I wore my foot splint for the first time last night & managed to keep it on even with wanting to take it off at about 4 this morning when my foot got throbbing like that was where my heart was located. It was a trial getting the splints lined up correctly, especially since the doctor didn’t spend a lot of time explaining exactly how it was suppose to be done. Thank heavens there were a few picture instructions on the back of the box which helped a little. I’m thinking I got it right since the idea is to try to straighten out the ’Hammer Toe’ & bring the 3rd toe into proper alignment, sort of like how braces work on teeth. If it works, it’s not going to happen over night, so patience is going to be the key.
Needless to say, that little foot was rather uncomfortable after taking the splint off which makes me think there is going to be pain no matter what takes place. But I’m guessing this kind of pain will be much easier to deal with than what he was talking about if they do surgery. I did find a Dr. Scholl’s Orthotics Kiosk close by, so I’ll be able to have my feet analyzed & get the one I need for the new walking shoes to be purchased shortly.
Today was a Wally World event. It was time to stock up the fridge, freezer & cupboards & I think I arrived at the purrfect time. The parking lot was relatively empty, noise level in the store was fairly easy on the ears, I didn’t see a single (or married) Walmartian, & was able to get in, get what I needed & depart all within under an hour. The checker was on her game, packed the groceries like a pro (a rarity in this store) & $140 later I was out the door & back at my apartment.
By the time I traversed the stairs 6 times & then put the groceries away, I was ready to call it a day. I tested my blood sugar, fixed a salad, picked up my Kindle to continue reading Dean Koontz ‘Odd Apocalypse’ & before I knew it I noticed it was starting to get dark. Time can really fly when you are engrossed in a really awesome book & the ‘Odd Thomas’ series is most certainly an intriguing read, to say the very least. I would highly recommend this set of books to anyone who likes mystery, sci-fi, supernatural happenings, a lot of sleuthing, & quirky situations that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Koontz is one HELL of a writer!!!
The surprise of the day was the arrival of my TV Remote Caddy. I now have 3 of those darned things, along with the instructions to the Smart TV, a Sony DVD player & the various cable & TV booklets that only confuse me more than I already am. Originally they were spread out all over my couch, but now they are neatly contained over the arm next to my cozy snack corner.
Dinner is ready. So I’m going to sign off & relax for the rest of the evening.
For those who love the philosophy of ambiguity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of English:
1 – One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
2 – Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
3 – If man evolved from monkeys & apes, why do we still have monkeys & apes?
4 – The main reason that Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
5 – I went to a bookstore & asked the sales woman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose
6 – What if there were no hypothetical questions?
7 – If a deaf child signs swear words, does his mother wash his hands with soap?
8 – If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
9 – Is there another word for synonym?
10 – Where do Forest Rangers go to “get away from it all?”
11 – What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
12 – If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
13 – Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
14 – Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will break-in & clean them?
15 – If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
16 – Can vegetarians eat Animal Crackers?
17 – If the police arrest a mute, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?
18 – Why do they put Braille on the drive-through bank machines?
19 – How do they get deer to cross the road only at those yellow road signs?
20 – What was the best thing since before sliced bread?
21 – One nice thing about egotists: they don’t talk about other people.
22 – Does the little mermaid wear an algebra?
23 – Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
24 – How is it possible to have a Civil War?
25 – If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too?
26 – If you ate both pasta & antipasto, would you still be hungry?
27 – If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
28 – Whose cruel idea was it for the word ‘Lisp’ to have ‘S’ in it?
29 – Why are hemorrhoids called ‘Hemorrhoids’ instead of ‘Assteroids?’
30 – Why is it called Tourist Season if we can’t shoot at them?
31 – Why is there an expiration date on sour cream?
32 – If you spin an Oriental man in a circle three times, does he become disoriented?
33 – Can an Atheist get insurance against acts of God?
The joy of getting older (a few more)…
Thought for the day…
Have a FANTISTIC day, Xanga…