I have an appointment in September to get some different type of orthotics made but in the meantime, I've gone back to what I use to purchase by mail. I had a pair of these orthoheels left so I've put them in my shoes today. It feels very strange to go from the plastic orthotics to these things. But I am getting a bit of relief on that bone. I wasn't even able to go for a walk yesterday (and we SPLURGED on our eating last night). I don't think I'll be able to take a walk today either. I want to get the swelling down and hoepfully by tomorrow I can race around the track!
Other than the normal campground stuff, I've found a new past time that I will share with you.
I use to love to paint with oils. Then I went to acrylics, then back to oils. I was painting anything from buzzsaws to cream cans and of course canvas. It got to the point that I wasn't enjoying it anymore and it has been YEARS since I have painted anything except the bathhouse floor. I kind of missed being creative but couldn't figure out exactly what I wanted to do.
I've always been into photography. I prefer to take photos that I don't have to do much touch up (and with Picasa you are limited as to what you can do to touch up). The most I would hope to have to do is crop and maybe fuss around with the exposure a bit; lighten or darken. The simple things.
However, I will now admit that I've been working on a new "art form". At least it is new for me. And I am really enjoying it. The only thing is that I don't have a slow hand or an easy touch. I'm left handed but I have ALWAYS used my mouse right handed. It just came natural for me to use it right handed (don't know why). But with what I am doing with these photos, it would be nice if I could find a way to work with my left hand without having to invest a bunch of money into a graphics tablet and a stylus pen. I'm looking to see if there is such a thing as the stylus pen that can be used on the touchpad of a laptop. THAT would help a LOT.
So without further fanfare...here is what I've been doing. I will post the before and after photos (at least that will be my goal...see if Blogger is cooperating!)
I don't know what these bottom flowers are. They were growing wild in the woods in Georgia. I don't have the original of this photo on my laptop but thought I'd post the modified version anyway.