Friday, January 13, 2012

Boots, arches and dreams ...

Did you ever want something so badly when you were a kid that you would have given up 
candy and soda for life if only your parents would just buy it for you?

You would spent days, months and years dreaming of having that one thing that would make life 
just perfect.  

But it would never come to be.

For whatever reasons ... it just never happened.

And then, some point in your life, you decide to act upon that long ago held dream.

No matter how silly or small or large or crazy it may seem to others.

You turn that dream into reality.

~ ~ ~

 I did just that this week.

I ordered myself a pair of boots.


Now you might think that a small matter.  But it wasn't to me growing up.  Every since I was a wee tyke, I wanted a pair of boots.

 Not just any boots ... but COWBOY boots.  You know the kind ... the pointed toe etched in colors.

But my parents would never buy me a pair explaining that I had a high arch.  
As a 5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 year old, I had no idea what a high arch was nor did I care.  

I just knew I wanted, NEEDED a pair of cowboy boots.


Well, here we are, 50 years later, and this week I bought my first pair of boots.
Not quite the COWBODY boot of my childhood dreams.

BUT ... these are even more awesome than I could have imagined!
They are Frye's and oh my, are they incredibly comfortable.
I'm wearing them right now ... breaking them in ...
clomping around and annoying the cat.


 ~sigh~double sigh~

: : : 
As you can see by me in the pic below, still at the age of 12, I wanted to be a
cowgirl.  That's me with my childhood pony Sparky.
We would ride in our small town Columbus Day parades
promoting my granddad's Pioneer Seed corn business.


Really now.  Don't you think my new Frye's would have completed the outfit?
Ok, I agree.  The boots could not have helped that outfit.

And by the way, I was always jealous of my friend in the cart.  She had
cowboy boots, jeans and a bolero tie.  But then,
I had the pony!

P.S.  By the way mom and dad, my arch is not too high!

As ever,


67 comments:

Friko said...

Sensible girl, we should all make our dreams come true at least once in our lives.

You did well!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

He, he,he, I love those boots and bought a pair just like them. My sister rolls her eyes at me because she's more into fancy dresses and high heels. :0) Yeeeeee haaaaaaw!

Woody said...

Back in my 20's, I wore Frey's one day, clogs the next. Now I swear by Doc Martens.

I like you choice, I prefer rounded or square toes. You will not want to take them off!

Jill said...

YEA for boots! Really happy you made your dream come true. Frye's are GREAT boots! I had a pair long, long ago.

My Journey With Candida said...

LOL... Reena,
Love this post. So happy you finally got your cow GIRL boots.

I can't think of anything I wanted as bad as you wanted those boots.

Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

When I was a kid, I wanted a tree house. I never got anything I wanted.

bobbybegood1 said...

You really are precious. This is such a beautiful post, reena. And, pardon my expression, but those boots FREAKIN rock!!!!! They are just my style. They are freakin gorgeous. You do have exquisite taste Madam. Enjoy them because you so deserve them. Boots like these are on my bucketlist. Cheers!!

latebloomerbuds said...

Better late than never and all the sweeter! They rock! Margie

Kjell T. Evensen said...

Beautiful sky and I love the boots.

biebkriebels said...

Oh, I can imagine you wanted them so badly. I wear always boots in winter, all kind of them. I have a pair almost the same as yours. I live in them. As a child I always wanted white sandals, like all the other kids, but I got brown ones beeeehhh.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You are too cute! Now, those boots are AWESOME! Love the look and they appear to be all comfy and broken in. Congrats!!

I rarely got what I wanted as a child - and I was an only child. My mother was...frugal, let's say. She hated spending money and thought the latest fad was a waste of money.

Btw, my little dog's name is Sparky. I love that name. :)

Ivanhoe said...

So jealous! Love them :)
Mine was always a good camera. Now I fullfilled my dream too. Years later...

TexWisGirl said...

never too late! you just proved that!

Ginny said...

Why did you wait so long? And what finally made you get them now?? I think we want to hear the rest of the story...did you need a little pick me up right now, are you feeling blue? Well, I'm just glad you DID it, finally!!!! LOVE the cute picture!! And the boots, of course!

