Thursday, May 08, 2008

Happiness by Toe Ring and Foam Foot

Do you ever realize that something in your world is making you happy beyond what is reasonable? I'm having that experience lately with a $1.99 foam foot. I bought it in Gallup, New Mexico a couple of months ago. It's designed for displaying toe rings in stores.

For some reason, as soon as I saw it I wanted one. I have a few toe rings, but probably not enough to fill up the foot. But, it "spoke to me." When you can get something that costs less than two dollars that speaks to you, I say if you have two dollars it's a good way to spend them.

I have to say, it has been a good purchase for me. Whenever I run across another toe ring somewhere in the house I can't wait to stud one of the slits in the foam foot with it.

A few weeks ago I was on prednisone and one night when I looked up the side effects, one of those listed was "inappropriate happiness," which I was certainly experiencing. However, even though the prednisone is long gone, the foam foot is still giving me a great deal of happiness - inappropriate or not.

I figure you might as well take happiness anywhere you can find it and by whatever means possible - foam foot included.

Afghans for Afghans

If you are a knitter or crocheter and want to share your talents in a meaningful way, check out It's an effort to provide blankets and sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the people of Afghanistan.

I'm not a talented enough crafts person to do this, but it seems like a great idea.