Tuesday, July 28, 2015

T Stands For Tuesday

Hi Everyone! Today had a really slow start. After dropping off DD at the train station, I returned home to try to treat a mysterious problem with my feet.  Yesterday I was out all day taking my 89-year-old Dad to an appointment and food shopping and sneaked in a little bead shopping in for me. By the time I was to pick up DD, my feet started getting really itchy and almost painful.  Even today, they look (I will spare you the photos) and feel like they are burnt! There is a sock line and everything below it that was actually in my sneakers is red, itchy, and hurts. I was wearing the same sneakers and clean socks that I had worn before so I am completely baffled.  But on to today's tea post....
Here is my afternoon tea--I'm sharing the water with the plants.  The plant to the right of the Christmas Cactus is a Coleus that I grew from seeds. Behind the tea cup is an avocado pit that I am trying to grow.  This progress is after about 2 months--boy they grow slow.  I tried once before but gave up too soon, I guess. This one is almost ready to plant.  The celery did not survive; after planting it rotted, so maybe I will try again.

On one of our early morning walks, we saw the lifeguard at the beach...
who appeared to be leading a yoga class or something. Sun salutation everybody now!
Hope you are all having a great day! Thank you for visiting and stop by and see the rest of the T Tuesday posts here.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I laughed so hard at your lifeguard leading a yoga class, I nearly forgot about your feet. I'm not a medical doctor and I don't play one on my blog (grin), but here are some things to consider.

Was it hot and humid yesterday? If so, did your feet perspire?

Did our feet get wet?

Were your socks wet when you removed them?

Have you changed laundry soap?

Do you use foot powder?

Answers to those questions might give you some insight, or at least, help narrow the problem. It's my belief the answer lies in the socks, since both your ankles and feet were affected.

I was just telling a friend yesterday that I'm going to dye fabric using both avocado skins and seeds/pits. I told her I have been unable to propagate an avocado for about four years, even though I've had good luck with them prior to that. My friend wondered if it's because I don't necessarily buy organic avocados, and the seeds might be sterile. I hope yours survives because it looks healthy. BTW, keep it WARM in winter. My house is very cold, and I think that's what did my last one in. Thanks for the update on the celery. That means I won't be trying to propagate one.

Thanks for sharing your tea, your lovely plants, and your beach-y scenes with us for T this Tuesday.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I forgot to mention that you shouldn't transplant the avocado until the outside pit has fallen away from the inside part which also holds the roots and stem.

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the lifeguard and his class...I'd have joined in just to have the sun on my limbs! Very concerned about your poor feet...like Elizabeth, I blame your socks and hope you can very quickly get the better of them!

Dianne said...

hmmm....the avocado plant sounds interesting. I would never be brave enough to try it. I have a black thumb. good luck with your mysterious foot discomfort-hope you figure it out and get better soon. happy T day!

~*~Patty S said...

Hope you get to the bottom of your foot problems!
Maybe a nice cool epsom salt soak would feel nice or an herbal tea bath even. Chamomile is soothing.
Your lifeguard has me a little worried...wonder if he and his pals know something we don't ;-)
I have an avocado sprouting in water too.
Back in the day I had a huge plant that had arms and a window it thrived in back in Toledo, OH. You may want to use a taller container for your pit until you are ready to plant it. I found this a useful link: http://www.hgtvgardens.com/guac-n-roll-grow-an-avocado-tree
Take care and Happy T Day Debbie oxo

Valerie-Jael said...

That sounds bad with your feet, hope you find out what caused it and that it is soon better. Love the cormorants, I like watching them too! Good luck with the avocado, I never got one to grow! Hugs, Valerie

TwinkleToes2day said...

Oh dear, it's no fun when ones feet are not playing nicely. I do hope the problem gets discovered and cleared up soon. Happy T Day :D

Divers and Sundry said...

I hope you're seeing some improvement in your feet by now. I wish I had something to suggest that might help :( "Prop them up" is always my go-to answer for foot issues, but I doubt that'll help much with this.

Happy T Tuesday!

Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE the lifeguard leading the yoga classes!!!:):) Your foot problem sure is mysterious. Have you used a different detergent on the socks, hung outside rather than a dryer, walked barefoot somewhere/anywhere you don't normally?, had carpet cleaning recently that you walked on? taken any new food or supplement? I do hope you find relief and some answer very soon-how awful! Best of luck with your plants. Happy T day and wishing you foot relief. (You may request a foot massage:):)

Flowermouse Design ❀ Lone said...

Oh gosh!!!! Hope your feet are getting better Debbie!!!! Love your photos of the yoga session!!!

Krisha said...

Yoga is for the birds....LOL I couldn't stop that one form coming out!
Hope, by now, you have figured out what is making your feet itch. With feet, it is so hard to figure out, but like Linda said go through a check list of anything that you have done different.

As you can see I didn't fall off the face of the earth.....grin
The trip to the beach was just what the MOJO Dr. ordered and it was really a great vacation.....weather and all. I didn't post our last SOC pages, because Hannah took her journal home, before I could get a picture of it. I will post them later. YES you should try the sting painting, it is so much fun, even for this senior....LOL

Must keep moving along with my visits, thanks for the comments.

Carol said...

Hope you figure out what's wrong with your feet! Love the yoga coach ♥

jinxxxygirl said...

Happy T day my dear! Oh my i hope you find out whats wrong with your feet... Did you take a shower at a gym or somewhere you don't normally...? Take your shoes off and walk on a beach or water anywhere you don't normally.. Anywhere you could have picked up a fungus...? Maybe you picked up something bacterial somewhere... Gosh it could be anything...Linda had some great ideas... I hope you figure it out!

I grew some little apple trees from seed but they got bugs(whitle flies) and ended up dying... must try that again.. The transition of going from being in water to being in soil can be a little tricky.. I hope you have great luck with your avacado! Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

Karla B said...

Hope your feet are much better by now.We have classes on the beaches here too. Yoga in some, not in all of them but it's cool!Nothing like meditation on the beach huh!Have an inspiring Sunday!

see you there! said...

Your plants look healthy. Must be the water your shared :-) I had no idea you could grow coleus from seed.


Magic Love Crow said...

I hope your feet are ok?? Not good Deb! Those are wild turkeys? Too funny! Hugs ;o)