There were many tears shed over this realization. There was much pain involved.
Today, Mom and I managed to make our way out of the house via the bus. We went to the mall, and wandered around from there. In one of the department stores, I glanced at the Sketchers' stand, and, lo and behold, there they were! Brown, not black, and with a slight change in style, but still, they were there!!!
My love has returned once more. And all was right with the world.
Well, ish. Schools are closed tomorrow again (wusses!!!), so the paycheck suckage continues. But I'll be in Everett this day week, and if I'm lucky I'll be shopping with Erin this time tomorrow. I won't have a ton of money with which to shop, but I'll have enough to get a couple of little things. 'Twill be good overall, methinks.
And I have my Sketchers again. Huzzah, I say!