I’m going to interrupt my apartment renovation saga to share my new red shoes. Nearly out of season at time of purchase, this 44ytl special instantly gave me blisters, but made me feel spectacular every time I looked at my feet. I am into a high-gloss phase, which would explain why we decided on glossy cream-colored cabinets for the kitchen. I am motivated by shiny things. Thank goodness for that, because the last two nights neither of my children have wanted to go to sleep at a decent hour. In between asking myself pointlessly why, oh, why won’t they sleep?, I dreamed of lacquered cream-colored cabinets and chrome hardware, turquoise walls and pink floor tile.