I have to admit that this election season has been exhausting on many levels. The daily revelations about the candidates and the vitriol is painful. I’m trying hard to stay above it, but I’ve also taken a vow to point out absolute falsehood when I see it, and to avoid posting or saying things that aren’t true myself. Doing that takes a lot of mental energy.
I have shoes on my mind. As most of you know, about a year ago, I was hit and run over by a car. I had surgery, tons of physical therapy, but still, I was in pain. So I had surgery again a few weeks ago to remove the plates and screws that were holding my foot together. Before this latest surgery, I had managed to get into some good shoes. I’ve been relying on Clarks and Merrells, mainly. I had been looking forward to getting into boots. But, my foot, post new surgery, has regressed a little in terms of its flexibility. So, I can’t bend it enough to get into boots that don’t have a zipper all the way down. I have one pair of short boots, actually the ones I was wearing for the initial injury, that work. I’ve purchased new shoes, all flats, because I can’t wear heels, but I’m starting to get depressed about my lack of shoe options.
The other day I was wearing a dress and I thought, longingly, these cute black wedges would look awesome with this dress. Sigh. I may, a long time from now, be able to wear a small heel or a wedge. But maybe not. And it will likely only be for a special occasion. Most of the time I don’t care. But, I’ve had some moments lately . . .
The book/reading challenge was a good thing to start with. It distracts me from other stuff. I finished one book and started another one today. I went with fiction this time, even though I usually avoid fiction. I think reading something completely apart from my real life in the next 48 hours is going to be a nice escape. It might be something I can keep going after the challenge is over. So, what are y’all reading or what have you read recently that’s been good, informative, riveting, whatever good means to you.
Oh, and I’ll take shoe recommendations, too.