoes to our daughters. But I have so many friends wearing them and I needed to fill in my casual shoe wardrobe, so I'll see how I like them.

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  8. Hey Terri - You have exactly the right description - a candy store! You know you just have to choose, but you want it all.
    I tried using steel cut oats when I would have used barley, but was out of it. It was just too gummy for me. Gummy works for me when it's sweet, but my newfound love of grits could change that. Those grits with cheese and bacon from Smoke on Cherry - Heaven!

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  9. Your shoes are probably the single most expensive piece of clothing you wear every day, and are undoubtedly the garment you put under the most stress and expect the most out of. Take care of them and you can get some extra mileage out of your clothing budget.

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  10. As with any new shoe, there is a “get to know you period” especially when it comes to running, but, for everything from jumping rope to box jumping to hiking outside with the kids, I can honestly tell you these shoes feel fantastic.

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  11. Thanks Mary! We seem to be in agreement about shoes.

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  12. Those shoes are really cute - sad that you forgot the ballet slippers, or maybe not... I eat porridge (what Brits call hot oatmeal) with milk and honey, but I also like raw oatmeal with milk, sugar and sliced banana.

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