My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Wow, life has gotten away from me again.

I still have a ton of pictures to post and things to talk about. I'm loving the new job and anxiously awaiting the END of school! My sister's quilt is almost finished and Sonshine sprained his ankle last Friday at Field Day and is in a splint until we see the orthopedic doc later this afternoon. My job at the hospital is as crazy and unrewarding as ever.

Do your feet swell?

I found the most awesome socks!

They are made by Juzo are unisex and look like regular socks, BUT they are actually medical compression socks (or "support socks"). Made originally for diabetics they support my feet, ankles and lower legs fabulously while having the extra cushion on the sole that a good thick athletic sock has.....and they're cotton, not hose!

Juzo Silver Sole Comfort Socks (Mens & Womens)
Compression: 12-16 mmHg
Colors: Below Ankle: Pink, Black and white (Pink in SML) Low Cut: Only available in white Crew: Black and White Knee-high: Black and White

Juzo® Silver Sole is made with X-STATIC® silver fibers which allow Silver Sole to naturally and safely eliminate common bacteria and fungi. And with the pillowed sole protection you can walk for miles and your feet will feel great.

Diabetic Friendly!
Silver Knitted for antibacterial protection & odor reduction
Pillowed Sole adds cushion to reduce blistering and callous buildup
Channeled Toe Seam, reduces toe irritation
Mild compression in the foot and ankle

I like cushy socks and don't like wearing hose under socks for the 14 hours I'm up and about when working and these socks are wonderful! I bought the crew style sock and have noticed a big improvement in my feet. Plus they are machine washable and dryable!!!

So, while no one knows or cares that I'm telling you all about these socks **ie, this is not a paid advertisement!** if you have issues with puffy feet I seriously recommend you give these socks a try! Do shop around a bit though because I actually found about a $5 per pair variance in the price at some online stores!

So, here's to happy feet and typing fingers! :-)


ellen b. said...

Never a dull moment in your neck of the woods. Thanks for the tip on the socks...I'll have to check them out. Glad your new job is working well. Hope that ankle is good soon!

Katharine said...

Thanks for the sock tip! Hope your son is up and around again soon!

Mary said...

Sarah, Being a diabetic, these are just what I need. Thanks for the tip. I will try to find them online.

Blessings to your family. Keeping you in my prayers.


Linda said...

I don't have puffy yet but I suspect that will be on the list of "old age ailments" that eventually come along in my advancing dotage. Thanks for the tip, I will keep it in mind!

Hope Sonshine is up and about again on two good ankles before too long!

Lisa said...

yikes! Scared me there with the "cast" on Sonshine's leg! Hope it's no biggie and heals quick! Glad the job is going well, too! :))

GrandmaK said...

You are so busy!!! Thanx for the socks tip!!! Wishing you well! Cathy

Stephanie D. said...

Poor Sonshine! Hope all is well there.

Thanks for the tip on the socks--I'll have to hunt some up.