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Monday, December 04, 2017

Fall seems a distant memory after our first snowfall on November 3rd and now with the temperatures dropping like a stone to -30 C (-22 F) windchill.
Of course the Holiday Train comes to my community on the coldest night we have had this year. Its stopping only a few blocks from my brother's house and he could have picked me up. But a very painful tummy has kept me on the sidelines. I have eaten only breakfast and will not eat any more. I managed to do 160 minutes of exercise, low impact dance, as oddly enough, the pain didn't seem quite as severe with movement. My Mother was very sick this today as well, so I am wondering if we picked up food poisoning at the craft and bake sale we went to on Saturday.
This was our last fall hike, a river walk:

Some fall color:


Looking forward to enjoying my bargain books, purchased at half price. The books here in Canadian dollars, were $13.99 each, while the US price was $7.99, which shows how much we pay for goods with our weak dollar. I got two of them for $15 and went back later for two more when I discovered I forgot my spinach on my first shopping trip. The store clerk didn't remember me even though she just signed me up for their rewards card and had just been there -she asked me if I had one. Guess I am not memorable lol.
Tip of the day:
If you have no foot issues, strengthen your feet by exercising barefoot or walking around the house barefoot. It turns out having those thick, platform heels so common to running shoes are bad for your back. It puts you out of proper alignment and can lead to all sorts of pains right down your lower body. So all those women and men walking around in flat soled shoes no better than moccasins are actually doing their back a favor. This does NOT mean flip flops, those are horrible as they cause bunions in people prone to them because of the need of always hanging on to the shoe with your toes. If you have plantar fasciitis you need to roll your feet out on a tennis ball. The more painful the spot is, the more it needs work. I do it daily after my exercise, and have no issues.
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    How'd I miss this great blog? Love the photos (especially now that I'm buried in snow and intense cold here!!) And yes, walking barefoot is something I do a lot of, have since I was a kid!!
    965 days ago
    I have a hard time finding shoes. My feet are wide and a weird length. Wish I could go barefoot all the time.

    I have a Kindle and pay for Kindle Unlimited. It is $10 a month, and there are tons of books eligible for download. Many of the books that cost money I am able to check out on my Kindle through my public library. Occasionally I splurge and buy a book on Kindle if I can't get it for free.

    My kids, the ones that are already glued to a screen, prefer real books. Go figure.
    967 days ago
    I love being barefoot in the house. In winter I wear heavy sock, but still no shoes. The socks remind me to keep my floors clean of dust! emoticon
    973 days ago
    emoticon I am almost always barefoot. Good tips.
    Hope you and Mom are feeling better.
    Have a good day.
    Great pictures. emoticon
    973 days ago
  • LINDA!
    This is a very good tip.
    973 days ago
    Sending healing thoughts!
    974 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics,Linda and the
    tip! emoticon emoticon
    974 days ago
    Now that is COLD! You are one brave woman hiking out in that weather! Pretty scenery-nice pics...glad you shared it with us.
    Now you know why I stopped eating out-one of the reasons anyway. I got tired of eating things that made me sick! I mean it was even at restaurants we had been eating at off and on for years! You just never know what you are eating or how clean the area was that the food was prepared in. Hope you and your Mom feel better soon.
    I was just talking about shoes to Bob and how they make me feet ache. I put new orthotics in them and it made my whole body ache! He asked me how do you feel walking around the house ( I always walk barefoot in the house)-not much of a problem with my legs (except if I sit too long-stiffness). He told me just get some flats to wear out and forget all these fancy expensive walking, running type shoes. Glad you brought this to our attention, since it agreed with what he said. I can never find the perfect shoe anyway! My Mom always told me when I was younger (married)-I would regret wearing flip flops and those kind of sandals-she was right!!!
    Enjoy your books! emoticon
    974 days ago
    Beautiful scenery for your hike
    974 days ago
    Such beautiful scenery. You live in such a pretty area. It's gorgeous by the river. I think I would walk there a lot. Hope your tummy gets better tomorrow and that your mom feels better too.
    974 days ago
    Looks like you and Mom had a beautiful last fall hike and river walk. Beautiful photos!

    I had plantar fasciitis years ago. It was painful and long lasting ... years. It took weight loss, dansko clogs, along with foot rolling and stretching to finally get it worked out.

    Enjoy your emoticon
    974 days ago
    emoticon emoticon FOR THE TIP
    974 days ago
    Lovely photos. Helpful info. Thank you!
    974 days ago
    Beautiful photos! I have balance problems that disappear if I am somewhere I can walk barefoot.

    Feel better soon. emoticon emoticon
    974 days ago
    I hope you feel better tomorrow.

    974 days ago
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