Kickin’ It Up In Boots While Surrounded By Boxes

by Sherry Riter in Fun,Product

No matter how many years you live in the city, if you were born in the country and raised by people who make one syllable words into two syllables, you’ll always be country at heart.

After today’s packing and throwing away, my home resembles a…storage unit except that there is a large, lit turtle tank with Turtle swimming around in it. The ratio of boxes sitting around the perimeter of the rooms versus unpacked stuff has tipped. Today also marked the day when I decided that I don’t want to own anything. Well, I still want to have dishes, a camera, a computer, clothes, cuddly blankets, my toothbrush and a new pair of boots.

Can you believe I said a new pair of boots after all the hard work I’ve done getting rid of stuff? (rolling eyes at myself)

When I first started blogging, I think I entered every giveaway on the Internet. It took so much time to enter them and return daily to tweet them, that I hardly had any time to write. After awhile, I realized I just couldn’t keep up the pace, so I quit entering giveaways except for a random one here and there. Tonight, after working my butt off with the packing stuff, I sat down to read my tweets and I bet you can’t guess what I found.

Uh huh. A giveaway. Not just any giveaway. It is a giveaway for boots. It would be appropriate if you said, “The Redhead Riter = Sucker For Boots” because it would be true. I think it is genetic and the gene improves with each generational mutation because “Alyssa = Sucker For Boots AND Goes Out Shopping To Buy Them.”

So if I used the lingo and accent of my country raising…A new pa-ir of boots wood look rea-al niiice with my black cowboy ha-at, don’tcha thaink?

womens black cowboy hat

Hard to believe I used to talk like that too.

Anyway, I entered the giveaway which ends October 1st. (rolling my eyes at myself) I am going to do what Joan suggests (manifest my dreams), but…

Yeah, I know – No “but’s” are allowed when thinking positively and manifesting.

Since I’m going to believe that I will win the boots, I’ve got to act like it, right? Let’s see how good I am at this manifesting stuff. I’m seeing the boots in my mind’s eye as already won and on my feet. They fit perfectly and my feet are warm. (Peeking under the desk to look at imaginary boots on my feet) Man! I look hot in these boots! 😉

Anyway, I thought I would show you the boots I like and ask you a few questions to see how country you are:

  • Do you wear boots?
  • Which pair of boots do you like best out of my favorite pairs pictured below?

Seagreen Madras Mad Dog Boot

Madison Boot - Burnished Red

Grey Black Sequin Eagle Boot

Stone Python Print S5 ToeBoot

Crush Sultry Slouch Boots - Midnight Black

Crush Sultry Slouch Boots - Distressed Sunset Brown

Antique Cognac Cream Wingtip Eagle Boot

Wynona Boots - Beige Chocolate

Oh my goodness, I surely do love leather.

If I win…oops! I mean, when I win, 😉 I might have to pull on a pair of tight fittin’ jeans with my new boots, go outside and let Alyssa take a picture of me perched on a fence. Giddy up!

The city me: I hope you enjoyed looking at the boots. It has been a pleasure having you visit my blog today and I look forward to seeing you again.

The country me: Ya’ll come back now and sit fer awhile next time. I’ll bake ya’ sum reeely good collards, cornbread, ungyons soaked in vineger and a juicy peach cobbler with some homemade iiice cream. Thanks fer stoppin’ by! {{{hugssss}}}

The real me which is a combination of the other two: Can’t you almost smell the leather?! Wow! Those boots are so beautiful! I hope you enjoyed checking them out as much as I did showing you. Wish me luck! {{{hugss}}}



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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Joan September 16, 2012 at 6:43 am

LOL LOL LOL! You truly had me laughing out loud! I think this was one of the funniest posts you have ever written! Loved the part about you manifesting that the boots were already on your feet! “Since I’m going to believe that I will win the boots, I’ve got to act like it, right? Let’s see how good I am at this manifesting stuff. I’m seeing the boots in my mind’s eye as already won and on my feet. They fit perfectly and my feet are warm. (Peeking under the desk to look at imaginary boots on my feet) Man! I look hot in these boots! 😉 ”

Thanks for the shout out on my manifestation blog Rich Beyond My Wildest Dreams. . .Thin Beyond My Fondest Hopes To tell you the truth, I really don’t know if this manifestation stuff is everything it is cracked up to be. I keep manifesting that I am a successful screenwriter who lives high in the Malibu Mountains overlooking the sea – and Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Glenn Close and all the other famous actresses of my era are my best friends and keep calling me on the phone asking me to write screenplays for them. Sample of a phone call from Barbra Streisand, “Joan, you know no one in Hollywood is writing smart, comedic scripts for us older actresses to star in. Please write a screenplay for me. You can name your price!”

