Having gotten some work done in the last two days, I now get to blog about retail therapy. I spent last Thursday shopping in nearby college town, with a retired colleague who doesn't drive. I bought a few long-sleeve v-neck t-shirts that can be dressed up or down (the temp down here in sabbatical-land rarely reaches 75 degrees and there is always a lovely breeze). I needed them. And I bought a new denim shirt. Needed that, too. Haha. And some new casual shoes to replace the aging, leather sneakers I purchased a 100 years ago in Manhattan. Couldn't find any that were leather (like my beloved brown Merrells), but I fell in love with these red Clark and jute-colored Simple sneakers. MP1 needs to come visit me next spring because the shoe shop where I bought these is just a-mazing. So many excellent brands and styles that are tough to find all in one spot.