The Quest

Ya'll, I am not kidding when I say that once I get my mind set on something, I cannot. let. it. go! Sometimes my blind obsession blurs the ever faint line of logic and reasoning. Last night, after we grilled out and had the most delicious meal, we decided to go run some errands. My mom had "surprised" us by coming in town Sunday afternoon, so this past weekend was filled with shopping and eating and eating and more shopping...and so on and so on.

Anyway, as we ventured out I told my mom that I wanted to run by Walgreens because my friend Tonja was aiding and abetting my quest for the cutest! flip-flops! ever! and told me that I just had to check out the ones from Walgreens. I don't normally shop at Walgreens, I'm a CVS girl for all my pharmaceutical products, but on the advice of one flip-flop fanatic to another, I decided to go.

Oh my word. I thought I died and gone to flip-flop heaven. Girlfriend was right in saying they had the cutest flip-flops with Hawaiian type flowers, bright colors, etc. all for under $5.99! I had on a brightly colored multi-patterned shirt and found flip-flops that just looked too cute!

Look, ya'll, I'm not kidding. Check this out...

See. What'd I tell ya. I told Hubby that I could not. pass. them. up! They were made for this shirt with some cute black capris and all this brightly colored busyness going on. They were calling out to me from the land of freshly manicured feet and bright orange toenails!

But here's the ridiculous part. I went to every Walgreens within a 20 mile radius looking for my size. Yes, gas is $3.09 a gallon, but I was determined I was getting these $5.99 flip-flops, because a) they were so doggone cute and matched my shirt so well, and b) because they were $5.99!

I still didn't find my size. I need a "medium" and had to settle for a "large" but I have not taken the tags off yet. I'm putting out an A.P.B. (All Peeps in Bloggerville) to B.O.L.O. (be on the lookout) for these in a medium.

Mom's heading back to Atlanta in the morning and she's gonna check out all the Walgreens in her area. It's a nationwide search. Yep, that's how important it is when a girl and a shoe fall in love.

16 sweet friends had to say...:

The Preacher's Wife said...

We only have a CVS here dear but I promise you if I go by a Walgreen's I'll be checkin' it out for you!! :))

That is just an adorable outfit...who knew??

Musicaljean said...

Ha, ha!! We just got our first Walgreens, so if I get a chance, I'll take a look. Wouldn't you just love to say you got those cute things in Lancaster County, PA???

Penless Thoughts said...

That's amazing how they totally match. I can see why you were so excited. If I get by a Walgreens I'll check for you.

Tonja said...

LOL! This is hilarious...and I am so glad you told it like it was...I have been known to do the same thing. I called every Wal-Mart store in the state looking for a pair of cropped jeans once...found 'em, too. I also spent 2 days trying to track down a purse I saw in Birmingham, but didn't buy. Found it in Atlanta. Course, by the time you pay for adds up. But the thrill of FINALLY having itin your hot little hands makes it all worthwhile. I will head out to Walgreen's ASAP.

I agree, that top with black capris and THE shoes...perfect.
A fashion statement to be sure!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Too funny.. and so true. There's a Wallgreens 2 minutes away on Peachtree Street. I'll go check it out and let you know.

Rhoda said...

Man, Tracey, that is a match made in heaven & I can see why you went all over creation looking for your size. I have a Walgreens near me & next time I'm by there, I'll check it out. You can be sure someone will find a pair for you in Medium.

Those flip-flops really are a great fashion accessory. I think I need a couple more pairs....;0

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MorningSong said...

You are hilarious. I tell you that as I read your blog the voice I hear is Paula Dean. Just FYI! haha

CrownLaidDown said...

A girl after my own heart... Yes, they are so cute!

Thanks for your prayers, Sister!
I look forward to reading more of your posts. Congratulations on your wonderful find!

We lived in Marshall, TX for several years, so Barksdale AFB and the Blue Angels was a yearly trip. Of course it always came with a sun burn and a very thirsty family!

We'll be driving through Alabama the first of July...destined for Destin! Woo hoo! We love Alabama! Especially the folks there...
Again thanks for your prayers!
Love in Him,

Penless Thoughts said...

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Lynne said...

Love the flip-flops and your determination! I'll have to look for a Walgreen's for you.

justabeachkat said...

Can't believe no one else asked this important question...where did you get the cute shirt? Love it! I'll look for the shoes and will let you know if I find them.

RealEstateGirl said...

Kat, I got it at Stein Mart! One of my MOST favorite stores!

Kim said...

Spoken like a true southern woman -we do love our flip flops, don't we? I used to be a fan of CVS but Walgreens has won me over!Why there is one on every corner in our state now - Keep bloggin - love your posts!

Jungle Mom said...

Very cute! thanks for your prayers these last few days have been difficult here in Venezuela.

Musicaljean said...

I thought I left a comment here a few hours ago, but I don't know where it went.

Anyway, I wanted you to know that I went to Walgreens today and looked at every flipflop in the entire store (and there were a lot of them), but those cute things you pictured were not there in any size at all. So sorry. I guess we're just not THAT cute up here in the north. Ha, ha!!

RealEstateGirl said...

Thanks for looking Jean! My mom checked all the Walgreens near her house in Atlanta too and said they didn't have them either!

Looks like I'm just gonna have to settle for the "Large" and make do... cause I just can't give up all that cuteness!

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