May 23, 2018

Two weeks behind

Hey.  Do you have really rough skin on your tootsies?  I drink plenty of water yet have always had dry and sometimes cracked heels, even Amope doesn't help much.  So two years ago I tried Baby Foot.  It worked great for me.  Your feet turn into ugly peeling paws for a few days but so worth it.  I should have done this two weeks ago but forgot.  There are several tips in the Amazon reviews that are helpful.  I keep the booties on for 90 minutes instead of 60, and it's important to soak your feet first to soften the skin allowing the gel to penetrate.  You can't walk on the slippery plastic booties during treatment, but I put socks over them and slip my feet into Mark's shoes to shuffle along if necessary.  I think Target carries it but you can find it easily for various prices online.  
 
About those slugs.  I haven't seen any yet and think the nights are still too cold for them.  Checked again this morning and couldn't find any.  I use Vickie's method of control, sprinkle them with salt.  I put it in a Coke bottle and drill two larger holes in the lid.  The smaller lid gives more control to cover them rather than sprinkling it everywhere.  I feel really bad about it but they destroy too much.  I also slug hunt with a flat blade edger.  They are usually in the grass early morning and evening as they move back and forth, and I drop the blade on them to make it quick and painless.  The salt is used when they are on leaves and stems (they instantly melt into a messy pool of orange).  I hunt them all the time around the house but not if they are close to the woods. It's amazing how many there are.  I found another torn leaf and wonder if the workers may have hit them with the ladder's foot as they carried it past.  He's coming tomorrow to finish and we'll let the caulk dry over the weekend before washing to stain.  There have been issues with the doors and paint, more annoying than drastic, but having the work done perfectly by this pro is way more important.  So glad we found him and although he is not taking any new jobs, he is willing to work us in for other projects. 

Chris is meeting with doctor tomorrow morning about the new pump and insurance, Carole has been having some edema so I told her to get to the doctor and have him listen to her lungs.  CHF can cause that fluid to build so quickly.  I'm getting my aunt's cast aluminum dutch oven today.  I have dad's and love using those old heavy pots.  The lids also make them perfect for baking the round artisan bread loaves.  Just what I need.  I am having such a difficult time stopping the chocolate (I start with that intention every fricking morning) and bread would not be a good substitute. 

Have a good day folks!

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6 comments:

Mary said...

Funny I am doing my feet this week...my first time . it is a bit freaky, I have to wear socks all day because I kept finding bits of skin on the floor yuk! I may have to do again next week, ( still exfoliating now) I have a very nasty callus one big toe!

Vickie said...

Yes, I was thinking.. SALT! ;)
My three favorite foods in the world: chocolate, bread and cheese!!!!!!

grandma sandy said...

Got home yesterday from having knee surgery so am late commenting on your hosta problem. My husband, who was a greenhouse grower for fifty years asked if you'd had any recent hail or storm damage from falling branches, if not, then maybe it is ladder damage from your carpenters. He said that slug damage is possible but usually shows up with rounder edges and he thought yours looks more like physical damage than insect or slugs. Hope you are able to resolve it. Enjoy your blog so much.

Ms Peppercorn said...

Thanks for the tip. I’ve just ordered mine.

Sandra said...

If you go out with a torch at bedtime and check the Hostas I'm sure you will find the slugs then, they tend to hide during the day and come out at night. I put slug pellets down here but I have no pets or wildlife to worry about.

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

I have no idea about those wonderful Hostas. Living in the Mojave Desert does not allow me to grow them. Not many slugs either. I have a brown thumb too, but not from chocolate ... I prefer salty and spicy stuff, maybe from too many tacos. I have always had sweaty feet, not so bad in the 'Golden Years' ... everything dries up.
Happy Memorial Day . . . with Peace for all, Barb

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