I'm starting to think there's something seriously wrong with my feet. Those new sandals? They feel great, although I wouldn't be able to wear that pair on the Camino as they will be too small after one week of walking. However, I noticed a wee twinge in my heel as I walked, and when I came home, it was to discover a hot spot forming just below the neoprene strap at the back. How the heck is this happening?
The skin is not damaged in that area; there were no prior blisters. But I appear doomed with my feet now that I have a mission in mind. It is getting rather annoying, to say the least. So I'll switch back to socks and the Hokas. I might try a light pair of socks in those sandals or wear them for short periods.
Hoka also has a similar sandal with a different strap at the back, so I might order those for my alternate pair of shoes to wear on the Camino. It's apparent that I'll need THREE pair of shoes (what a hassle), but I have no choice. I have to switch shoes regularly, or I'm in trouble. I may have to change my shoes mid-day on my walk.
Has anyone read The Seven Sisters book series? I found the first three on Libby (the library app), but the fourth was not there, and I'm too cheap to buy the book. But after much coaching by Elaine (a retired librarian), I finally got into Hoopla (also provided free from our library), and the fourth book is there. Someone told me they didn't like the fourth book, but so far (almost 25%), so good. The eighth (and final) book was recently released, and I want to know where everyone came from. So I have a lot of reading to do before I get there.
I also found quite a few other books and magazines on Hoopla that are not on Libby, so I must be sure to use both apps. I've now got a group on my phone, and inside, I have Libby and Hoopla, so I might use it more.
I've been struggling with my Sonos Roam wireless speaker, and when I didn't get any results from the support team, I somehow got a survey, and it was through the survey that I could connect to the support team. I scheduled an appointment (how civilized is that?) and they called me promptly yesterday. After 45 minutes, it is working, but for how long?
|Sonos Roam speaker|
Is this an operator error? I don't think so since the music will cut out occasionally, and that is NOT an operator error. So now that it has been factory reset and reconnected to everything let's monitor it and see what happens.
I slept great last night and even dreamt about Quilt Canada, which I'll be heading for later this afternoon.
The kitchen table and counters are clear! I neatly packed things to bring back into the office, so it's still messy, but it looks better than before. I'll get through it -- I've made huge leaps and bounds over the last year, and I know this time next year that it'll be in even better shape!
I did some tidying up in Studio B as well. Most things are off the floor and on one of the sewing tables. The items are neatly packed in totes, and I'll have to deal with them when I return. And I must pack again almost as soon as I get home, so one day, I must deal with it all!
The peony is almost in bloom -- lots of vibrant buds.
|One peony bloom|
|Jelly roll strips looking for a pattern|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|MOM -- I got it!|
|MOM -- can you see me?|
|MOM -- Found it -- I'm coming!|
|MOM - Princesses do NOT play ball|
|MOM -- can we play ball?|
|Mom -- just taking a wee rest before we start again!|
|MOM -- the ball is rolling -- I'm NOT touching it|
|MOM -- all good - it stops before it went into the pond!|