I’VE GOT SOME NEW SHOES!!!! Actually they are very nice work boots…and I hope they work!
Since we’ve been here, I have tripped and fallen 5 times in the woods and fell once getting into our 5th wheel (that time the screen door caught me on the back of the ankle and down I went…managed to avoid hitting the fridge with my head).
4 of the other times were from checking nature trails in the woods. The grapevines are like trip wires (which might explain why they didn’t take Dan down; he walked point in Nam…but you’d think we’d have warned me about them!). SEVERAL times I ALMOST fell down and would yell at Dan to “get out of the way!”…which he didn’t and fortunately stopped my fall.
But I did manage to fall down and did manage to NOT hurt myself too badly. AND I didn’t hurt my camera either….only had it on once when I took a fall.
The last time I fell, we were headed out of the woods from cleaning around those woodpecker trees. Dan had the fire rakes and I was following him with the loppers in my left hand. AND I WAS PURPOSELY WALKING VERY SLOWLY AND MAKING SURE TO PICK MY FEET UP. But I’ll be damned if I didn’t catch my right foot on something and down I went. I managed to throw the loppers clear of me and this time it DID hurt. I hurt my wrists and I was very fortunate that I hadn’t stabbed myself with a small tree that had been cut off (prior to us )and was dead and sharp…and just waiting for someone like me.
THAT last fall did it! I told Dan I HAD to get different shoes or boots or something. I love my NB walking shoes, but since I lost that weight last year, they’ve been kind of sloppy on me. Which would be OK if I wasn’t walking sideways on hills and trying to avoid trip wires.
I tried my true and trusted www.onlineshoes.com and looked for women’s work boots, in a wide that would accommodate orthotics. Pretty big order for a work shoe. BUT I FOUND THEM!! I LOVE THEM!!! THEY FIT PERFECTLY. As soon as I put them on they felt comfy; no breaking in required. And I got a 6” height to hopefully help stabilize my weak ankles. AND I CAN WALK OVER THE GRAVEL WITHOUT TWISTING MY ANKLE!!
I bought the Timberland brand boot. I even got a 25% discount on them and as always the shipping and handling is free. I like mine so much that Dan has ordered a pair of men’s work boots, but he got the 8”. And we got a 25% discount on his too.
They aren’t as expensive as a lot of work boots, and as I said, mine is very comfy. I hope Dan likes his too!! They should be here this week.
So, when it comes to the New Year, are you an optimist or a pessimist?? In case you aren’t sure, maybe this will help; An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves...so which is it for you???