My el cheapo sunglasses bit the dust. I had about a three year run with these $8 dollar-ish numbers. They cracked and I’ve been sporting taped sunglasses for the past few days. Good thing we’ve had plenty of rain.

Sunglasses with broken frame

I purchased them at Forever 21-type store from the mall that’s no longer in business. The sunglasses lasted longer than that store.

Today it was sunny and I had to get gas and when I was paying, noticed these. $9.99 from the Shell Gas Station. Classy store, eh? But the price was right.

(Gas was up to $4.85 a gallon today. The price on that was not right on gas.)

Sunglasses with rhinestones on frames and heart shaped ears

The glasses have some bling, which is nice.

Sunglasses with rhinestones on frames and heart shaped ears

But more importantly, they’re super comfortable. They’re the type of glasses you put on and your head is happy, rather than having pinched temples, a migraine, or getting ear blisters. We’ve all been there.

I prefer comfort over style but I think these are cute, too.

Sunglasses with rhinestones on frames

And in something that has nothing to do with sunglasses, but if I don’t write it down, I’ll forget it…

We took Skylar to the pediatrician for her 5 year old well-child checkup and when the nurse asked her if she’s ever had chicken pox, she quizzically asked, what’s that? The nurse explained it’s when you get red bumps on your skin and they itch. Skylar replied, “Well there’s no way I could get that because I don’t eat chicken wings.”

Scott and I and the nurse almost split our pants from laughing so hard.

Buffalo chicken wings with ranch

No chicken wings for me, but you could add some chicken if you’d like to this Cheesy Taco Casserole, or just keep it cheesy and vegetarian, as is.

Cheesy Taco Casserole with chips

I don’t have chicken or cheese on the brain at the moment. I have cookies on the brain. What’s new.

Coconut Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

How long do you typically keep your sunglasses?

Do you buy cheap ones, middle of the road, or pricey numbers?

I usually don’t lose my glasses and I’m not careless with them, so I do get a fair amount of time from a pair. I used to buy expensive glasses but not anymore. I’d rather spend my money on important things, like kitchen appliances and camera lenses. The optics in most designer sunglasses aren’t any better than Target varieties. I learned that after working in an eyeglasses store in high school and college.

As long as I don’t need prescription lenses, I may as well save money and just hit up the Shell Station is my thinking.

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