Thursday, January 23, 2014

I Have a Sickness...


And this isn't even all of them. 

I love working out, and I love shoes, so this is the inevitable collision of those two worlds. There's not much I am obsessive about, but this might qualify. What about you? Do you have a mild obsession with anything? (And the floor isn't dirty, but my phone camera is not the best.)

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  1. WHAT?!!!

    :-) Oh, girl. To me, this is just weird.

    Just weird, says the gal with the eight writing journals. :-)

    Pearl

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    1. :) Weird makes the world way more interesting, don't you think?

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  2. Wow...that's A LOT of shoes lol. I like to collect sunglasses, weird I know.

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    1. Optimistic: Sunglasses are a good thing, too! And I regularly use every one of those pairs of shoes...

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  3. Ok. I went ahead and counted (that's my weirdness) and you have a pair for every day of the month! I'm simultaneously awestruck and backing. away. slowly. :)

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    1. Felt Family: Ha! I am kind of known for my shoes at the gym.

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  4. Never quite figured out why I need so many letter cards.

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    1. Jenny Woolf: But they're still great to have, right?

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  5. Books and plants for our garden.

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    1. Terra: Ahhh- I might qualify on the books, as well. And I don't think there can ever be too many plants!

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  6. I counted 30! And you say you have more? lol Well, it's better than drugs and alcohol. :)

    By the way, they are really cute; makes me want another pair that is more colorful than what I have. (I have 3 pair, but 2 have worn soles and are kept for yard work, which I seldom do.

    Maybe I've told you this before, but I have MANY key rings from all over the country and abroad, too - not that I've been all these places. 'They range from city, state, and country names, to museums, to flags, to dogs, etc. I need a better way of displaying or storing them. Right now, they are attached to a long chain that is hung over a hook in my walk-in pantry. Really special, right? Where are all of your shoes?

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    1. Anita: I love the key rings- those would be fun to collect because there is such a variety out there. And my poor husband has had to move his boots and shoes out of our closet and into another, smaller closet because my shoes have taken over. And thanks- I love colorful and cute, too!

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    2. I'm back because after reading some of the other comments, I thought about your question again and have to say that I am not obsessed with key rings; it's more of a collection that's hard to bypass when I see some displayed. An obsession I do have is having a clean kitchen - not all the time, but once I start, I have to finish. Someone else mentioned containers... Got me there, too.

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    3. It sounds like a really neat collection. I love a clean kitchen, as well and have tried to teach my girls to Clean As You Go!

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  7. Imelda Marcos is green with envy, dear Shelly! (LOL)

    I don't have a mild obsession with anything. I have a severe obsession with lots of things. :) That's not far from the truth because when something or someone interests me I'm all in. For years I stalked the Downton Dowager until she got a restraining order! :) In all honesty I would say my chief obsessions currently are health and fitness, music, humor, blogging and building quality friendships.

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    1. Shady: I would say those are pretty good obsessions, my friend! And stalking the Downton Dowager? You are a very brave man! Ha!

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    1. vanilla: Exactly what my husband says!

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  9. Such fun footwear, Shelly! Yep, I think we all have our "thing". Mine is buttons and fabric :)

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    1. jenny_o: Oh, I love buttons! My grandma got me started on that a long time ago!

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  10. I like to organize things. I keep buying storage boxes, shelves etc.
    My mom loved stylish shoes.

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    1. Munir: I am attempting to organize the closets, and that's how I came to do this picture!

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  11. And you love color! I can't say I have any obsessions. That's probably a good thing!

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    1. Sherry: My daughter says one of those pairs looks like a bunch of Skittles threw up on them...

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  12. ...and you're worried about the floor?!!! Come on Shelly....no one is looking at the floor! We're all ogling your shoe collection!! I love shoes too. I used to have so many Bud had to make me a shoe closet. Seriously. Now, for me it's tennis shoes or sandals. Three pairs of boots.

    I am envious of all the colors!!

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    1. HOOTIN ANNI: We are like minds- hooray! And a shoe closet...need to share that with my hubby!

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  13. OMG! This is exactly like my daughter's collection!

    Nas

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    1. Nas: Ha! Maybe that means I'm young at heart, then~

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  14. Oh my goodness!!! I would have a hard time keeping all those together on the shoe rack, and then I know what would happen. Would probably never be wearing a matched pair!

    I feel quite sane now with my obsession with Bibles!!

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    1. Nonnie: Now yours is a MUCH better obsession than mine, for sure!

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  15. There was a time when I was compulsive about buying art books. At one point I had hundreds of them, even books about artists I didn't like, including books in languages I couldn't read. A few years ago I got rid of all but a few of them.

