Friday, May 22, 2009

A few of my favorite things.








Are you tired of me saying how nice it is outside? I assure you the novelty of beautiful days like today hasn't worn off. While my flower budget is a little thin, I still managed to scatter a few about. I bought wave petunias hoping they will indeed grow in waves and provide some color by the front of the house. And my father-in-law was kind enough to get my tomato cheater starter plants in the ground along with a strawberry plant on Mother's day. With any luck at all I'll be able to make some strawberry-rhubarb jelly. I laughed when I saw the picture of my feet in the last picture, but I decided to leave it in. Bare toes just so happen to be another one of my favorite things.

As a child I had to wear corrective shoes. All day. Every day. Including summer. They were stiff, heavy, and difficult to walk in. They were expensive to buy and ugly to wear. And then the summer I turned 4, I dropped a brick on my big toe, on my birthday. They had to remove the big toenail. I got several shots in my toe and they took it off. I remember every second of it. But the best part of the whole deal? No shoes. All summer. Barefoot. The doctor said. Let it heal in the air. In the meantime, I got a new foot doctor. He made me walk down the hall a few times. And then said "Hmpff. You're right, she needs new shoes. Take her to JcPenney's and find her the cheapest pair of tennis shoes you can find. She does not need corrective shoes for being a little knock-kneed."

13 comments:

  1. We are soul sisters... I dropped one of my brother's weights on my toe when I was 5 and lost the toenail. Had to wear slippers to school! :)

    I'll never tire of seeing the outdoor pictures, so keep them coming. And personally, I think the shot of your feet is artistic!!!

    [any word on test results? maybe they'll figure out that your heart is having trouble because you're knock-kneed...]

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  2. Sara, oh my gosh, who would have thought such a random thing would bond us together? No word yet. They said about a week and to call if I haven't heard by then. Maybe next week? Do you suppose I may get corrective shoes again if my knees are the problem??

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  3. Vicky,

    I'm planning on getting in some flowers this weekend, it's so fun to play in the dirt and see your flowers grow and blossom.
    I'm assuming this flower bed is between your garage and walkway to your front door? If so, I'm surprised to see your tomato plant there, I've always wanted to do the same thing, but didn't think it was a big enough area for that. You may have just inspired me! Thanks.

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  4. oh and the foot shot is great, true summertime!

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  5. Sara, yes, the strip is next too the garage and along the walk going to the front steps. And it happened by accident a couple of years ago that they ended up there. Nolan, not being able to wait to plant it, took a young tomato plant and planted it right in the flower bed by the house. The rabbits had a field day with it, so hence the white fence. So last year I got the tomato plant in the garden, and it didn't get near the attention!! So its back to my flower bed :) And it seems to do well in that narrow space! Good luck with your planting this weekend!! We have the garden to get in next :)

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  6. Your feet look great...did you just get a pedicure?

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  7. Yes, lol, its called nails by Vicky. *wink*

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  8. Oh I just remembered the Oxfords they used to sell when I was a kid. No one liked them but I did. They were comfortable.
    In Thailand I tore off a nail on a pier going to see the snake show.
    I felt some pain but didn't pay attention. When I got back to my hotel room I touched the nail and it felt funny and I saw I could lift it. It broke under the skin.
    I was horrified. I thought It would never grow again but it did Whew!I am lucky it didn't get infected with me wearing little flip flops. I had to wait to get back home to cut off the nail but I did finally tape it up so as not to hurt it again.
    Well your feet came out quite nice and I love the flowers you planted and the vase.:)

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  9. I wore braces and corrective shoes until I was eight! It was awful!
    I love the new look and the beautiful flowers! :)

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  10. Vic, what an adventure to have in Thailand... I love it, "I tore off a nail in Thailand going to the snake show..." that is a pretty vivid image! And they do grow back, don't they!

    Thanks Missy :) Ugh, I thought 5 was bad. Maybe they were kind of common during that era?

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  11. Why am I not surprised that beautiful you has beautiful feet?! lol

    Yay for blessings that come in "smashing" packages!! You were freed the hard way but you were freed!

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  12. Robynn, you're so sweet! No wonder I have a hard time making my kids wear their shoes :) I remain barefoot as much as possible, you know, considering its Minnesota.

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