Every Amercian Eagle w/in 2 hours of us was sold out of a rhinestone clog/shoe that my niece had her heart set on for Christmas. I put an APB to some of my internet friends and would you believe they found a pair in the size I needed?!Soooooooo 8 days ago, she shipped it off from New Mexico but it hasn't arrived yet. I have begun to worry b/c something that she shipped to Canada has already arrived. I suppose there is a possibility that the route to Canada was a bit more direct than Indiana was but *sigh*...she sent it regular mail instead of priority b/c she's never had any problems getting packages to me. Now, I sit here waiting w/ my heart heavy. There is a bit of background that I should fill you in on. I busted my arse to find this gift b/c I know this Xmas will not be so great for my niece and her family(hubby's sister). We recently(Nov 15) lost a niece(the sister of the niece whom I am buying the shoes for). My niece died of a rare brain tumor that just showed up and took her in a week. She had some mild symptoms that mimicked depression (quiet, crying, etc), but then she started holding her arm and had a bit of a limp. They did an MRI, diagnosed her w/ an inoperable brain tumor, and within a week...my niece was dead. It came out of nowhere and happened so fast that it STILL doesn't seem real. A healthy 16 yr old just doesn't develop a brain tumor one day and die 7 days later. You just don't think about it happening to you. So, I know this sounds silly, but the sister to the one who died is our godchild. She REALLY REALLY wanted these shoes. No one could find them so she gave up. That is where I got the idea of having my internet friends search. I was so thankful that someone found them b/c as an adult, you rarely receive surprises for Christmas. She's only 21...still a kid to meand I REALLY wanted to surprise her w/ this gift that she had given up on. Hubby asked OUR post master how long HE thought it would take ..and he thought it would be 7-10 days...and my friend's PM told her 5-7 so I am praying our small towned PM is right and it arrives on Monday. I will be heartbroken...all over a pair of shoes. Sounds silly but I really wanted to give her a surprise to help make her first Christmas w/out her sister...at least bearable. Soooooo if anyone out there could send some positive vibes, prayers...I'd appreciate them greatly.