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    1. Stephen: I have pared down this shoe hoard somewhat, and donate the ones I don't use that are in good shape, but I can see I need to head down the path you've already trod.

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  16. Those shoes are beautiful. The Hurricane and I go into a large department store every now and then, and we become ridiculously excited over a large shoe department. The Hurricane will try on 20 pairs and then almost always buy the first pair she tried. I'm not sure how many pairs of shoes I have, but I really like boots. I'm sad when it's too hot to wear them during the summer. I guess the shoes are a mild obsession, as are my autographed books. I have other obsessions that are not so mild: prayer, rescuing dogs, grammar, an uncluttered house, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and countless books and poems. So much fascinates me. Willy Dunne Wooters has learned to live with the fact that he can't leave a coaster sitting out. After a coaster is used, it MUST go back into the coaster container on the lazy susan in the kitchen.

    Love,
    Janie, who thinks your shoes are delightful

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    1. Art! I forgot to say art, though it falls in the category of mild obsession. Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, The Hurricane. Yes. Art.

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    2. Janie: That's usually how I am- I know what strikes my fancy as soon as I see it and it usually doesn't change, no matter how many I try on. Boots- oh, how I love them, too. So many of those things you mentioned are things cemented deeply in my heart.

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    3. Janie: You have terrific tastes, my friend!

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  17. Oh my you do have it I have seen this before and know for a fact there is no cure but you are going to be footloose and fancy free forever:) Hug B

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    1. Buttons: Oh, how I love how you put that, my friend!

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  18. That is a lot of shoes. I don't think I have any obsessions, well not any that I can think of.

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    1. Dawn: Except for making delicious food!

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  19. Having babies....

    Ooooh, I love them!! (your shoes) My favorites are the bright pink ones...not the shiny ones, they are the 2nd from the top-right!

    I love them all! With all the cool colors and styles, how could anyone not be obsessed with them?

    Seriously, though, probably zipper jammies for my 2 youngest. I love, want and buy almost every pair I see.
    Good thing I only shop at Wal-mart and Sam's Club...and I'm picky, they have to be Carter's. They last the longest.


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    1. /Jamie: I love your obsession! Those pink ones are my newest pair and they are Nike Frees- perfect for running, training, or walking. I am amazed at the new colors and design's they keep coming out with. And oh, how I remember buying and loving those Carter's~
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  20. Ok, so we have a bit of a colorful sneaker issue here. There are worse things to be to be obsessed over, though, my friend!

    I'm obsessed with pretty stationery, pretty address labels, and also with finding the perfect pen that doesn't leak after several uses, but that isn't too expensive. Any suggestions would be welcome!

    I still love you, colorful sneaker collection and all. :-D

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    1. Janette Dolores: Oh, I love beautiful writing tools, as well! And thank you for loving me in spite of my obsession!

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  21. I love that photo! Your husband is probably shaking his head at your collection, but I am impressed. I don't really have any obsessions, but I have gotten four new pairs of boots in the past four months, so in a couple of years, I could have a similar, but much less colorful, picture of my own footwear situation.

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    1. Amy: He just shakes his head as he moves more of his small collection of shoes down the hall to another closet. Andn ext year this time, I want to see pics of your boot collection!

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  22. Oh my days, that truly is a real sickness for sure. I love to clean and make everything dirty, perfect. Many moons ago, I use to even throw away clothes because they didn't look at good after they were washed.

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    1. Rum-Punch: Well, yours is a pretty good obsession because you always leave things better than you found them!

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  23. I have multiple obsessions. Books (3 book cases in this one-bedroom apartment), art & craft supplies (five bookcases, wall shelves, two cabinets, a taboret, and most of three dressers), and paper, inks, and pens (even have a pen cabinet). It's sad, I know. ;) I do love those shoes, though. All the color made me smile right off! :)

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    1. Rita: And you have all your things so very well organized! I do love those colorful shoes~

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  24. I love shoes too. Not so much workout shoes, although if I must work out, I want my shoes to be cute! I love your collection - very colorful!

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    1. karen: That's my philosophy- if you've got to workout and be in some pain, at least cuteworkout clothes and shoes will help to take your mind off of it!

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  25. How cool with all those shoes!! And so colorful!!! I used to have an obsession with books, but now I just check them out from the library :)

    betty

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    1. betty: Oh, books! And like you, I am thankful for libraries, too, or we'd be overflowing with them.

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  26. Holy Moly..has anyone used that yet! Love all the colors. how do you decide which one to wear? I only have one pair of workout shoes...sniff!

    I use to collect agates. I lost a whole bucket full when I was in college. When I go for walks I still look for them!

