Friday, February 11, 2011

Little Victories

So yesterday I bought a new pair of shoes. That doesn't sound like a big deal until you realize I wore the last ones down till they had holes in both soles and had worn the heels half off. I have to fit my AFO's down into whatever shoes I wear, so they tend to just get left in them and I put them and the shoe on at the same time in the morning. And since that means I have about three sixteenths of an inch of hard plastic between my half numb foot and the shoe, I'm not really aware of what's going on  with the shoe itself. But after finally breaking down and replacing them, I have found I actually walk better. So that's one small victory.

I also bought a couple of pair of blue jeans that fit me. I usually go through life in cargo shorts, with sweat pants added when it gets cold. During this last icy cold snap, I came to the conclusion it might not hurt to actually own a pair of pants. It seemed like just the thing as I was standing out on the porch yesterday morning so I could see Rowan's bus coming.

 "Pants," I thought to myself as my knees were turning blue. "Pants would be nice."

So when I take the car in this morning for it's oil change, it will be done in the comfort of pants. And that will be one more item off my checklist of things that I have been meaning to get around to but not doing. I'm sure my car will love me for it.

And who knows, if that goes well I might try doing other things in pants. The sky is the limit!

Happy Friday, Folks!


  1. Let's see what's the normal age when a boy trades in shorts for long pants? Methinks you missed this major event in a young boy's life.

    Congrats on the new shoes, too!

  2. Trust me, I knew him as young man, if not a young boy. He missed a LOT of things. LOL. But we love him anyway.

  3. Hi Steph!
    Okay, spill the beans and tell us ALL about Nate and his earlier years. We're all ears, er, I mean, paying attention :>)


  4. And Nate? I thought you were setting a fashion trend in those sweat pants with your cargo shorts on top of 'em!

    It's amazing all the stuff you accomplished once you got a new pair of shoes! Who says shoes don't make the man?!?

    \^--^/ Cherri