As much as I keep manifesting that all these actresses want me to write screenplays for them – and keep holding these pictures in my mind’s eye that I am indeed a famous writer and am living the life of my dreams, if the truth be told, so far I am batting zero when it comes to manifesting my dreams. 🙁

Okay enough about manifestation and on to your boot question. Do I wear boots and which pair of boots do I like best out of your favorite pairs pictured?

Well, I’ll tell you, Redhead Riter, I wore boots when Nancy Sinatra sang the song These Boots Were Made For Walkin’ However, Nancy Sinatra’s boots don’t look quite as hot and sexy as the boots you picked out do. To tell you the truth, I can’t decide which pair of boots that you pictured that I liked best. I like them all! 🙂


2 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

🙂 I had myself laughing at the manifesting part too. I actually looked down at my feet!!! LOL

Never give up on your dreams, Joan. You are a wonderful writer and we’ve just got to keep believing that the break you need is going to happen for you. Have faith and chin up!!!

Nancy Sinatra era was the last time you wore boots? Oh my! I think ALL the boots I picked out are hot and sexy. LOL I guess that would be hot and sexy in a country girl sort of way. There are boots, however, that are made just to be sexy. Here’s a link to one of my favorite stores of all time and they have the the kind of sexy boots that appeal to the other side of this redhead: Frederick’s Of Hollywood.


3 Joan September 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Redhead Riter, I will never give up my dream of selling my screenplays! I write strong character-driven comedy/dramas that star actresses, because no one is writing screenplays for older actresses (forty and over). Why is nobody writing screenplays for older actresses? Because the powers that be say that older actresses cannot open a film. But I am right and Hollywood is wrong! I believe that older actresses can open a film! I have written a screenplay that will prove Hollywood wrong and I am convinced that I will have the last laugh! 🙂


4 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

(shaking poms poms) Go-o-o-o-o-o-o Joan!


5 Skip_D September 16, 2012 at 7:07 am

Good luck, & enjoy your boots!!! My personal preference is the 10″ crush sultry slouch boots – distressed sunset brown… & second, their sister pair in midnight black. …ohhh, did I tell you I’m neither city or country, but a sailor-adventurer, descended from Vikings? 😉


6 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

I woke up with the new boots on! 😉 Well, in my manifesting eye I did!

So didn’t Vikings wear big furry boots???


7 Skip_D September 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Probably in the dead of northern winter some Vikings wore fur-lined boots, but more often something like the ones I named, but generally not as high & loose as those. Actually, I’ve got some traditional reindeer skin boots that I bought in the central Swedish town my ancestors came from that have up-turned toes like Santa’s elves wear! 😉


8 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

“I’ve got some traditional reindeer skin boots” OH MY GOSH! You killed Rudolph!!!!! No wonder Santa doesn’t visit me anymore! LOL


9 Skip_D September 16, 2012 at 7:11 am

…ohhh, btw – I haven’t worn boots for years, although when I lived in Eritrea & Ethiopia, I wore them most of the time.


10 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

What do you wear now?


11 Skip_D September 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Most of the time I wear nothing – talking about my feet here 😉 …or else flip-flops. I have prescription shoes with extra support that I got from the VA, but I NLR wear them when I go out, so most of the time I’m functually barefoot 😀


12 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Did you know that barefoot is bad for your feet? I always wear fluffy slippers so that I walk on clouds. LOL


13 Susanne September 16, 2012 at 8:04 am

As a New Englander, you can only imagine just how many pairs of boots we own. Entire closets, bins and containers are devoted to our beloved boots. There is no weather condition or occaision that we can’t accomodate in our boots. They were made for alot more than walking. They are an expression of who we are.