Cozy Little House said...

I had a pair of Fryes in my early twenties. Wonder whatever happened to them?
Brenda

Sandra said...

i loved and still do all things Western, wanted to be a cowboy when i grew up NOT a cowgirl. enjoy your boots, they look amazing from here

Lois Evensen said...

What a wonder post. It's fun to follow our dreams, isn't it! Congrats on the boots! They are beautiful. :))

Madi and Mom said...

LOL Reena...you go cowgirl!!
Oh blogger has been a bear this week. I was forced to switch to Google Chrome as a browser
Blogger told me they were not supporting Internet explorer. The switch also put me on the upgraded blogger interface, which, in case you don't know, is the place where we prepare our post. Oh me this old catmama had to learn a lot of new tricks this week,
Hugs Madi and Mom

JillsyGirl said...

Way to go, Reena! I'm sure you must look awesome in them, and now go out and do some sh*t kickin'! :-)

lynnekovan.com said...

Lovely boots. I want some of those! Lovely post

Judy said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely love them!!! I bought my first pair a few years ago and where them whenever I can. Mine are black but I would looooooooooooove to have a brown pair.

Gillian Olson said...

Great story Reena; no it is never too late.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and story, Reena! I love your boots and I am so happy you finally got them. Enjoy! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia K said...

This is so terrific, Reena! I do LOVE your boots! And halleluiah!! you did get them! Doesn't get any better! Just the smile I needed for the day! Enjoy those boots, girl! And have a boot lovin' weekend -- never, ever too late!

Sylyvia

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I love your new boots and so enjoyed this post. I had Frye boots long ago. This past 10 years, I have enjoyed a closet full of boots. But I have a high instep (and I know that's true) so very few boots fit me properly. Ariats are my go-to-boots. But I'd love a pair of those Frye boots that you bought.

Caroline said...

Ohhhhh they are gorgeous. And even better when you can totally appreciate it like you can now! Congrats my dear!

beth said...

how exciting....

i want a pair of cowboy boots, too...but that are old and worn in....all soft and everything.

i have very sensitive feet :(

xo

ps....i just read that maine is the number one state for people to have a second home in....and thought of you

lisa said...

Oh my goodness Reena, I knew these were Fryes before I even read it! I would be lost without my Fryes, and although not exactly wearable anymore, I still have my very first pair. Over the Christmas break, my son, at my suggestion, bought his first pair. There is just something about a pair of Frye boots.
Congratulations!!!!

Ann said...

Great looking boots. Now you've got me wondering what childhood dreams I had that I now have the power to make come true :)

Rambling Woods said...

Yes those are a great pair of boots... now I always wanted a swimming pool...hubby tells me that I have a bathtub..lol

Mark said...

LOl, those boots look awesome. Similar story, I wanted a pair of boots like all the guys were wearing in the 70's, what ever they were called. My brother had a pair, but not me. Not sure why.
That picture is great, love the cars in the background, and that outfit of yours...stunning.
Great post.

Ms. Becky said...

you are hilarious. that outfit is so...vintage. I had a pony too, but never quite got over my fear of her. and I have a pair of Fryes too! Unlike yours, they don't have heels. But I like to wear them around the house dressed in nothing but my underwear. I know, isn't that odd? But it feels so good! thanks for the laughs. have a happy weekend Reena.

grammie g said...

HI Reena...oh my I loved this post!!
How wonderful you finally found out that you didn't have high arches after all..lol..unfortunately I do haha!!
I am so happy for you, and may all your dreams come true as you ride of into the sunset upon your pony in you new boots ; }
Grace

Oliag said...

One of the first things I bought myself when I graduated from college and got a job was a pair of Frye boots! I still have them although they haven't fit me in a long long time...I can not let go of them:)

Florida Farm Girl said...

At times in the past I've wanted boots, but due to a high instep (like Denise), they are very hard to fit. So, the only pair I've ever worn were snow boots when I lived in MA many years ago. And, the desire for boots passed.

Brian Miller said...

your boots are so cool...went through a couple pair of those in my teen years and a little beyond...hmm...i need to think through some of my shelved dreams...

Steve said...

What a wonderful blog entry Reena!!

