Monday, May 11, 2015

Our First Date - 41 Years Ago

We were up and out of bed early this morning to go on our dog walk with Jean and her dogs. They dogs had not been together for a week and they were so excited to see each other.
We did a shorter walk than normal because my heel and knee were sore. But I did pretty good. We walked about a mile and a half.
After breakfast, I decided to go by Wal-Mart and check out their Dr. Scholl’s Insert Machine to see if I could get some orthotics to help my heel pain, plus I’m thinking they would also help out the pain in my knee. I did some research about the knee pain and from what I found, it sounds like it is tendonitis which could be caused from my feet being out of alignment when I walk. I thought that the Dr. Scholl’s inserts would help with that problem. But naturally, the orthotics I needed per the machine were the ones that were not in stock. I went over and checked the isle with all of the foot care products and found a different brand of heel orthotics that are specifically for Plantar Fasciitis, so I thought I’d get them until I can find another location that has the Dr. Scholl’s ones.
On this date 41 years ago, Ben and I went on our first date. It wasn’t really supposed to be a date. My friend Paula, who introduced me to Ben in December 1973 was married to Ben’s friend at that time. She and her “then husband” were going to Catalina Island for the day and she asked if I would go along because she figured she and I could go shopping while her husband and Ben did whatever they wanted to do. Well Ben had different ideas and made it clear that he was interested in me. After that day, I never dated anyone else.
Received my Fit Bit Zip today. I ordered it Friday on Amazon. Hope I will be able to get out soon and start using it for walks, etc.
Got up to 88° here today. Wish I could send some of this nice weather to the middle of the USA so they would not be having those terrible tornadoes.

Here is Ben and me on our first date:


  1. Love the picture of you and Ben. I know you miss him so much.
    Sure hope your foot gets better soon. When I had that trouble the foot doctor taped my heel up real tight it helped a lot. But after some time I had the heel spur removed. they are very painful.

    1. Patsy, I one had a foot doctor tape my heel up like that when I was having a problem and you are correct, it did help.

  2. What a sweet pic of you and Ben. A great love story for sure. Glad all the doggies got together.


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