Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shoes and Milkshakes

Ok, so I'm feeling sentimental so you'll have to forgive me if I sound cheezy (it doesn't happen often, ok). So, I was feeling quite stressed today with work, the move, and my looming application to graduate school. I had a bad attitude when I got home and just couldn't seem to shake it. I had made a "date" with my mentee for tonight (we'll call her "T") and I was half hoping she'd call and cancel so I could mope around. Well, she didn't and before I went to pick her up I plastered a smile on my face b/c there's no way I was going to ruin our time together. Well, I didn't have anything fun planned and had lots of errands to do so she came along. A little bit of background on "T"-she's in this program b/c one or both of her parents are incarcerated (we haven't talked about it), she's 15 yrs old and due to have a baby in May. I was matched w/her do to my social work background, but even for a social worker, it's a heavy situation. Anyway, we went to Target and I saw a few things I really liked (I hate to post Target for the second time this week, but I can't help myself).
To narrow my finds, I'm going to post green things:
Windi Heeled Sandal -Olive $19.99
*This shoe is greener and more impressive in person

Merona Tote- Green $32.99Kya or Bella could rock this bandana:
Mossimo Retro Bandana $9.99
We found this fabulous green and white maternity shirt, but I can't find a photo of it:( Anyway I encouraged T to look around and choose something I could get her as a small gift. She decided she wanted a salted pretzel and a milkshake! No clothes, no jewlery, just some good ole' comfort food. We went to Chick-Fil-A to get a cookies and cream milkshake for T and a peppermint chocolate chip milkshake for myself. I couldn't wait to try it after Lesley over at Homemade Grits (I have been following her blog for a long time and it is quality) posted about it sometime ago.
source: Chick-Fil-A {via Homemade Grits}
Lesley has fabulous recommendations on just about everything and she was absolutley right about how heavenly this milkshake is...I mean heaven in my mouth good. Needless to say, T and I had a really good time. Spending time with her always puts things into perspective for me. I love that when I'm around her I have to watch what comes out of my mouth b/c it forces me to be more aware of my actions and I love that out of any material item she could have chosen, she chose a pretzel and a milkshake. I forced myself to be in a good mood and guess what? Now, I'm sincerely smiling.

3 comments:

Callie Grayson said...

awesome! Don't you love when you feel like mopping and the world tilts and then you smile! sounds like your evening ended up being terrific!

Courtney said...

OK, Yum! I haven't had a milkshake in years!

Those olive shoes are adorable. They look so vintage. I love them [and their price]. I'm heading south of the border this weekend and will no doubt check out target for these!

homemade grits said...

I love you Chris! I'm so glad you liked the ridiculously delicious milkshake. Now I have that taste in my mouth...

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