So Anyone Know Where I Can Get Some Steel-Toed Flats?

[Sub-Titled: A Party In Review*]

THE GOOD:  The party went very well.  The pre-party helper elves were wonderful.  Highly recommend that approach to party giving.

The homemade hot dips were a hit.  Next year I’ll make more of those.  Chips & dips were very popular as well.  Healthy veggies & humus & dry snacky snacks, like sesame sticks & salted cashews, were not so popular.  [Of course, those may be more for me than the party guests.]

The wraps and the pretzel sandwiches, which we got from the Kroger deli, were snarfed.  Inhaled.  As was were the fancy cheeses & fruits pastes & crackers & wafers.  God bless Murray’s Cheese [at Kroger] for putting together a perfect cheese board.

The plates of cookies from a local German bakery were a big hit.  Truly yummy.  And the adorable cupcake Santa from the Kroger bakery was almost all eaten, leaving behind a rather Dali-esque image of Mr. Claus.  Oddly though, candy like M&Ms and Snickers was hardly touched.  Who’d of thought?

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THE BETTER:  The pre-party started at 5:30 p.m.  The last party guests left at 1:30 a.m.  [The helper elves were spending the night with us.  So we all went to bed at 2:00 a.m. after doing a fast pre-collapse clean-up.]

During our 8 hours of merriment we went through 7 bottles of wine, 40 bottles of beer, 20 cans of soda & 20 bottles of water.  There was also some shots of bourbon & a Brazilian liquor.  [Both were gifts.  Both were tasty.]

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THE UGLY:  I got hurt during our party when I dropped an ottoman on my left big toe.  The wooden leg of the ottoman went exactly onto my big toe.  Not onto the floor.  Not onto the top of my foot.  No, it went onto my toe which was inside my cute Stuart Weitzman flats– which I’m sad to report do nothing to stop a falling object, like an ottoman, from hurting a toe.  Wussy shoes.

Nothing is broken so I’ll probably survive this self-inflected act of stupidness.  But really, it hurt when I did it.  And it still hurts as I sit here typing.  *meh*  So on that cheery note, I’m out of here.  Going to put my foot up with a bag of ice on it.  Take some acetaminophen.  And rest my weary self.

Later kids.

*  This post is probably more for me than for my readers.  I need to put this info somewhere where I’ll find it next year.  And as I always know where my blog is, a post here seems like the logical place to me.

[Hello FTC!  Please rest assured that I was not compensated for my opinions here.  Just a few of my personal thoughts about stuff & things.  This & that.  Nothing for you to worry about really.  But, as always, thanks for stopping by, FTC.  And Merry Christmas to You & Yours.]

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Ally Bean

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21 thoughts on “So Anyone Know Where I Can Get Some Steel-Toed Flats?”

  1. Forgot to say that the title of this post is from Zen-Den. After he saw what I’d done to my foot, he shook his head and told me that I’d better get some steel-toed flats. He didn’t say that I shouldn’t be moving furniture during a party. Not that. Just that I needed different footwear. 😉

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  2. Dropped an ottoman on your toe? That sounds like something I would do. 7 bottles of wine and 40 bottles of beer? That’s all? You must have invited boring people.

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  3. I’m so glad your party went well. I wondered how things ended up. And I was pleased to read about all the nice Kroger things :). I am very sorry to hear about your toe. It looks like it really hurts. Ouch. Well I just found out that our annual family Christmas party is at our house this year because my in-laws home is still not fully back to normal (from the June 29 storm). This does not really make me all that happy, considering there are 30 people on my husbands side of the family. I have no idea where all these people will be in my house. . .

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  4. So glad to hear your party went well–sounds like the food and drinks were perfect! I thought about you while I was practicing with the flute quartet for 4 hrs (standing) Friday night.
    Very sorry to hear about your toe! OUCH!! I bet you can only wear slippers for now. Next time, ask Zen-Den to move any furniture:)

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    1. Beth, I like your idea. Henceforth, Z-D can move all the furniture, unless I find some steel-toed flats.

      [4 hours on your feet for a practice? You do know about this new thing called a chair, right?]

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  5. I would have been all over the sesame sticks and cashews – 2 of my favorite things that I never buy. I’m also very fond of humus. Silly guests! Sorry about your toe. I tipped an aluminum walker onto mine once and managed to hit it just right so I think I did break it, or at least crack it. Overall it sounds like you had a good party!

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  6. Sounds like a great party, so glad it went well. I would have loved the humous and veggies, they would have been so hoovered. The toe looks very sore. When I was fourteen I was moving a kitchen table from the lounge back to the kitchen and I dropped it on my left big toe as I tried to get it through the door. The flap coming down on top didn’t help as it kind of added a pinch effect. Anyway I didn’t break it but I was off school for about a fortnight as it hurt to have it pointing downwards at the floor (ie where it should be) and I had to sit with it up until the nail came off. So big ouch, I know how you feel. Hurts way more than you think it should. Glad the party was worth it and good to see your husband has a very pragmatic approach. 🙂

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    1. Polly, you & I could of hovered over the hummus together– & never been bothered! Your toe accident sounds horrible. Poor kid. Mine is getting better the less I walk on it.

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  7. Yeah, I keep a folder for entertaining notes to remember. For some stupid reason I always read the notes AFTER the next party! Sounds like you had a good one except for the toe.

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  8. I love those flats, but the toe looks painful. I love those sandwich wraps and would have helped you with the hummus, especially if it was the roasted red pepper kind. Yum. Glad the festivities were festive.

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    1. Excellent point. I could use the flats for lots of different parties. Or I could stop moving furniture around during parties, I suppose. I am such a klutz. *sigh*

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  9. So glad your party was a hit! YAY! So sorry about your toe. 😦 I dropped a Cuisinart on my toe awhile ago…well, maybe 2 or 3 toes, and that hurt plenty.

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    1. Thanks J. It was fun to give a party where everyone had a good time, but the toe thing was a boo-boo bummer. However, reading about your klutzy move, I feel like I’m a whiner… with just one damaged toe. Show-off!

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