Thursday, August 19, 2010

A woman with an obsession is a woman who has very little sales resistance…

I know there are women who have a lot of shoes (I’m looking at you, Scottish Woman). I love shoes, too. Sort of. I like looking at shoes and maybe even trying on some shoes. But I really don’t like to wear shoes. And I simply cannot walk in high heeled shoes, no matter how pretty they look on my feet in the store. Oh, I envy the women with shapely feet and strong calves to be able to wear the beautiful peep-toe shoes. *sigh*

Give me a pair of flip flops in the summer and a pair Crocs in the winter and I am good to go. Hey, I live in Texas, I don’t need any more shoe than that for winter. I think I only own one pair of socks, and those are for emergencies, like when I have to put on my rainboots and slosh through the back yard on poop patrol. (Yes, in a sad economic downturn, we had to let the pooper scooper go) And don’t think for a minute I’m actually picking up the poop. I’m just showing CGMan where it is. What? We each have our jobs.

I also own only one purse. When it wears out, I will hunt like mad for weeks, searching out the perfect replacement. I cannot buy just any old purse, because I will be carrying it until it, too, falls apart. It can’t be an old lady purse. And it can’t be a big, huge purse. And it has to be leather, but not purple leather. Oh, and the biggest deal breaker on a purse is that middle zipper pocket inside. What the hell is that for? I can’t stand it. So any purse that looks like it might be “the one” is checked first for that annoying zipper thing that separates the interior of the purse into two useless halves.

It is very easy for me to walk right on past purses and shoes. I am not swayed.

However, I am a woman. I am not without vices. I’ve been known to throw caution to the wind and purchase a thing for which I have little need. Some women have one, while most don’t have any at all. It’s something I find just so alluring and feminine, sometimes I think I want them all!

I am positively giddy when I see new styles. I have to limit myself to just one, on any given outing. Otherwise I believe I would have far more than I would ever use. When I find the perfect one, I feel so pretty and girly. I can’t wait to get home and put it on. I feel like there isn’t anything I can’t do. My husband forgives my little indulgences, because he knows when I wear one, he wins. He thinks they’re sexy.

I know some girls go for the frilly ones, ones that look like a French maid, or even the ones with fur on them, but not me. I wear one that can withstand the punishment I put it through. When I wear it, I mean business. Contrary to what my husband thinks, I don’t wear them just to turn him on (that’s a bonus) I wear them for a purpose, to get the job done. And when I do wear one? There is always a happy ending.

This must be how it feels to be able to buy, and wear, fabulous shoes. Perfect shoes. Shoes that make you feel so pretty, that you can do anything! Perfectly fabulous shoes, with a matching purse! OMG! Is that perfection? Doesn’t that just set your senses to tingling? However, I’m not talking about shoes. Or purses. For me, my guilty pleasure, and the object of my husband’s desire, is….

 

 Lasagna chicken tetrazzini shrimp low boil rum cake omelettepork loin with red wine BBQ Texas style pecan piepumpkin pie  Buckeye candy Christmas cookies! shrimp on the barbie chicken pot pieitalian rustic soupHappy Hour! 

 

…the apron, of course!

What were you thinking?

*Scroll over the pictures to see all the wonderful things I do in my aprons.

22 comments:

  1. There's one apron missing! It said --Dawn & Steve cooking with love since 1996. Didn't think I'd notice, did ya?

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  2. Oh, wait! Sorry! Just zoomed in and there it is! Fourth one down. Love ya, Kid.

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  3. ROFL, dang girl, you got a lot of aprons. My fav apron says :"My Dog Loves Everything I cook."

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  4. CGMAN loves for you buy a new apron, That means when you wear it, he will get something good to eat.

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  5. Too many shoes? Me? Really? You can NEVER have too many shoes, but hey, I don't cook as well as you and I do not own even one apron!

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  6. Yay, another apron-wearer! My friends make elaborate fun of me for my aprons, but I LOVE them. I love shoes, too, but with a size 11 foot (sigh), it's really darn hard to find cute ones that fit me.

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  7. I lolled. Not that it was about aprons, but how many PICTURES I had to scroll through. Also, I'm glad you are a high-heel hater as well. Except not a hater, we are JEALOUS! Why do they have to be so uncomfortable?

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  8. Ilove all your aprons, especially the first one.
    Bitzie

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  9. These are just adorable! I love the poke a dot one. You are just a mess and I just love that about you :) I have one apron and I think I will start looking for some more.
    Yes, I too carry and own just one purse and I hate purse shopping worse than a hang nail. It just takes so long to find the right one, ugh...

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  10. Oooh, I love your apron collection. Quite swanky!

    I don't have a ridiculous amount of shoes, as my budget won't let me, but I do have a collection. And I love every shoe and how each pair makes me feel. Glad you have your aprons!

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  11. I think there are a lot of us that are impressed with what you can do in your aprons. And CGman should be very pleased this is your guilty pleasure, not shoes or purses. You needed a picture of them all lined up neatly along your pantry wall...

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  12. I like Omelet but Happy Hour is funky!

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  13. You weren't fooling me for a minute, I knew you were talking about aprons. I have my collection and if you're a serious cook they save a lot of ruined clothes.

    Of course there's the question of what are you wearing under your apron?

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  14. I have exactly one apron and I never wear it. I also rarely cook, which might explain everything.

    I have a terrific collection of jeans. Never too many jeans. This is not helpful in Texas in the summer. Must find a new obsession.

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  15. I suppose CCG man wouldn't mind either if you wore just the apron???? :)

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  16. I've never owned an apron, but you may have convinced me to try one out.

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  17. Naturally, I like your wine ensemble! I bet that photo shoot was fun!

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  18. You look so adorable in all your aprons! I have the exact same feeling about shoes as you do. I think I've worn heels once, as a bridesmaid. My feet were killing me. When I got married, no one could see my feet anyway, so I wore white satin ballet flats. I can't stand flip flops or sandals either, because that thing between your first two toes? OUCH. I wear a pair of Nikes in the summer, and my furry faux Uggs from Target in the winter. Comfy!

    About the aprons...why have I never thought of this accessory? You know what happens when I cook? I stain my clothes on a regular basis. There was a time where I took to cooking in a pair of shorts and a bra, so I wouldn't stain shirts, but that ended after hot grease ended up on bare skin. Ouch, again. I need an apron. Not that a cook that much, because I'm not that fond of it. I had to scroll through the pics again to find my favorite. I like the black with the white polka dots and pink edging. Yay!

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  19. Mom...u have way too much fun without me! i cant believe all those aprons, and not a single one with a cow? My how things have changed! Ur the cutest! love you

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  20. Oh yeah Dawn, the snowman apron. Christmas cookies. You did a post with George singing bout those Christmas cookies Babe. I came back to your blog and hit the play button a gazillion times. I want that for my December ringtone :) Pork loin with red wine makes me pretty dang happy too!

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  21. Dawn, they're so pretty! I love them! I, of course, especially love the wine bottle one and I love the little skirt one. it looks so retro and fun. I only have a few aprons and I love to tie them on at the holidays. It just makes me feel so wifely and homemakerish and that's a nice role to try on for a change. Er, I mean the homemaker one, I totally didn't mean the wife one. I am always the wife.

    And yes, your apron collection is like my shoe collection, for sure.

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  22. "And when I do wear one? There is always a happy ending."

    HA! Love it! A wicked collection of apron pics you've put together there. As someone else alluded to, what's with all the clothes on under those aprons???

    ;)

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