I just got in from a full day. Left about 10 a.m. and it's now 4 p.m. and I put up the groceries. Today I decided to go out without brace or boot. But I took the boot, just in case.
I stopped just down the road at the new CVS and purchased Dr. Scholls full foot gel inserts. Can't recall what it was called. Put it in my shoes, my shoes that actually fit, size 7.
I have been all over town doing errands, because we're due for bad weather.
And guess what? I hardly hurt at all!!!
Some, but not as much as with that damned brace. I feel giddy with excitement, I really do! Does this mean I might be able to wear shoes again? I don't know.
I'm hurting some now, but not bad at all. I never needed to put the boot on.
I picked out something new to try on the counters (unexpectedly stumbled upon something and I'm trying it not for it's normal use, but we'll just see. I like the adventure of trying something unexpected!) And have ordered something for the back splash that has me kind of excited.
Now to try and get more hot glue off. Fingers crossed on this round!
I'm positively giddy that I walked faster and better than I have in nearly three years.
Yesterday I got the handicapped thing in the mail. And I used it. Not having to walk such long distances I'm sure helped. I actually found an open handicapped spot everywhere I went.
I kind of felt guilty using it.
So now onto books, one of my favorite topics...
Today some books arrived in the mail. It's rare that any acquisition can make me happier than a stack of books.
The book on top a reader suggested I read, so here it is. Sounds very interesting, and you should look it up and see what it's about.
I adore books. It just wouldn't be the same to read a book on a Nook or Kindle. I love the feel of books and the turning of pages.
So many pages I've turned in my life.
When I was a child, I spent a lot of time in the small town library. There I was in heaven. It wasn't a big building. But to me it held exotic travels and meaningful characters and worlds I could scarcely imagine.
I regularly checked out all the books I was allowed. I read voraciously. Still do.
I keep some books, pass others on for friends and family to read. I'm lucky that William Morrow Publishing company allows me to choose up to three galleys per month to review. Free books. What more could a book lover ask for?
I love to gaze at the bookshelves that hold my books. I don't quite understand the fad of turning the spines inward. I want to see them, be reminded of what I have read. What I hope next to read.
I usually read in bed, at night, with the pupsters tucked alongside, snoozing. I relish getting to know and understand the characters and learning about and finding new authors. It is time well spent and very relaxing for me.
As a child, there were no books or magazines in our home. Not sure why. But now I cherish my books. I cherish my time sitting in bed, peacefully turning the pages.
As I turn the pages of my life.
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