Wednesday, November 09, 2005


The oldest has three pairs of riding boots. That seems excessive, but one pair is brown, and, while he can wear them to practice, his stables show in black. Another pair is essentially useless, because they are laced boots, and they need new laces, which I cannot seem to find in the proper length and thickness. The third pair is functional and the correct color.

What's wrong with the laces on the second pair? OK, you know those plastic thingamabobs? The doohickies on the ends that makes it possible to stick the laces through? Yes, well, those thingies are gone.

1. A tag or sheath, as of plastic, on the end of a lace, cord, or ribbon to facilitate its passing through eyelet holes.
2. A similar device used for an ornament.
"aglet." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 09 Nov. 2005.

Speaking of laces, you can buy the laces pictured and help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer.