Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Winter - a random post

I like Winter.

It's a refreshing change to feel the crisp air after a summer of drenching humid heat.

Except when it gets too cold & the chill goes right into your bones & your teeth can't help but chatter & you can't help but shiver to generate more heat to keep warm.

Layering helps. Except that when you enter a heated building, you have to peel off your gloves & scarf & hat & heavy jacket & sometimes your sweater, so you end up with your hands full which makes shopping damned inconvenient.

No, I really do like Winter & am actually looking forward to the first snow of the season, whenever that may be. Especially if I can look at it from the inside through the window of my toasty warm house.


madmom said...

Hi "Alien Doc" - I came to visit your blog after my daily visit to Pioneer Woman. I was browsing comments to her colt photos and noticed your moniker. Alien Doc as in UFO? Now I understand though. I scanned a few of your posts and wanted to comment on one from last October about plantar fasciaitis (sp?). I had that for awhile, and my doc showed me a massage technique that I did every morning Before rising and standing on my feet. After several months of doing that faithfully and with no other treatment, there is absolutely no pain. Here is how I massaged my foot: grip around the foot with both hands and sort of wring the foot with each hand going in the opposite direction, like wringing out a wash rag. Do it a few wrings, switching directions at times. Grip the heal and massage in a circular mothion. Then with the thumbs and as much pressure as you can, rub the bottom of the foot from the heel to the ball along the arch, back and forth. It really loosens up the foot before you put any weight on it when you get up in the morning, and this really helped me! Hope it will help you or others.


aliendoc said...

Thanks for the tip madmom! It sounds like something a physical therapist would also recommend - basically try to stretch out the fascia/connective tissue in the area as much as possible. I'll keep that in mind the next time it flares up (if it flares up again!)