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    1. Christine: I love to coordinate my shoes with the colors in the rest of my workout clothes, so that plays a part (I sounds so vain) and it also depends on what kind of workout we're doing, because some are better for running, others for plyometrics, etc. And agates are beautiful- hopefully you find a bucketful again!

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  27. Ecky thump! That certainly is a LOT of shoes. You must need a big place to keep them all in! Very pretty colours though.

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    1. thisisme: Yes, my poor husband has moved his shoes and boots out of our closet and into a smaller closet in another room. And I only wear these things at the gym! Still can't quite believe I've ended up with so many. And Ecky thump is my new favorite phrase!

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    2. Dearest Shelly;
      Wow, lots of shoes and really colorful(^_^)v Do you choose the shoes according to the color of the training clothes? If so, WONDERFUL and brighten your time, I think. I smiled with the word " the inevitable collision" :-) To tell the truth, I easily obsessed with things and the worst one is clothes. My bed room is full of my clothes since young (I know I should throw old ones, haha) Thank for the tip for the next blog topic, hehe.
      Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    3. So sorry for my mistake commenting reply form(^^;) I wish "thisisme" (our friend Diane) will forgive me. Miyako*

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    4. orchid Miyako: Yes, sometimes I choose them for the colors, my dear friend, but the first thing I look for in them is how they feel and how they support my feet. I only wear them in the gym, but I work them hard! Clothes are a hard thing NOT to be obsessed with- I'm sure you have beautiful outfits!

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    5. Orchid Miyako: And I'm sure our sweet friend Diane doesn't mind at all!

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  28. Your gym shoe collection has nothing on my flip flop collection. My husband doesn't understand it. Yet he has seven pairs of white tennis shoes. Now I want a pair of those colorful, soft bodies shoes. My obsession is browsing thrift stores, not always buying.

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    1. Linda: I live in flip flops about 10 months out of the year! I love them- the blingier the better. Thrift stores are a lot of fun, too, and so much more interesting than stores that sell new things.

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  29. Oh wow, that is quite a collection! And so colourful too :-)

    My brain is far too hyper to be obsessed with just one thing, it flits about constantly!

    xx Jazzy

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    1. jazzygal: A busy mind is a happy mind!

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    1. Jo-Anne: Although I only use them in the gym, I use them all regularly. Didn't quite realize I had so many until I lined them up-

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  31. That's OK! It's a wonderful (and colorful!) sickness to have!

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    1. Bossy Betty: As far as sicknesses go, I'd rather have this one than many others!

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  32. Wow. Be careful around all those shoes, Shelly. Give them an inch, they'll walk a mile all over you. Shoes can't be trusted. God, Girl, I told you this....:-)

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    1. The Chicken's Consigliere: It's too late! They got me! Run, run, before they get you!

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  33. OMG! Looks like it could rival my flip-flop collection!

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    1. Carol: Oh, I love my blingy flip flops, too!

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  34. Thats quite the collection girl! I have a thing for coats - I love coats in all their varieties - I also can't seem to go into a store without browsing through the baby section and picking up a thing or two….or three, or four - the good thing about that addiction is I don't have to store them, they go straight to my Grandbabies!

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    1. Saimi: I can't WAIT to have grandbabies to buy things for!!!

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  35. LOVE your header Red Boots:) HUG B

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    1. Buttons: Red boots lovers of the world- unite!

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  36. Love it! I have a slight shoe obsession too! :)

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    1. Roshni AaMom: Shoes are a pretty good thing to be obsessed about!

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  37. I had no idea what my obsession was until Richard told me. He says I'm obsessed with having my writing come out perfect. I disagree with him, but that's his observation. I think I might also be obsessed with really great storytelling and books that evoke feeling. I love your shoe collection!

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    1. Jenny: Well, if those are your obsessions, they sure help you to produce magnificent writing! I love that Richard had to tell you. It's funny how they pick up on these things that we never notice!

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  38. That's a lot of trainers!

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. WordsPoeticallyWorth: And I love them all!

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  39. Currently, I only have only one. It is searching out and finding the odd and obscure things I post on my blog. I spend a lot more time researching them than I actually spend AT them.

    I used to be obsessed with card games. I'd learn, play and master a game and then move on to another. Poker, euchre, hearts, spades, pinochle, cribbage, bridge, etc... I'm glad I'm done with all that.

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    1. Pat: It's funny how obsessions do kind of peter out after a while...I know my husband is hoping my shoe one does soon!

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  40. That's alotta sneakers! I love shoes, but not running ones. Very colorful pix.

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    1. Theresa: I love all shoes! I have too many, but that's my obsession.

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