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A Pile Of.....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I've been in trouble a lot lately, which is nothing new....remember the Ambien misadventure? That was just one misadventure in a long line of misadventures. Oh well, I'm me and that's just the way it goes. I'm damn near 50; it's not likely  my personality is going to change 180 degrees any time soon.

But today I made another realization, something my husband has been trying to get me to realize for years now. He does this by leaving a three and a half pile of shoes in front of the bedroom door so I have to step over them or trip on them and break my neck. I guess I could move them, but I have mentioned I'm stubborn too?

I have this really bad habit. Yeah, I know, who would have thought right? Well I have this habit of taking my shoes off when I come in the house. I don't know why. I'm certainly not trying to protect my carpet, it looks like I've raised a freaking cattle farm in my living room, and in a way I guess I have. It's probably just the Texas girl in me and I can't stand shoes on my feet any longer than need be. The problem is that I leave them where ever they happen to come off.

Every morning I search the entire upstairs for the shoes I knew I left in my bedroom. HA! I never leave my shoes in my bedroom. And my closet, well forget that. I have a PILE of shoes that I frantically search through every damn day. I pick up and throw shoe after shoe only to realize the ones I want aren't there.

This morning on my daily hunt I realized just how bad my habit was. So you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to show you. So ready or not here we go and remember, just remember, this is on a good day.

Just one. That's odd.

Oh, there's the other one in a pile of some more.

Love these.

Not sure why I didn't put these back in the box?

Rainboots, this is Oregon, remember?

Gross, wear everywhere sandals 

But on my way out of the house this morning after looking for the shoes I wanted:

Finally found them under a table and a chair in the living room. 

Anyway after I found them I was out of the door in a whirlwind to make my doctor appointment and I saw this:

None of these are mine.

Neither are these.
These were all in the entry way. I guess the difference is that I leave mine ALL OVER THE HOUSE.
PLEASE tell me I'm not alone!


Furry Bottoms December 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

Hang on... I need to stop giggling...

Okay, you aren't the only one who leaves shoes where ever, including the entryway. I don't think anyone puts them away, really. Except me on PMS, then I'm a terror after whoever left shoes in my freaking way out the door that could have resulted in a broken nose because they tripped me and I slammed my face into the door. Yeah that.

My Mercurial Nature December 20, 2011 at 1:36 PM  

I have a basket just a few feet inside the door (entering the house from the garage, because we never use the front door) and all shoes go in there (or get left IN the garage). I'm a stickler about this. Not that it has saved my carpet, either... :-/

Tami December 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM  

I'd like to say I do it too, but I am kinda a neat freak and I HATE shoes all over the place. I would say I am like Furry Bottoms when she is in PMS - except I'm like that ALL the time! In fact, I have an old chest at the front door for the boys to throw their shoes in. Only trouble is, they take them off AT the chest, but not IN the chest. (So I have them partially trained).
The only thing I can agree upon is that I have the same amount of shoes as you. LOL!

Christy December 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM  

I don't wear shoes in the house. I have a pair of clogs that I throw on if I have to be in the garage. That floor is gross. But I'm usually looking for mine too. And I don't think I have as many pairs as you. Maybe it's a country girl thing.

MichaelHarley December 20, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

Living in the Pacific Northwest most people take off their shoes because it's wet outside. And who wants to trudge dirt and mud all around the house? I think architects need to redesign houses so that there's a closet of some sort at the entry way for shoes and jackets so that you can take them off right away. Why didn't anybody think of that before? you're not alone, there are many "japanese" who live here. come in the house, take off the shoes.

Nolie December 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM  

Sorry honey. Our shoes come off at the door. However our shoes NEVER make it into the closet. They are all in the front entry way. I get mad at people who come in my house and keep their shoes on. My dad is the worst culprit.. I guess he thinks I have magic fairies that sweep all the damn dirt and hair off my living room floor.

Dazee Dreamer December 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM  

being the hater of shoes also, I do leave a couple of pair in the kitchen, but I do try to get the rest of them into the closet. My husband, would put them there himself if I left them hanging around like, ummm, you do.

The Queen December 20, 2011 at 4:28 PM  

I will not wear shoes in the house. It's rude. Mine are always just inside the door. Now the Hookers. they put theirs away.. only because if they are left around . the fellow hookers will steal them in a heart beat.. won't think twice about it..and will lie to each other about who actually stole them...

