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Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Importance of Feet...

 Thankfully, I have no picture of my feet--well, I did post one from Costa Rica, but they were pretty in blue by the pool that day.
 I finally returned to the foot doctor--about 6 monhs later--to say my toe still bothers me and is getting worse.  He did a few things and decided it was a neuroma, which meant an injection of cortisone and novacaine.  Ugh...I hate shots and just had a flu shot last week. 
 What I didn't realize is how much it would hurt for the next 24-48 hours from the damn shot!  He did say my foot would feel better by Friday and today, Thurs, it's already much better.  But when he said that, I thought he meant the neuroma, not the cortisone. 
  I think my threshhold for pain has decreased.  When my back was bad, I could handle more.  Getting old sucks, in case you didn't know that.
  Had dinner at Flavor, the new place in El Granada last night.  They taut themselves as a place for California Comfort Food--which I do think they manage quite well.  Their portions are actually larger than necessary--I brought half my skirt steak home (leaving the rest of the brussel sprouts and garlic mashed there), and Lennie brought part of her dinner AND dessert home.  We all opted for the $29.99 inclusive dinner--you get to pick any starter, entree, and dessert.  That's just too dangerous.  The service was very good, which is a bonus around here. 
 Next time, I hope to walk to dinner there.  Then I'll burn off a little of what I eat.  Heal, foot. 
 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Found Objects

Fiber Arts Magazine did a small article about Maggie Leninger who is knitting tiny sweaters and leaving them in public places to be found.  She has an attched label asking the finder to put a value on the object by donating to the National Coalition for the Homeless.  She started this last May, and they have seen a rise in their donations.  Other knitters have joined her, so who knows how many are out there doing this, but I wanted to be a part of it too.  This is the first one I placed, which is just outside Savvy Skirts in the Harbour Shoppes.  Maggie asks us to photograph it, then tell her why we chose the place.  I chose this one because I have a connection to the store where they sell my jewelry and textiles.   Maggie sends the knitters the labels, which I've tucked up into the sweater so it won't get wet when the planter is watered.
I used to do volunteer work when I worked full time, and now that I have more free time, I haven't done a thing.  I hope to find something that sparks my interest this year.  I'll know it when I see it....  But for now, I'll just knit teeny sweaters and leave them for people to find.