Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Another Fourth of July

This year is rolling along quickly, isn't it?  My head is spinning.  Here's a quick update of what's going on here.   Tally has flourished on homemade food.  I've never seen her eat with such gusto.  Her coat is glossy and velvety and she smells amazing.  I made up another batch yesterday and portioned it out and put it in the freezer.  It's not hard to make and my baby is worth it.  

As for my leg, one work shift set me back and had to take a sick day on Sunday. My left hip (the old injury from last year) took a beating from leaning on it as I stood for several hours at a time and I woke up in pain along with some tingling and swelling in my right leg.  Not good.  Thank goodness for my Chiropractor!

My parcel of arch supports and things arrived yesterday.  The shoes pinch my feet, the arch supports inserts won't stay put in my sneakers and the knee sleeve doesn't fit.  So that was a bust, the whole package is going back.  I'm heading out tomorrow on a quest for these items locally to assure proper fit and comfort.  The sandals felt so good as far as the arch support went and they were adorable, I was so sad they rubbed the tops of my feet raw.  It does give me hope that properly fitting arch supports will give me some relief.  Hope is good when recovering!

Not much plans for today.  I'm going to make some homemade jam with the beautiful farmer's market peaches I picked up on the cheap.  I cleaned out the "scratch and dent" box. I'm going to use this recipe Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper Jam from Serious Eats as a template.  I'm going to cut way back on the sugar because the peaches are super sweet.  I may even replace some of the sugar with raw honey.  Peaches and honey go so well together. 

There's a Jaws marathon on today that I'm looking forward to.  Jaws is the perfect summer movie!  I hear Rob and Tally stirring so I better go get the coffee on.  I hope you have a wonderful summer day wherever your plans take you.


  1. Here's a tip for getting arch supports to stay put in your shoes: double-sided velcro (in other words,stick a square of the "receiving" part of the velcro onto your shoe and stick the other squre onto the bottom of your arch support.

    It really works!

  2. That's a really good idea, I do have the velcro. Not sure the inserts I bought fit my feet right but when I get the correct ones I will be velcroing them in place!

  3. Have you tried some moleskin with the sandals to prevent the rubbing? That might be an idea.