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In the morning Mum and I went to do some long overdue shopping; mostly groceries and cleaning stuff and so on. But at Deichmann's I got lucky: I finally found a pair of sandals/slippers/whatever that I can actually wear. Even if they are about 5 centimetres longer than my foot.

For those who don't know: I've got an inherited circulatory problem, meaning that I get swollen feet very easily, and having stood around on the school yard for the last decade didn't help. It doesn't hurt or anything, Granny lived 96 years with the same problem and it wasn't the thing that killed her, so I have hopes that it won't kill me, either. But finding shoes is a thing of near impossibility. When I'm extraordinary lucky, I might find shoes that are wide enough, but then they are several sizes larger than what I'd wear if my feet wouldn't swell up every day. At least these are fairly comfortable ones - meant for men, originally. Figures.

In any case, we went to one of the fancy caf├ęs in the shopping centre to celebrate. Two Wiener Kapuziner cost almost 25% of what my new shoes did, but who cares? We decided that we deserve to pamper ourselves from time to time, since nobody else ever does.

Coming home, I finished Chapter 17 of Enterprise - The Maiden Voyage, and made decent headway into Chapter 18. Now if I only could bring up the strength tomorrow to type up the whole thing! *fingers crossed* I also continued putting up the previous chapters of the same story to AO3. Currently, I'm at Chapter 9. So far the interest is underwhelming. *sigh*

Afterwards, I tried out a new recipe. Behold my amazing cherry pie:



It isn't just pretty, it tasted fantastic, too. And it's very easy to make, except of getting out all the kernels or stones or whatever they're called in English of the cherries. In the end I looked like some mass murderer, with my hands dark red from cherry juice, up to the elbows. I still haven't managed to get it out from under my fingernails. *g*

And then I had some decent entertainment, watching the 5th episode of Star Trek Continues. If you're a fan of the one and only Original Series and haven't seen it yet, go and watch it! You'll be delighted.

Date: 2017-06-26 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
Your pie is making me hungry! I struggle to find shoes small enough.

Date: 2017-06-26 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wiseheart.livejournal.com
My feet are impossible! I could wear Size 36 length-wise, need Size 38 for the width and Size 40 for the height of them! Try to find shoes with those dimensions! The problem is that the swelling starts right at the toes, and today's shoes - at least those made for women - are all so stupidly narrow and flat over the toes. If my current shoes die on me, I'll have to go barefooted for the rest of my life!

Date: 2017-06-28 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] breannarose1.livejournal.com
Shoes!! Love finding just the right ones. It's very satisfying.
You most definitely do deserve to pamper yourselves.

That pie looks ooooh soo good. :)

Trying out the "Star Trek Continues" series - looks promising.
Edited Date: 2017-06-28 01:38 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-28 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wiseheart.livejournal.com
I've watched the whole thing, save the last available episode (I've saved that for today) and I'm very satisfied with what I've seen so far.

I highly recommend Star Trek Phase 2 (https://vimeo.com/channels/startrekphase2) as well; a completely fan-made series that uses some of the unfilmed story ideas for the Original Series.

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