shoes

52 bones we abuse

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The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body.  And we thrill ourselves by paying sometimes as much as a week’s  paycheck to contort those bones and ligaments into unnatural positions.  That’s right.  We pay dearly for these individual professionally designed torture chambers.  I am guilty of it my self.  In fact, I bought a new pair of heels yesterday.

It's very difficult to take a decent photo of your own foot -try it.

The good news is that I bought with purpose and forethought.  A novel concept for me.  I picked a pair that would match more than one dress.  Whoa.  Who am I?  This is a monumental shift for me.  I was shocked at how easy this was to do, and how accomplished I felt.  Such a simple thing and now I have new shoes for the majority of this year’s events.  If I am lucky enough to go out somewhere nice,  I have it covered from head to toe. No worries.

yeah, well "I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty." ~ Imelda Marcos 1987

I am ditching my old shoes that I was holding on to for those “just in case” moments.  Just in case I wanted to look like I stepped out of the 90’s.  I don’t know when I bought the shoes I am getting rid of – no clue.   I sold my silver dress (I never wore) last month and forgot to eBay the matching (I never wore) silver shoes.

This is what clutter does to you – it literally messes you up to the point that thinking straight is no longer doable.  I don’t even try.

All that aside,  I am pretty pleased with myself and I’m ready for the next challenge.  Until then,  I will take this small win, and pat myself on the back and move on.  Less is definitely more.  I’m starting to like this.

Tip: http://donateyouroldshoes.org/

Inspiration: “Remember this, that very little is needed to make a happy life.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

One-day one-thing: Sort your shoes.

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Animal shoes

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I haven’t wanted  to sort my shoes this second time around.  I know I have shoes that need repair, and my conscious mind says,  “If you really wanted to wear them you would have had them fixed already.”  Pfft – I am not going to listen.

So instead of sorting my shoes today I am going to pick on my shoes.  The pair that first comes to my mind as “annoying” will go directly into the box.

I have a winner!  (I think I have tried to get rid of these several times)  Here’s the lucky winner, what beauties, ha,….they aren’t even that great.

dim witted mule shoes- clomp clomp clomp! be gone!

Let me explain why these shoes are annoying.  Have you ever walked down an aisle in a grocery store, or a long hallway in a  school,  or even an art museum all alone and you sound like a slow moving dim witted mule?  Clomp clomp clomp.  Here are my dim witted mule shoes.  (Different from shoes that are mules)  They are great on grass or carpet but completely awful every where else.  They are fun inexpensive shoes good for casual summer days and art fairs.  Clomp Clomp clomp.  They are toast.  Poof. Gone.

(Ah… much better.  This little task makes me want to get rid all my annoying clothes, like the rain coat that is an awful color and every time I wear it I feel like a clown, or even better underwear that wedges, or socks that feel awkward… I digress)

So it’s your turn to take a mental inventory of shoes that bother you.  You don’t even have to get up right now. Just make a note of it and finish your coffee.  After you finish your breakfast find your victim and throw them in the “box” and viola you have your completed one day- one thing  task for today.

Stay the course.  I am planning on working on some other areas today as well, but not too many.  I might  am going to paint this afternoon. Cheers!