Yesterday was the first day that I felt totally normal. BM's are not yet up and running after the craziness but otherwise I was able to do all my chores and cook and clean normally and no weakness. My weight had dropped to 203 lbs for a couple of days but has gone up to 206.5 lb now and seems stable there. Now that I feel better I can look at eating a balanced diet again and look to continuing my journey to health.
Yesterday I made DS and I huaraches from kits I bought. Very comfortable and as close to barefoot as I can get and still be allowed in stores. Also helps to protect my feet from thorns - we have plenty of goat heads and cactus around here. I am not planning on trying these on the cactus but hopefully they'll protect me if we have an accidental encounter. I am pleased with how they turned out. DS is delighted too - he has been complaining that the soil is too hot for him to walk on barefoot now, he hates shoes and is almost always barefoot. I think these are going to be a good compromise for us. Of course it is a mission to get them adjusted just right - especially on a fidgety kid's foot! But we are almost there, and then it is a pull on sandal and no more messing with it required.
We are going to look at another house this afternoon. Will have to see if it could work for us. About 900 sq ft on about 2.5 verticle acres with a little plot across the road and on the river. Feeling hopeful and yet cautious. It hasn't been lived in for about 2 1/2 years as the old man who lived there before passed away. Needs a lot of work - question is, "How much and what kind?"
It is up in the mountains and the elevation would take care of the worst of the heat that would be awesome!!
We are working on getting the chickens moved to the veggie garden area this weekend. THen the dog will have the run of the backyard and should also keep the deer and bunnies at bay while my grapevines etc do their thing.