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Reena, we are two peas in a pod. For me, it was Dubarry boots from Ireland.. One of my favourite posts. Must be a Virgo thing. Love your shots, great post!

Found you thru Edgar @simplethings

Jeanne :)

Kathy said...

I was on the opposite end of the spectrum. I had flat feet and all I ever wore until about the age I got interested in boys was cowboy boots. In fact I wore them into my 40s and would still wear them if I thought I could get them on and off by myself! I'm so glad you finally got a pair to enjoy the confidence they give you!

CherryPie said...

I love those boots, I know you will enjoy wearing them :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Really such a simple thing to bring a smile to our and your face! I've been wearing boots since I was a toddler! So it's a natural for me. Enjoy! :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

Congrats on your dream come true! Great post!

EG Wow said...

I love to hear when a childhood dream comes true. I bet you feel mighty fine in them there boots!

mrs mediocrity said...

hahahahahaha! yay for you! they are gorgeous.

we are kindred spirits. when i was about five, i had a complete jane west outfit and i was in heaven. the pictures still crack me up.

but i never had a pony :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

hi reena, i loved this post!

i love those boots! enjoy wearing them.

i've been wearing boots all my life!

happy weekend!
betty

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love the boots and this post because its brought on some great memories for me!!

Enjoy your weekend!!

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

The boots are beautiful! We must never give up our dreams, I love dream!
I'm happy for you, Reena
kisses
cvb

Steve Gravano said...

Those boots are so cool! I remember Frye boots when I was young. I guess Uggs are the Frye boots of yesterday?
(There's nothing like Frye!)

Marcie said...

Funny - you've just reminded me of how much I've always wanted cowboy boots too! Maybe it's time for me to fill a long lost dream too!! :-)

heyBJK said...

Your sky photos are beautiful, Reena! I love the colors! And I have to say, your boots kick butt! Enjoy 'em!

Michaele said...

LOL A kindred cowgirl spirit you are. Those are dang nice boots!!

Catherine said...

Good for you for going out and getting the boots you have always dreamed of. Kick up your heals and wear them in good health!!
xo Catherine

ds said...

Serious case of boot envy over here...sigh...now checking heart for lost desires.
Those boots were made for stompin'. Enjoy!!

Linda R. said...

It's never to late to make dreams come true.. I have a pair of Cowboy boots I bought a couple of years ago. They are pretty comfy!

HOpe you are having a awesome weekend.

Hugs, Linda

Evelyn S. said...

Those are fabulous-looking boots, Reena! Great for walking...but the heel is high enough to be good in a stirrup. ;-) (Because I grew up riding horses, I had real cowboy boots....and I still have them 50+ years later. However, my feet don't fit in them anymore....maybe two pregnancies had something to do with that.)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - seems like a good idea to me.

I have wanted a new DSLR since I was a kid - I just had to wait until they were invented! Now for the 400mm lens!
and the ...... and the .......!

Cheers Stewart M – Australia

Fjällripan said...

A wonderful post!! And you finally got your self a great looking, pair of boots! :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

spooky how much you look like Kate ... and I love those boots... alas Frye boots do not fit size 10.5/11 feet so well and I do actually have a very high arch/instep ..

ladyfi said...

Hurray for getting your dream boots!

S. Etole said...

Always a gift to realize a dream!

Jennifer Richardson said...

yeeeee haw!!!!
I love your boots
and your heart to go out
and git 'em:)
happy trails,
Jen

Mental P Mama said...

LOL...You Go Girl! How could you possibly have had the pony and no boots?? Love, High Arched MPM

bon bon said...

AAAAHH!!! i love 'em! ha!! i had a pair just like these once, and i almost hate to tell you what happened to them. let's just say, mom and dad kind of know what they're talking about... hope your arch is a tad lower than mine! ;o)

Sharkbytes said...

Good for you for fulfilling this lifelong dream!

Georgianna said...

Hi Reena! What a fun post! Love your boots and glad you treated yourself. I hope your New Year is off to a great start. – g

geetlee said...

ooohhhh, the boots are just so divine! they look lovely!
absolutely loved the silhouette shots of the branches, against the lovely sky.

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