My name is Cotterpin, and I have a shoe addiction.
I’m the living embodiment of the “woman+shoes=love” cliche.
I am ashamed.
Which is why I’ve been putting off packing for Germany. Because seriously? I’m going to need a lot of shoes for Germany. Cute everyday shoes. Rugged hiking boots. Warm winter snow boots. Run to the store in the rain boots*. A pair or two of high heels for the occasional date night. My cute brown leather boots that go with everything. Some running shoes (hahaha!). And, for when the weather gets nicer, a pair or two of sandals.
Now, we did have a shipment of items that went over earlier this month…and that will arrive after Thanksgiving. I filled that shipment with spring clothes, Li’s toys, a bike, a tv, towels, kitchen items, and some early Christmas presents for Li…But somehow neglected to send more than the couple pairs of sandals and the rain boots over at that time. I guess I thought that I would still be using most of my shoes for another three weeks???
I don’t know. It makes my head hurt a little.
So, weigh in- how many shoes do you really think it takes to get through three seasons (or 6 months) in a foreign country on foreign terrain?
The informal poll I’ve started ranges from 10 pairs to 2. I’m sitting at 9 right now…
*And, no, rain boots and snow boots are not the same thing, BRISKET.