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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

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
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
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

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.