Tomorrow I am going to the farmer's market again and hope to pick up some more onions, celery, carrots, free range beef, maybe a chicken if the price is right, and berries. My neighbor brought over a huge bag of salad greens that she grew in her garden today, so I will wash and prep those tomorrow as well. I need to hit the grocery store for some things that aren't yet in season or aren't locally grown, like avocados, mushrooms, apples, and tomatoes. I'll be putting together a nice beef stew of sorts for dinner tomorrow using the fresh veggies, onions, garlic and beef I buy at the market. I plan to steam some baby potatoes on the side for the kids to add to theirs.
My feet feel great and I am enjoying more activity (two walks a day, 1 to 1.5 miles each), but I am just now realizing how very out of shape I have become over the past year. Walking a mile is a pleasure... something I have longed for... but is also very tiring for me. I find my back and legs aching from the walks because I have not used those muscles enough in the past year, and I also get out of breath pretty quickly. But it won't be long before I am back to a better fitness level and can feel more energized from the walking. For now, I just do it and smile the whole time just because I am walking without pain! I literally smile and enjoy every breath of fresh air and the feel of the ground under me as I walk. I love it. I will never take it for granted again.
I am also able to keep up with the housework much more easily. It is very hard to mop and vacuum with painful feet! I had some email correspondence with a nice lady who was actually confined to a wheelchair for a couple of months due to plantar fasciitis, and for awhile I thought that's where I might be headed, too. So I am extremely thankful that this cortisone therapy is working. Tomorrow I will mop the floor and be very happy to be able to do it without pain! Life is so much better now, and I am so grateful for the relief.
Time for bed... good night!