This shoes are the best part of a very bad day.
We went to the big city yesterday where a local running store was having a big sale. Mr. Monkey wanted to get some light weight running shoes just to see how those might feel and I wanted to see it they had the specific Mizuno style I had two pairs ago (that I love more than I love my current pairs).
Not only did they have 2 pairs of my shoes, which are a discontinued style, Mr. Monkey found three pairs he wanted. All of the shoes were ridiculously cheap (his 3 pairs cost less than 1 pair of his usual shoes) but it was still funny to watch my seriously frugal husband wrap his brain around the idea of buying 5 pairs of shoes in one shopping trip. He got some good-natured ribbing (“hey, I sure am glad you don’t wear my size…there would be nothing left!”) from some of the other customers as he carried all the boxes up to the register.
The rest of the day was crap but now we have enough shoes to get us through the rest of the year, so that should help the budget…which will now be strained by having not one but two broken down cars (ugh. and also: SUCK IT JANUARY).