As predicted, today is an inside day as we are having a bit of a washout with temps in the 40's with rain on and off today and Thursday.
I wandered outside to toss some seed on the mulch for the birds who are fluttering around looking for my feeders which are temporarily washed out and empty on the back porch.
While I was outside I noticed that the peas are starting to come up but they are currently underwater with the ponding from the rain. That's one benefit from raised beds, nice drainage.
Anyhow, back to the topic of today's post.
Hooves? What's up with that?
My feet, that's what. SM had gotten into the habit of commenting on my callused bare feet by calling them "Hooves". Heavily callused and cracked, my feet do what feet are supposed to do, take me from Point A to Point B without complaint.
To be honest, I hadn't given them much thought over the years. Yeah, I went through a brief "girlie" phase where I painted my hand and toe nails and while they are very attractive, seriously...who has the time or money to fuss over such things?
Anyhow, I had my feet propped up on the coffee table a month or so ago, chatting with SM who was visually right in the line of fire with the bottom of my feet when he called me out on "my hooves".
So I thought I'd better do something about them. Feet are terribly important after all.
I went online and searched Walmart for Heel and Foot creams and bought myself a new foot-sander.
It's been a month and I can tell you my feet are completely different. The cream I used was amazing. I started rubbing the cream into my feet then I put on socks so I wouldn't smear the stuff all over the floors. I would do this once or twice a day. After a week of moisturizing, I took the scrubby foot sander thingy and gave them a going over. I still had cracks but things were improving.
I kept up this pattern for about a month and my calluses and cracks are pretty much gone. I'm now in maintenance mode only moisturizing and scrubbing once or twice a week.
The stuff I'm using this.
Look it up if you're interested.
Made in the USA. About $6.50 for a tub at Walmart. (Amazon is $10) I went to my local Walmart to get more but they didn't have it. Not sure if it's online only.