I'm so blue. No, I'm not sad, I'm really blue.
I bought a darling pair of sandals on sale a couple of years ago. I tossed them into the closet and didn't wear them, as I had a favorite pair of brown leather sandals that were very comfortable, and went with everything from dressy slacks to shorts and jeans. Last week my favorite shoes took a deep breath and an entire back strap went flying off. Time to toss those and dig out the navy blue sandals.
I wore them for the first time yesterday. Mr. Granny and I drove over to Oregon and had a fancy lunch, which called for discarding the usual shorts and T-shirt and dressing up just a little bit.
As I was eating lunch, my feet were becoming more and more uncomfortable. I slipped the toes of one foot under the heel of the other, trying to slip the shoe off my foot, under the table. My foot wouldn't budge. The bottom of my foot was stuck tight to the insole of the shoe! I tried slipping off the other shoe, and it was also stuck. I reached down and tried to get my fingers between the shoe and my heel, and I could not pry the heel of the shoe away from my foot. I was glued to my shoes! It wasn't until I got home that I was finally freed from them. It took prying fingers, small spatula, a wooden spoon and a lot of swearing to finally get them off. If you look at the shoe on the left in the photo, you can see the imprint of my toes!
Well, today I went out to work in the garden, sans shoes. The garden had been watered early in the morning, and the damp soil felt so good on my bare feet! As it got too hot to work outside, I headed for the house. At the door, I checked the bottoms of my feet to make sure I didn't have any mud clinging to them.
My feet were blue. Very, very dark blue. Navy blue.
Have you ever scrubbed the bottoms of your feet with a stiff brush? It's excruciating! I soaked, I scrubbed and I used Goo Gone. I soaked and scrubbed some more. I ended up with this....
Maybe it will wear off eventually.
*I want you to know that both of my feet are the same size, a 7 1/2. It's the camera angle that makes them look like they belong to Sasquatch, and makes one foot look three inches longer than the other. LOL!
**If wearing nylons with them doesn't help, those shoes (the brand shall remain unnamed, but I'm sure you can read it in the first photo) are going into the garbage :-(