Monday, July 14, 2014

Kork-Ease Work Out -- yup, they're shoes



ANY day when I feel I can move around and get a few errands done, I try to take advantage of it. Today, however, I REALLY took advantage of it and decided that wearing 4" heels (3" with a 1" platform) constituted a work out for someone who spends most of her time in bed. 


Oh, I was right.  I can hardly walk now.  But that is quite OK.  Quite.


I even wore a skirt (I'm fancy like that sometimes).  Luckily, Kork-Ease shoes are very comfortable, even these towering things.  I managed to go to the orthodontist (NO MORE BRACES ON MY TEETH!), take Zack for a frozen hot chocolate....




... which they thoughtfully adorned with a chocolate smiley face.  I love Rise Up Coffee!


After I dropped Zack off at camp (MineCraft stuff, I totally don't get it), I went to get my own coffee, did a boring errand run at Target (but hey, I was OUT. OF. BED!), stopped by the local Hobby Shop so I could find US coin books for Zack (we've sorted approximately ten million -- thank you, by the way!), then to the paint store to buy paint to refurbish a vintage curio cabinet I bought last year.




It's sitting on a white glass-doored cabinet/bookshelf, and it is going to look great.  I bought a light sage green to match some of the other things in the foyer, and I have to now figure out how to sand down the wood a little bit (wearing a mask), paint it, and then distress it.  I just don't care for the yellow at all and it's going to be a fun project that will likely take me all summer, but that's OK!


Then back to the orthodontist to pick up my retainer (yes, I'm 12), and to the used book store where I tried to grab the Chinese book I wanted while holding my breath as much as possible (book dust is a Bad Thing for me right now, unfortunately).


I am now exhausted.  Completely happy, but exhausted.  Who knows how I'll feel tomorrow, but I don't care, because today, I felt normal.  And sometimes, normal is really, really cool.



Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.




28 comments:

Chris Kaitlyn said...

Wonderful story of your great day!

smalltownme said...

A wonderful normal day! I love those two smiles!

Red said...

Sounds like you had a great great day.. Congratulations!

Shirley Moore said...

Squeee!!!!! You're OUT and ABOUT!!!! So happy for your totally normal and tiring-in-a-good-way day!!!

mlwlouky59 said...

Awesome day! Congrats!

sugarsherri said...

Sounds like you are getting back to a nearly normal life...you are so upbeat, it is great!

It is so hot here in Texas that we are really stuck inside, now it is raining.

Glad you are doing so good. Keep up the good work, smiles make things better any time!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Healthy people never understand what an amazing feet it is to actually get out and DO things. They always think you're crazy for thinking running errands is wonderful but when you don't know how you're going to be feeling from day to day, you'd be thankful for every little trip to Target or the grocery store, too! :)

THAT type of exhaustion is well worth it!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

So glad you had such a wonderful day! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those shoes!!!!

Andrea said...

You had me at shoes... lol

Createology said...

Bless you dear! I can read the joy in your post. Zack is uber cute and his teeth look great. LOVE, Love, love your shoes!!! So happy for you to have a day you could enjoy. "Normal" Bliss...

Gina said...
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Gina said...

Yipee!! You had a great day!! I'm soo happy for you. there is light atat the other end of the tunnel. .it gives others hope too that witheverying you have been thruthat strength and courage prevail.hugs gina

Marian Hertzog said...

So happy for you to have a normal day... or at least to feel normal for a bit! Love those red shoes!

Ann said...

Fantastic! You accomplished a ton of stuff, I'm so happy for you :)

Shaiha said...

Sounds you had a busy day. Heck with all you did, I would be laying down recuperating.

Great shoes by the way!

SallyAnderson said...

I say nowadays that the thing I do best is cancel plans. I shouldn't even make any. I was cheering for you the whole time I read this. Congratulations on all of it. It sounds really FUN.

Jen on the Edge said...

What a fun day! The chocolate smiley face made me smile.

Snap said...

YeeHaw!!!!!

Kim said...

Those shoes are awesome, and I am so happy that you were able to have a normal day!!

Cassi Renee said...

Normal is definitely the coolest. And I think retainers (I got my braces off at 45) are perfectly normal :-)

So glad you had a day where you could participate in life!

Rebecca Ednie said...

How awesome that you made it out! Whatever you do, wear that retainer! My teeth are moving even with a permanent retainer in and I'm 40 so they can and will shift if you don't wear it! It may be hard to wear sometimes but it's really important. I had a hard time wearing mine because if FM and surgery to the roof of my mouth and now my teeth have really suffered.

Becky Pancake said...

It's wonderful to hear that you had a good day. By the way those shoes are really cute. I understand why you wore them. Sometimes it's good to feel 12. LOL

Glenda/MidSouth said...

And hopefully you will have more great days in the future!

stregajewellry said...

Such a good day........has to make you feel good to be out and about AND those awesome shoes! I'd put them on just to sit around the house. It would make me feel so pretty! Sometimes, a fine pair of shoes (and for me, a great hat) will make you feel normal and great no matter how you start out the day.

Karen Larko said...

Good to hear you're out and about! Love the shoes!

Liz said...

If you use chalk paint, it will save you the sanding and the mask. Then, you can wax with clear or tinted wax.

sheilaposter said...

yeah, my grandson is a mine craft guy, and i have become a mine craft grandma

Gaea said...

Three cheers for fancy shoes, frozen hot chocolate and Minecraft! <3