Not answering questions and other random stuff

People who read this blog, those who also have blogs that I follow, may or may not have noticed something amiss lately.  You see, there have been myriad posts lately in my circle of blogging friends of a questionable nature.  Heehehe.  I mean, posts containing lists of questions about various topics. And normally I’m a sucker for questions — both asking and answering.  So I would usually be all over questionable posts like those like white on rice. But lately?  I just don’t have the brainpower to answer questions in the manner I like to.  In other words (say it with me)… I’m tired y’all. 

I would love to answer all of the question posts that are floating all around my blogsphere, and I’ve even attempted to start answering a few of them, but my mind is drained of energy, and even on a normal day it takes quite a long time for me to make a blog post — what with editing, proofreading, and adding pictures.  So far it’s taken me about two hours to write this one, and I’m just now getting to the proofreading part. So you can imagine how long it would take to answer upwards of twenty questions. Ha! Yeah, I know it doesn’t look like I proofread, but I do. I really do. Being in pain all of the time addles my brain, and I often miss the little things like an/and of/off and double words. Don’t even get me started on commas. Just… don’t. Spellcheck doesn’t pick those up, and things like Grammerly piss me off — I will totally argue with programs like Grammerly because they will tell me that something is wrong when I know it is correct. But I digress.

So anyway, if you, dear reader, have posted questions on your site and you had the idea that I would answer them, because I always do… I probably tried and just fizzled out or I wanted to but just didn’t have the energy to even try.  It’s kind of frustrating for me because I like answering questions. But the most I’ve been able to do these days is watch videos, comment on things here and there and make short little blog entries like this.  Worry not, dear reader, this is but a fatigue flare, and it’s common for some of my ailments  — fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, arthritis, &c… Hell chronic in general will make one fatigued once in a while.  It will pass and I’ll have some energy again. And then… sometime down the road, I’ll get another one of these, and the cycle will begin again. Such is life. I just have to wait for this one to pass so I can go about my daily life, such as it is. 🙂 Then I will be in the right frame of mind to answer questions once more.

In other news, I totally overate the other day — not by much, but still — and since I’m too tired to exercise, I’m feeling blah from the whole thing. Back on track today!  Still can’t exercise — does walking around stores count? But I can stop overeating. Still, those mozzarella sticks tasted good. ^_^ Fried food is my weakness. It’s also what makes my gut complain the most.  Balance, y’all, it’s difficult to find. Ha!

In other other news, I have to find some new shoes. Let me tell you why that’s news. I hate shoe shopping. There’s a reason why I only have four pairs of shoes, and only wear, like, two of them, and one of those pairs is falling apart. I have wide feet and high arches.  If I step on one of those little foot measuring things, the tip of my big toe is almost to 7.5 women’s but the width of my foot is nearly a nine women’s. I can get away with an 8.5 women’s wide… most of the time. Depends on who makes it. Even in “wide” sizes, women’s shoes tend to be tight on me, so I prefer to buy men’s shoes for two reasons — they’re usually made better and they’re usually wider than women’s.  But! since I wear an 8.5 women’s that converts to about 6.5 to 7 men’s, and not everyone carries that small in men’s sizes. Most stores usually only carry “boy’s” or “youth” sizes that small, which aren’t wider and not always crafted as well (kids don’t need well made shoes, they’ll grow out of them before they fall apart). So it’s women’s or bust.  And, as I mentioned earlier, that’s hit or miss when it comes to fit. Now, I could try a 9 women’s but then they’re getting ridiculously too long.  When it comes to boots, I usually have to go up nine women’s because boots are a whole ‘nuther animal.  Sneakers (aka trainers)?  It’s best if I stay at 8 or 8.5. 

Close-Up Photo of Adidas Shoes
Random shoes via Pexels.com

To top it off, I also need arch support because the arches in my feet are freakishly high. Okay, they’re not freakishly high, but high enough to cause me problems. Now, I could just buy inserts. I can and have bought inserts for my shoes. And trust me dear reader, I’ve lived with these feet for a long time — I’ve bought my share of inserts over the years. If they’ve been marketed, I’ve probably tried them.  My boots have inserts in them for example. But it’s way easier and cheaper to just buy a shoe that has arch support in it IMHO.  Having said that, if I can find a shoe that fits in every other way without the arch support, I’ll buy it and purchase separate inserts.   The thing is… the last time I went shoe shopping, dear reader, I went to eight (count them eight) different stores and ended up with sub-par shoes that served a purpose but in the end did my feet more harm than good. Because when one goes to that many stores and tries on as many shoes as I did, well you’ll take what you can. I honestly and truly hate shoe shopping with a passion and will avoid it if at all possible. I considered at one time having custom made shoes done for me… they’re hella expensive, but man… it would save me a lot of time and effort. ^_^ 

And that’s my randomness for the day. 

19 thoughts on “Not answering questions and other random stuff

  1. Sadje

    Shoes that are comfortable and good are hard to find. I have virtually no arches. Flat footed, and a big and wide foot at that. My solution is to get the Fitflop. I have them in several colors. 😃

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    1. Willow Post author

      I used to wear flip flops when I was a kid, but man, do they make my feet and back hurt! No support at all. They had these thick ones back in the day (the 1980’s) and bought those, which helped, but they don’t make those anymore that I can find. If I do any walking at all, I need some serious cushion under my feet. ^_^

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          1. Willow Post author

            And therein lies the problem. I need to try them on first to see if they will even fit me, which is why I detest shoe shopping. So many shoes, so few that fit my weird feet. ^_^

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          2. Willow Post author

            Yes, I understand that. I’ve used Amazon before, but that’s way too much hassle. In my humble opinion of course. ^_^ For me, it’s much easier to find a store, try them on and see if they fit. But I’m weird that way.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong

    Personally, I think all this Q & A stuff is trivial and has no heart. But I always read you because you usually have something to say. Blogging to me isn’t Q&A. It’s writing. Photography. Art. It has meaning, structure, and … god help me … thought!

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    1. Willow Post author

      Melanie, please don’t take my post to mean I dislike your question posts. I do like them. I always enjoy reading your answers. I’m just too tired to participate in the answering of the questions on my own site.

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  4. Laurie

    I agree with you on the question posts. I just got plain worn out answering them and I decided, reluctantly, not to do them anymore. But hating shoe shopping? I can’t even comprehend! 😀

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    1. Willow Post author

      I’ve never liked shoe shopping, to be honest, and I avoid it whenever possible. Too much disappointment and I’m exhausted at the end of it. And I usually end up with ill-fitting shoes to boot. So there’s that. If I had normal feet, I might enjoy it more. 🙂 I do like clothes shopping, so there’s that. ^_^

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    1. Willow Post author

      Birkenstocks are nice, but man are they expensive. ^_^ I was gonna say, “Don’t they only make sandals?” but a quick Google search shows that they do make regular shoes too. Still expensive though. ^_^ I should see if any retailers here sell them and try on their regular shoes.

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