Nothing Says I Love You Like a Good Pair of BootLaces

"Wouldn't it be wonderful to get one gift that you didn't have to dust, that had to be used right away, that was practical, fit everyone, was personal and would be remembered for a long time? "

That's what Erma Bombeck asked.   And while her answer was "Gift certificate for a FLU shot", my answer was Bootlaces.

People laugh when I tell them that's what I got for Christmas this year. (man, did you screw up?) After all, I use my boots EVERYDAY in snow, rain, shine, puddles and DURT.  My boots are Weatherbeaters, and they cost $29.99 at K-mart 4 years ago, and they are going to last at least 35 years.  But the Bootlaces will not.

So, when I opened my box, and found not one but TWO pairs of 60" bootlaces, (score!) I was thrilled. I ripped the bailing twine that I had been using for the last year off the boots and put in the new laces...I had a new pair of boots. And I admit, Rick has gotten his fair share of ribbing for giving the love of his life bootlaces for Christmas. But nothing says, I LOVE YOU!  like a pair of good bootlaces. I lace them every day, and I think...gee, He Really Loves Me.

So this weekend, I was out and about with friends at the barn, hiking up the back hill to check fences and getting water at the spring...and then back down again to head to the Farmer's Exchange, then back to clean the stock tanks. I was changing out of my boots before going into the house for a much deserved Cup of coffee with the gals. One of my friends said..."hey, are those boots warm? Your feet look dry too..." (her rimfrost boots were soaked) And hey...aren't those the bootlaces that Rick gave you for Christmas?"

Sure are.
;)
LKR



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