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SusannaG

SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Fatal Enquiry
Will Thomas
Progress: 25/304 pages
How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life
Ruth Goodman
Progress: 350/480 pages
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %

Happiness is New Shoes

My mother and I made an experimental order of shoes from Britain about a week or so ago.  (I have hard-to-fit feet: short (US 6), wide (EE), and with high arches.  I can't wear heels over about an inch, due to balance issues, and sandals have never worked for me.  I can rule out 90-95% of shoes in most stores or catalogs off the top of the bat.  My history in shoe stores, as far back as I can remember - 1970 - is a tale of mostly disappointment.)

 

My new shoes just came, and are wonderful.  They are a rich brown suede, soft and buttery.  They were actually a little roomy before I added the optional inserts that came with them!

 

I have a big pile of unread books (decisions, decisions), and new shoes that fit.

 

I am a very happy woman.