Prior to my imminent return to go back to work post-maternity, I was sure that I got everything covered in the home front. I even made sure that I did not miss out anything by doing practice runs on major stuff such as ensuring that:
Squirt takes to the bottle
Squirt gets used to me not being around in the day
Pumped breast milk are well stocked up
Spud gets used to taking the school van home
…amongst other things.
I thought I covered my bases; until I realized that the only thing I did not do a practice run for, was walking to the office in my heels! And for something I haven’t done for almost a year now, I somehow managed to get myself some nasty blisters from it – on both my big toes on both feet. It was not even a new pair of shoes – it was one that I had for more than a year, too.
Check out those blisters…I know, I know. It is disgusting to take a photo of my nasty looking feet. But, just for the record, aren’t they just super ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
They sting when I shower, and I had to wear sandals to work thereafter so as not to aggravate the blisters.When it rained cats and dogs a couple of days ago, I had both my feet in putrid-looking water along the sidewalk that was almost knee-high as it was the only way I could get through to the other end of the soi. I cringed at the thought of what lingered in that water, and how those nasties in there could easily worsen the condition of the broken skin on my feet.
I came back home and had my feet“Dettolled” and “Betadined” immediately. That is how paranoid I usually am. And, after living in this country for more than 7 years, I certainly do no want another case of Ringworm. (Oh yes! They did happen.)