Best Foot Forward
I was delighted to see that today’s Shutter Sister post is about taking pictures of your feet!
I have a love/hate relationship with my feet. After every shower, I slather them in shae butter cream and slip on some gel socks for an hour or two. My feet come out smooth and feeling great! Yet I am forever fighting a nail fungus that can be placated, but never quite eradicated. So sometimes, my feet are hideous: dry, cracked, and peeling with yellow nails – in short, icky!
About every other spring when it gets really bad (like it was this spring), I drag myself to a dermatologist who confirms – again – a fungal infection and either prescribes Sporanax (a pill I take twice a day for a week, one week a month for 3 months) or a topical cream (to be applied twice a day for six weeks).
When the magic has run its course. my feet are mostly back to normal (thought there’s one nail that will probably never be right) and for 3 to 6 months, I don’t have to fight with my feet. During those summers, I can enjoy summer days of walking barefoot through grass or wearing sandels.
My greatest guilty foot pleasure is getting a spa pedicure, which I try to do once a year, usually right before the 4th of July. And since my feet are oft-seen on the 4th, as I (usually) tromp around on the tarps on the Esplanade for the entire day before the Boston Pops concert, I also get a snazzy polish job. This is the ONLY time of year my toes see polish, so I love doing something fun.
This picture was taken on July 1, 2007 at my sister’s house on her bean-bag chair. Its deep blue made the perfect backdrop for my fancy feet!