I’m home today…or tonight however you want to look at it I suppose. Either way no work for me today. I actually came home early last night because of my feet. The further we get into this the more miles we’re walking (Chris racked up nearly 14 miles last night) and the majority of it is now on the concrete. I am not doing well with this… When I bandaged my blisters last night I saw the bruises for the first time. I knew they felt like they were bruised but NO, they’re a lovely shade of deep purple in patches along the whole bottom of both of my feet. It wasn’t until I physically saw the bruising that it dawned on me that I’m actually hurting myself. All this time I’ve been being hard on myself and bummed that I’m such a wimpy girl, cursing all those years in cubicle city for making me weak!! But I decided a couple of hours or even a whole day (today) off was better than continuing to do damage with the obviously wrong shoes. Tomorrow my new fabulous shoes will finally be in and I want my feet to be as ‘normal’ as possible to give them a real chance!! If my feet are broken how am I going to be able to tell what’s the shoes and what’s my feet?? So I’m home alternating between soaking these puppies in ice water (not fun – very painful) and elevating them with some massaging in the mix too. This has been my routine since I got home yesterday but the swelling has yet to diminish. But I’m hopeful that continuing the regiment will do the trick and by tomorrow afternoon when I slip those new beauties on my feet will be in heaven walking on the clouds!!
I have acknowledged that this job just may not be possible for me… As was so aptly put to me last night, it’s Chris’ job to be perfect, not mine!! So these shoes are my last hope. If they aren’t magical then this job won’t work for me and I’ll have to figure out something else. Not the end of the world. We have a bunch of other options just have to figure it out as we go, what suits us better, that’s all. No worries. What will be will be. No point in worrying about it or crying about it… Stressing doesn’t help anything. It’ll all play out one way or the other. We’re just along for the ride!!
As an added bonus we have a 4 day weekend this week. It works out perfectly with my shoe break-in plan!! I do realize, magic shoes or not, they’re going to take some time to break-in. I’m also realistic that my feet are going to be sore I’m just shooting for no more bruising!! So to break-in my magic shoes we’re going to do a whole lot of walking on our long weekend. Ironic isn’t it?? Chris has yet to find the humor in my plan… He’ll come around though!! This also happens to be payday weekend!! Yippee!! Hooray!! Our first full check since starting this fun-filled job. Couldn’t have planned it better myself!! Anywho, we’re both in desperate need of a get away weekend. Nothing sounds better than a hot bath and a big bed to sprawl out on in an air-conditioned room without the kids. So we’re headed into Oklahoma to hit some Indian Casinos and do just that!! Walk and walk and walk around those casinos and then go and relax in a sweet hotel room. Paradise!!
Well, I’m off to do another round of ice water…Oh Joy!!
With much love