The Catch Up
April 07, 2006

It occurred to me a couple of days ago, that I sometimes go on and on about some project or problem and then tell y'all to "stay tuned!" Sometimes I even ask for your advice. And you all leave nice, helpful comments and it makes me so happy. And then? I never mention said project or problem EVER again.

So yeah. We need to catch up on few things.

The Hiking Boots:
I thought I had found a good solution with a pair of Keens and some Super Feet inserts. This combo worked well for walking around on flat, paved roads (and still does). But any sort of hiking, and my feet were becoming excruciatingly tired. One afternoon while on a hike, Miss A recommended Montrail as a good brand for those of us with wide feet. Cyrus had actually bought a pair and was really happy with them. So I finally made my way to the little local sports shop, and bought a pair of Montrail boots. They even had a small fake hill for me to test them out on. Due to the torrential downpour of late, I haven't had a chance to wear them much. But of the three times I have, they've performed quite well. It looks like I'll get to keep my pinky toes after all.

The freaking out of the skin:
Thanks to everyone's comments, I ended up changing every product I was using. The line up is now this: Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash - Fragrance Free, Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion, and Kiehl's Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant (not necessarily in that order). I'm also using Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream (looks like a big tub of crisco) on my hands at night. It's really been helping with the eczema. Oh wait, have I even told you about the eczema? That deserves it's very own post. I bet you can't WAIT!

And finally, my adventures in sewing:
If you read the comments in the original post, you probably saw that the fabulous Susan Stars is going to send me some more instructions and such to give the a-line skirt thing another go. In the mean time, I ordered some Simplicity patterns and bought more fabric, and went to work. These patterns are pleasingly simple, and I was able to put together a skirt WITH A ZIPPER in an afternoon. Hooray for me! Of course, now that I've figured out how to make my own skirt, I've actually been finding some cute ones while out shopping. I may end up with more skirts than I WILL EVER NEED. But I suppose you can never have too many.

This concludes the catching up of the things that I fail to catch you up on.



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