Monday, March 28, 2016

Natters - Mar. 28

Hi all.  I'm writing this earlier in the day than usual but thought I should get it done while I'm in the mood, instead of waiting till the end of the day when I might just be tired and blank.

Went to my mom's today, as usual on Mondays or Tuesdays.  She wanted to go get her hair cut so we headed to Ripon instead of Fond du Lac.  Kmart is next door to the Cost Cutters she goes to so we stopped in there after her hair was done.  That worked out since I had to pick up a few things anyway.
Like wax!  No, actually I hadn't planned on getting wax at all.  This was a total impulse buy.  I've had decent luck with Kmart wax before, and I've been craving some warmer, more foodie type scents recently since all of what I've been melting seems to be in the super sweet and fruity category.  This Caramel Cream has a bit of a coffee note to it, which is weird, but it works for what I'm craving.  And the pink label on the right?  I'm feeling dumb now because I totally thought this was cupcake.  I see now it's just Creamy Vanilla.  Oh well, it still smells sort of cupcake-y, and that's what I was going for.  I'm considering even mixing these, one cube of each, and see how that is.

I want to say something about my foot pain problem.  It's not like I'm doing nothing but whine about it.  I have tried different kinds of shoes over the past many months.  Some are cheap, some more expensive.  Some are thick soled, some are thin and flexible.  Some are meant for work, some are just casual sneakers.  I've tried that Dr. Scholl's custom insert machine thing and the inserts made things even worse.  I've been reading things online, doing foot/ankle/etc. exercises.  I've tried heat and ice at the end of the day.  I've tried soaking them.  We have a brace plantar fasciitis that I've used.  So it's not like I'm doing nothing.  I know some people can't understand why I just don't go to a doctor.  First, I very rarely go to the doctor for anything.  It's just one of those things that's hard for me to make myself do.  Second, I *did* go years ago and was pretty much told to get better shoes and consider a new job.  So no, I'm not exactly eager to go back for great advice like that.  I know you all mean well and I appreciate any concern and advice, but I just wanted to clear that up.

I packed up the Easter decorations this morning.  I wasn't really into it this year.  Seems my excitement about decorating in general seems to be fading away.  I was kinda glad to put those things away and get back to just our normal, boring everday things.  There is something comforting and relaxing in that, not having to worry about where this or that decoration will look good and whatnot.  It's kinda nice going into this long stretch of nothing but spring days.  I did buy some new kitchen towels today though.  My old ones are getting so thin and worn out.  I bought a couple new ones weeks ago but just don't like them as much as my old ones.  I saw some clearance ones at Kmart, with a fruit design that will go with our kitchen, so I grabbed them.  Hopefully I like them.

Casey's talking more about moving out.  He and one of this friends are looking for a place to share.  It looks like they'll be moving to Oshkosh.  The friend is going to pick up the rental application this week.  Of course I have total mixed feelings about this.  It's my right as a mom!  I think this time will be a little harder on me than it was when Ty moved out.  Ty was nearby, familiar territory, and had the place to himself.  It was easy to help him shop for apartment supplies and get things set up.  Casey will be farther away, in a city I rarely go to, and sharing with someone.  How do I help him now?  Things we might go buy are not only meant for him.  It's a 50/50 deal for him.  I'm kind of excited for him to be getting out in the world, but yeah, that empty nest thing is going to hit hard.

And why is that Ty moved out right when my mom had her first hip surgery, and now Casey might be moving out when she has her other hip done?!  lol

Alright, well I'm going to go watch some Snapped or some cheesy murder shows on ID channel for a while.
Hope you're all having a great day!


  1. This Easter holiday left me in a totally meh mood overall. The first day of my 10 day teaching hiatus, I stripped my bed and washed all the bedding, flipped the mattress, dusted the ceiling fan, pulled furniture out and vacuumed, really started on the big Spring Cleaning Project. By the next day, the urge was gone. Then I got a whopper of a cold on Wednesday which I'm just getting over. Sitting around yesterday, I suddenly got my mojo back 100%. Went out and weeded the flower beds, did some mulching, put in a few new plants and re-potted several more. This was a big deal for me, as I'd totally lost interest in gardening since my cleaning lady passed away a few years ago. She was an avid gardener and always rooted me on to buy new specimen plants and keep things looking tidy. So things have been looking sad the last 3-4 years. It's so gratifying to look out the window and see my accomplishments which simply required a little grit and gumption.

    I'm determined to visit Michael's this week for a look-see at their wax selection. Hope to have something exciting to share later...

    1. A cleaning lady! Dude, I want a cleaning lady. *sigh* Glad you got your gardening groove back. We're getting anxious to start taking care of things outside but our weather refuses to cooperate. We're actually flooded right now.

      I don't think there is a Michael's store anywhere near me. Probably a good thing because on the rare occasion I go into JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby, I want to buy everything.


  2. I am sure you are doing things to try and alleviate the foot pain. Sometimes it's a bone spur or something though that you can't really take care of yourself. Are you going to try and see a specialist?

    Awww Casey now too?!?! I hope the transition goes as easy as possible for you both. And I hope they visit often. I know I will be a basket case when my girls fly the coop. I can't even think about it.

    Let us know how those tarts turn out!

    1. I hope your girls don't fly too far away, and I hope you all remain close. Ty and I have definitely grown apart since he moved out. *sigh*