Sunday

1 August 2010

All the walking has taken a bit of a toll on my feet, keeping me mostly off them during part of this last week. Murf suggested I soak my feet in strong brewed tea to help toughen them up, and I figured why not? I can't hurt and might help.

Is that my freaking litterbox???
Max, on the other hand, wasn't too sure about the whole thing.

For starters, I used a litter box to pour the tea into (a new one, cripes) which had him staring like WTF? and then sat with it in the living room while I watched a couple things that were on the DVR.

That was as close as he got; even though he's well acquainted with the litter box, he wasn't taking any chances with something that was obviously wet, and at his level.

It's way too soon to know if the tea will help--only soaking once is probably not going to tell me diddly squat--but it felt soothing enough to keep trying.

But what felt really good...

No, it's not that deep...
After walking fourteen miles today, I had this waiting for me in the back yard.

The water is still too cold--it was only filled the day before yesterday--but as hot and sticky and sweaty as I was, it felt great.

This is our cheap-assed Sam's Club special, an 18' vinyl pool on ground that's not exactly level--though the Spouse Thingy got it a hell of a lot more level than it would have been--and the one we figure made more sense than popping for something like a Doughboy. If we keep using this, maybe in a year or two we'll get the permanent pool, but for now, this is awesome.

Even if Max does look out the back window with an expression like "Dood, you're taking a bath outside?"

7 comments:

kenju said...

I know you will enjoy the pool!


When I soak my feet (in an old dishpan) my cats try to drink the water.

Geekwif said...

It's awesome, isn't it? We're planning to pour a concrete slab next year so we can be sure to have a nice level surface. This year it's a little wonky.

RANGER said...

Kilroy was here! I'm still laughing. Wait now, if you fill it with tea . . .

Angel and Kirby said...

That pool looks awesome!

The Furry Bambinos said...

We didn't think the pool was that deep. We just thought you are in your birthday suit!

Mom Sue and The Furry Bambinos

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Ahhhh, both the tea and the pool look relaxing. I know the pool is because I was in my friends' pool this weekend! Enjoy!

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