Our favorites have been resoled countless times. People will refinance their homes so the entire family can be seen wearing their UGGS. Thanks to Tom Brady, men are even jumping on the UGG wagon. Personally, I have two favorites, knee high red rubber boots, and knee high black leather equestrian style with some great buckles giving them a more edgy look.

It’s been many decades since I’ve worn a cowboy boot, and fond memories flood my mind, I would choose either the burnished red as the more practical, however if went with just the wow factor, I would choose the Wynona Beige/Chocolate pair. The conservative never really dies in a New Englander….lol.

In this past move, I came to “his” house with with virtually nothing. When, some day, I leave “his” house it will be with the same. Most imporantly, that will be okay. Like you, I’ll still have my boots.


14 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

On the serious note, “When, some day, I leave” comment makes me think that maybe you are progressing? {{{hugssss}}}

Entire closets of boots? Are you really Imelda Marcos? Have you just been pretending that your name is Susanne? LOL I still don’t have a pair of UGGS and Alyssa doesn’t seem to be wanting to pass them down to me like shes has done so many other pairs of shoes. I may end up one day having to buy a pair myself. Ewww, that means I will have to shop because I don’t think I know what size my boot I would need. That tells you how long it has been since I’ve been shopping!!!! LOL


15 Skip_D September 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

When I lived in New England I often wore those wonderful L.L. Bean leather-topped rubber boots. Before that, in NJ I wore what we used to call desert boots, & in Ethiopia I often wore combat boots. But here in the hot, humid, miserable climate of Arkansas, flip-flops or barefoot are the only way to go… even with the occasional extreme discomfort that follows accidentally treading on some fire ants… :/


16 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

OUCH! I do not like bugs and especially fire ants! There were so many of them in Texas!!!


17 Susanne September 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Skip, I have to admit that the L.L.Bean “duck” boots were among the top 5 for longer than I care to remember. It was a sad day, when they had to be “recycled” in the place where only favorite boots can go.

Red, “someday” is virtually every day…lol. My brain progresses, nothing else

A note about New England closets. Some of us live in old, small houses that come complete with equally small closets. It’s all about space and the old adage about a it coming as serious premium. Imelda I’m not, just a working class shmuck who has accumulated winter boots throughout the years x 2 schmucks, hence the overflow bins. You won’t find me in the UGG section. I find them UGGLY! Yes I’ll tell you how I really feel. Gee, I bet you’re’m shameless. Oh and I’d wanna’ be a manifester too….


18 Joan September 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

OMG I forgot!!! I do wear boots! I have a pair of black suede UGG boots that I live in during the winter, but since my UGG’s are not hot and sexy looking, but just comfortable, I never think of them as boots which they are! 🙂


19 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I want a pair of UGGs too!

Time to manifest….(looking in the closet at a brand new box with a pair of UGGs safely tucked inside)


20 Dining With Debbie September 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Great post! Thanks for linking up my giveaway. Country Outfitter has soooooo many boots that I would LOVE to have:). Here’s wishing you good luck!


21 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

The Redhead Riter sits down and types, “You’re welcome, Debbie! Thanks for the giveaway and stopping by!” As she pushes the chair back and props her feet up on the desk to relax a bit, she admires the boots she just won from Dining With Debbie and Country Outfitter and thinks about how beautiful they look in the glow of light from the computer monitor. 😉


22 Sue September 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I was not brought up country, but if I was, the 1st pair and the last pair are my favorite. Great fun post..gotta go tweet it now. As for manifesting, have you read Think And Grow Rich?


23 Sherry Riter September 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thank you!

I read that book a long time ago. Right now, I can’t remember it all. Hopefully all the good stuff soaked into my DNA and helps me live it subconsciously. 😉


24 Teresha September 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I love boots! They are so versatile. I think you deserve a new pair so I hope you win! Good luck with the packing and purging of stuff! {{HUGS}}


25 Sherry Riter September 18, 2012 at 1:34 am


The packing is one thing and the purging is something altogether fifty times worse. LOL But seriously, how much do I really need? I’m just one person, you know? How many plates can I eat out of? I don’t need a different plate for every day of the year! LOL


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