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 4:44 PM  

Mercurial Nature;

we have a basket too, but nothing ever makes it in there :(

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 4:45 PM  

Tami, i wish I could be more neat, but, well, I have only myself to blame.

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 4:46 PM  

My Mad Mind,

sometimes, I might, only sometimes, wear socks in the house, usually I'm barefoot. It must be a country girl thing :)

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 4:47 PM  


You hit the nail on the head with that one. It's always wet, muddy and icky out there this time of year!

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 4:48 PM  

Nolie, it doesn't bother me if people wear their shoes in my house I have the dogs and numerous bipeds, but mine always come off!

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM  

Dazee...heehee. I thought I put them where they would be easy to grab, but I guess I'm just messy.

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

Queen, no one usually wears shoes in the house here except for Nikki. She does, with lots of socks, because her temperature control gauge doesn't work because of a birth defect, but I have a feeling she just like to show them off.

Carol-Anne December 20, 2011 at 4:55 PM  

I'm really surprise at how many of your commenters have said they remove their shoes in the house....I thought that was more of a Canadian thing.

I have OCD, so I always take my shoes off at the door, and only leave EXACTLY 2 pairs at the door at any given time! And I do the same for everyone else in the house! One of the good/bad things about having OCD!

Tere December 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM  

You are definitely not alone I walk in the house and take my shoes off... leaving them in the kitchen, in the doorway. They then end up in a pile inside my bedroom door. Yep, rummaging thru shoes and not finding the ones I want. It doesn't matter I have 23 more pairs in my closet. (Too bad I can't find them). I have a shoe fetish... I admit it!!

Tere December 20, 2011 at 5:58 PM  

You are definitely not alone I walk in the house and take my shoes off... leaving them in the kitchen, in the doorway. They then end up in a pile inside my bedroom door. Yep, rummaging thru shoes and not finding the ones I want. It doesn't matter I have 23 more pairs in my closet. (Too bad I can't find them). I have a shoe fetish... I admit it!! December 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM  

The purple shoes rockkkkk. I want them!

Do you ride your Harley w/those babies?!! Xxx

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM  


I seem to be OCD about BUYING shoes, just not putting them away. Oy!

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

Tere! Yea! A soul, or sole mate!

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

Oh Inner Chick I wish, that would ROCK!

Just Two Chicks December 20, 2011 at 8:02 PM  

You are not The only reason our shoes are put away, is because we have a puppy who eats everything. I mean, he eats walls for crying out loud, shoes would be nothing for him!

I really want rain boots, but cannot come up with a good reason for having them... it didn't rain at all this summer. We're still under strict water restrictions. You know, Texas is HOT. ;)

middle child December 20, 2011 at 8:08 PM  

The shoe thing? Perfectly normal. In fact, after 20 years, my husband now does the same thing. But......he isn't good at it. I'm always tripping over them in the dark. Damn!

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 8:12 PM  

Two Chicks;

it's funny you guys, or as I used to say y'all, usually get more rain than we do. Although in Texas it comes all in one hour it seems! People here freak if we get a 1/2" a day.

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 8:13 PM  

middle child, I trip over my own shoes. you'd think I'd learn. I was looking for a pair of shoes the other day and he said "get a shovel and go through your closet." Ouch!

Velvet_Heaven December 20, 2011 at 8:26 PM  

I love this. I actually bought a freaking bookshelf for my closet to store my *ahem* collection of shoes(shoe racks I've seen aren't sturdy enough for me). I was very disciplined about keeping them organized and stored in their place in the closet...for a week or so. Mine are everywhere too, but somehow wind up in a pile in the kitchen. I have no idea why!

The Bipolar Diva December 20, 2011 at 9:51 PM  

mine are everywhere. I never really noticed it until today. I have a shoe organizer and it's full, and my closet floor is piled. I need a huge closet, who am I kidding? I'd still leave my stuff out.

Kelly December 20, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

Ours are piled in our entryway as well. Even though I have one of those over the door shoe things on the inside of the front closet no one [except me!!] can manage to put the shoes away.

MarkD60 December 21, 2011 at 4:32 AM  

I found the missing shoe from the first picture is in the second picture!
Glad I could help you find it!

Talk to my wife, our closet floor is three feet deep in her stuff.
A lot of girls keep very messy rooms. Most kids think girls are neater than boys, but this changes as we get older!

Unknown December 23, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

Haha, I always lose my shoes because I take them off wherever and just leave them. Then when I want them, I can usually only find one. The other one is usually lost under a chair or even in another room!!

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