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Drunk At Work

April 23, 2011

Well … not really, I’m far too sensible (ahem!) for that. However on Thursday I did make a big mistake that made me feel a lot like I’d had a few vodka and tonics. If anyone wears contact lenses, you will know that this is a rookie error …

My left contact lens felt a bit weird when I put it in first thing in the morning, but I figured that maybe there was a bit of fluff on it that would get flushed out eventually. It was OK until I got to work and started trying to work on my computer – my contact was really uncomfortable and after 45 minutes or so trying to work through it I had to take it out. I didn’t have my glasses or any spares with me (doh!) and to make it worse my left eye is more short-sighted than the right.

That’s when I discovered the similarities with inebriation. I was OK if I sat still, but as soon as I tried to move I got very disoriented and I had real problems navigating stairs. Everything was kind of blurry and dream-like. In fact the morning went really fast and because I couldn’t procrastinate by surfing the net I was the more productive than I am most days. I also discovered that I’m deaf when I can’t see properly – I had to get up really close to hear what anyone was saying to me. So, in conclusion everyone now thinks I’m a weirdo Smile

I don’t care about that anymore because we’re deep into the long weekend. I’m at home in Chester with my parents, but did make a slight error my not bringing my camera, so no photographs. The highlight of the weekend was probably a trip to Cheshire Farm ice-cream which is temptingly within walking distance from my parents’ house. I had the best ice-cream flavour ever – white chocolate, raspberry and oreos. A-MAZ-ING!

Walking home I had really bad pain in my foot where I’ve fractured my sesamoid bone. It’s OK now, but I’m getting frustrated that it’s not properly fixed yet. I guess that I can’t expect a fractured bone to heal and be pain free quickly, especially when I’m walking and running on it. The podiatrist is happy with my progress and is OK with me running, so it’s not all bad.

Today I’ve been shopping with my Mum and bought some very pretty clothes, which is a relief after I’ve been struggling with my wardrobe of late. I was trying to find some pictures on the net to show you, but I can’t find the things I bought. The problem with buying pretty dresses and skirts is my lack of pretty shoes to go with them. None of my old shoes fit with my orthotics and I can’t wear heels at all now. I’ve bought new pairs, but they are all big and clompy (not a word, but it expresses what I mean) and I can’t wear them with skirts. I went in various specialist shoe shops and could find anything that fit AND I liked (most of the customers in these shops were 60+ with puffy ankles). I went in Clarks, but they had about 4 styles in extra-wide, none of which were suitable. After shedding a few tears (shoe shopping is emotional!) the assistant suggested that I try to children’s department because they stock more styles in up to H width fitting … and I found a very pretty pair of ballet-style shoes in the age 9-12 range. Plus, no VAT to pay! I would never in a million years thought of buying children’s shoes, but I would recommend having a look if you struggle with wide feet like me. They stock up to size 7 for girls in Clarks.

Shoes

I hope everyone else is having a good long weekend. I’m looking forward to opening the Green and Blacks 70% cocoa egg that I know is waiting for me!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2011 2:47 pm

    Oh you poor thing (with the contacts and the shoe shopping)- great idea buying kids shoes! On holiday in the USA I have bought kids jumpers before, but never in England.
    That ice cream flavour sounds amazing too 🙂

  2. April 23, 2011 4:04 pm

    Kids shoes are never an option for me!! Not only do I have the width factor but the Bigfoot factor! No matter what my body does, my feet will always be plus sized 🙂

    DUO shoes have been my lifesaver! They do little (and enormous!) sizes in 3 different widths.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the long weekend – I have been loving the hot weather, the ice cream and the relaxation! I think my part of London might be about to get some rain though, the skies are darkening 😉

  3. April 23, 2011 6:13 pm

    I’m with Phil, I have massive size 8 wide feet! I’m so glad I don’t have to wear contacts, that sounds like a werid experience!

  4. DonnyFan permalink
    April 23, 2011 6:26 pm

    I have the same feeling when I’m deep into overtime on a late shift – like 3am…. :p

    x

  5. April 23, 2011 7:48 pm

    My Mum buys kids’ shoes: she has the opposite problem in that her feet are super narrow, so she needs width fittings not to be sloshing around in whatever shoes she wears.

    I hope you enjoy your Egg 🙂

    xxx

  6. April 24, 2011 5:02 am

    Oh no! Contacts drive me nuts. I gave them a try when I was a teenager but I couldn’t stand them. Only glasses for me!

  7. April 24, 2011 10:15 am

    Sorry but your contact lens story made me laugh, it must have been a surreal sensation though 🙂

  8. April 24, 2011 4:53 pm

    When I was boxing once the girl punched one of my contacts out and it was so strange, I managed to continue though luckily, felt more odd out of the ring afterwards though, the adrenaline must have helped in the ring I guess!

  9. April 25, 2011 2:48 pm

    hehe – yay for kids shoes! Ive always been pretty short at 5’5 but my feet have always been a size 7 UK size. Thats a size 9 I think in the US!

    x

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