Feet’s Don’t Fail Me Now


My apologies for the lousy late night photos. The last two days have been too grey and miserable to take pictures in natural light. And the anxiety that I feel about current events in the US has left me exhausted. I don’t really know what to write about but I feel compelled to post about something if only because keeping some sort of routine is comforting.

So today I will share two recent Dollarama purchases. I don’t go out much anymore — the COVID-19 cases keep rising. I do not want to be one of those people who spreads disease. I go for walks for exercise and trips for medical appointments or groceries and try to keep away from people as much as possible. Today I had a dentist appointment (because I chipped two teeth crafting) and stopped off at the Dollarama to look for sending out Etsy packages. They were stocking up Valentine’s Day and Easter stuff. I saw these toe socks and could not resist even though I’m trying to not buy anything this month (because I have to pay for new front teeth).

An aside, I got a notice that a package I ordered was going to be delivered on Thursday. I was like, what package and then remembered that I had bought glitter leggings and checked blazer during Boxing Day sales. I really need to not shop for at least a month.


Anyway, one reason I can’t resist toe socks is because I have weird toes, which you can see in this photo of a Dollarama purchase I made before the holidays—a balancing device. Again, I was stocking up on stationary supplies when I saw this exercise-saucer. It is designed to help with balance and to help strengthen your core. These are both things I need to work on in my ongoing, post knee replacement rehab. It’s more challenging than it looks but I like it. I’m still trying to get the hang of staying still, but I can do the beginner exercises while cooking so I’m actually using it a lot (unlike my portable recumbent bike).

Another silver lining of my new Mini gym setup is that every time I go outside for a walk, I use shopping as a carrot to motivate me to move when it’s cold and dreary out. Stay in. Stay safe. Stay solvent.