Friday, August 6, 2010

Cowboy Rain Boots & A Ruffled Skirt

First, it is so wonderful that in the last few hours the temperature here in Northern Louisiana has  dropped 
about 20 degrees and it feels like a "cold wave" has swept through. Oh, it feels so good  and makes me think of fall, pumpkins and cooler weather. But, I'm quite certain that we are still a couple of months away from any "real feel" of fall. But, it's fun to think about anyway.

It's been a fairly uneventful week, just busy enough but not too busy. We did manage to get the new light fixtures hung in the bathrooms and  a new commode was installed in our Master Bathroom.  Now, does it get much more exciting that that? ~giggle~

Yesterday was a most fun day! I took a 13 year old girl out to lunch and shopping.  She is the daughter of the gal that has been doing my nails for the past 10 years.  (See my last post for more about them and pictures.)
 Our first stop after lunch was a shoe store that carries all the latest  and greatest in shoes for the young teen through the older women.  We walked in just as the owner was opening a huge box of rubber cowboy rain boots. An was beside herself with excitement and wasn't long about finding just the perfect pair for herself.  And, she loved the fact that she bought the first pair the store sold.  I must say, they are just the cutest, but, wow! what a difference in the rubber boots I wore as a 14 year old.  I did have to try on a pair myself but just could not see me in rubber cowboy boots. ~smile~

From the shoe store we went to Dillard's. An wanted to check out the sale in the Jr. Dept.  Mind you, she is a size 1!!!  There's not much out there that doesn't look "picture perfect" on her. She found the cutest ruffled skirt for 50% off, tried it on and it was a "gotta have it."  We decided that the ruffled skirt and the cowboy boots made a definite "fashion statement."

It was a delightful time and it was so refreshing to see a young girl that is so conscious of cost and modesty.  She even said to me that she knew how hard her parents worked and she wanted to be responsible in the way she spent their money. WOW! such depth for a 13 year old.  This 58 year old woman was blessed by her day with a teenage girl and I pray that she was blessed by her time with me.  And, I might add, her Mom approved of all her purchases and appreciated my taking An shopping as she just simply has very little time to enjoy such luxuries with her daughter. It was also some great "on the job" training for later when my little 10 month old Granddaughter is old enough to go shopping.

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Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. wow, she will certainly be a fashionista going back to school! how cute! awww, a cold wave! i hope it's headed our way next. : ) have a lovely weekend, sweet lea!

  2. Sounds like a great day! I love the boots... although, I wouldn't be wearing them myself either!

  3. This is such a sweet, sweet story. I wish I could wear a size 1 and everything could look so pretty on me!

    By the way, I love your new blog look!

  4. How wonderful for both of you that you and An had that time to spend together! She sounds like an absolute gem.

  5. Please send that temp. drop on over to East Texas...We need it so bad..

    I love the pink skirt! so cute and who in Texas does not like Boots.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I think it is great that you have formed a relationship with your manicurist. I really hope I can develop a relationship like that with my hair stylist.

    What cute things An picked out!

  7. Hi Lea! Thanks for visiting me. Sounds like an awesome day shopping. I have three Godly girls, as you know, that we are training up in the way they should go and having a thankful heart is one of those characteristics.

    Didn't know you were in Louisiana. We are in Houma off and on as my hubby is working on the oil spill clean-up. :) Are you close?

    Love your blog! You are precious!

  8. What a fun shopping trip! Love those boots! Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog, too!

  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful time shopping and that this girl really has her head on straight! Cute items she picked out too! I went shopping with my 9 year old niece recently and that was a lot of fun.~ Have a great week!

  10. I don't know why I haven't been able to comment from our account, but anyhow, what a blessing you are to that family!! That is just the sweetest thing you did for them.

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