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A Pretty Good Day

Weigh-in: Stayed the same. I have had to curtail my walking because I have Plantar Fasciitis in my right heel. I have been so grumpy this week, and I think it is the lack of endorphins from my usual walking pace. Not only do I have to curtail the walking, I have to wear ugly shoes with support — no Crocs, slippers, sandals or bare feet. I have to do stretching exercises and ice my heel. It does seem to be getting better

Bathroom Tile Update: I spent some time at the tile store today, and picked out the tile for the linear mosaic. A couple of these are metallics. I think it is going to look really cool and watery — which is my plan. They are now creating a sample of the mosaic for me. Now, what about the floor?

New Camera: I received my new camera today. It is a Canon PowerShot S5IS, the same camera that Terry and Reva have. I have been so impressed with their photos so I indulged myself so that I have a better camera for our trip coming up next month. Here are some photos I took late this afternoon. You can see them all on this Flickr set. I love the detail of the water in the first photo. Wish I could duplicate that for the next 12 X 12 challenge.

Had to put a little political stuff in here!!! The tree below is a Japanese Maple that is just starting to leaf out. It is such a beautiful tree.

These are all clickable for a larger view.

6 Responses to “A Pretty Good Day”

  1. Judy says:

    Love the pics with your new camera.
    Sorry about the pf…I’ve had it in both feet in years past and can totally commiserate. I continue to wear the ‘heal cups’ in my walking shoes and also do stretches every morning. I NEVER want that awful pain to return. Hope yours goes away in a hurry!


  2. Pat Dolan says:

    These photos are fantastic, Gerrie! I love all the blooming flowering trees & bushes. I could be out taking photos here in Jersey, but I’m packing up my art supplies at the moment, preparing for our move to PA.

    Keep sharing your photos – I like the Flickr site.

  3. Cindy Ericsson says:

    I do some of my stretches for p.f. before I get out of bed in the morning and that seems to help a lot. Otherwise, I feel like I’m hobbling on two broom-handles instead of walking like a 42-year old woman.

  4. Reva says:

    Not only do we have the same camera, but we take some of the same photos! I have the identical shot of that Japanese maple in the Rhody Garden.

    Sorry your p.f. is back. Jerry had it a few months ago so I know how it can cramp one’s style.

  5. dee says:

    Loved that video Gerrie. The tile looks great and that Japanese Maple is stunning. Couldn’t you just sit and look at that tree all day? But then, maybe that’s why I get nothing done and you are cruising at top speed.

  6. kathy says:

    Hi Gerrie. For your floor, I kinda like that design the tile is laying on. :=) Hmm…how to get that to flooring material?