I need one nice, comfortable pair of black dress shoes. I need one good pair of shoes that I can garden, and eventually hike in. (I have shoes I can garden in now, but I don’t want them trashed, I like their colors/styles and wearing them out and about.) I could use one nice, comfortable pair of brown semi-dress shoes. But I *hate* the idea of single or even dual-purpose shoes, or rather, I hate spending real money on them. But I have to do so in order to get shoes my feet can tolerate.
Maybe I need to get over the idea that I don’t “deserve” nice things, or more relevantly, that I don’t deserve to spend Casey’s and/or Audrey’s money on nice things for me. I really do contribute heavily to this family, even if it isn’t for cold hard cash.