The Georgie Gazette #5
I didn’t find the time to write up my posts on the rest of our Europe trip. Work has been busy since I got back from Europe, and this past week we just had some important releases and were tight on deadlines. I still haven’t felt like I’ve settled, but I’m hoping for it to calm in the next couple of weeks…
Fashion Friday Q&A this Friday!
I’m doing a Fashion Friday Q&A post this Friday. This is your chance to ask me about anything fashion or beauty related. Ask me about my inspiration, my style, what my style used to be, tips, advice, anything. :) You can just leave a comment on this post and I’ll be sure to answer it.
Work trip to San Diego
I will be going on a work trip to San Diego tomorrow morning. I’m not really looking forward to it because of the long flights there and back, and essentially only being there for three days. This Friday will not exist to me as I will lose it whilst I’m up in the air, and I am concerned about my sleeping patterns getting out of whack again. They have just been really on the ball since returning from Europe. Although I have been easily tired every night, I have been doing a pretty good job of waking up at the same time.
I have never been to the United States and I’m taking this trip with a grain of salt – I know it will be jam-packed with work activities so it won’t be a great taste of the US at all. I’ve packed my things and am just sticking with a suitcase that I’ll take on the plane – it’ll be much easier than checking it in, especially since I’m taking two laptops and a camera, and that’s essentially half of what I’m carrying. You know, literally only underwear, three shirts and some jeans, whatever.
It’s a shame we won’t have much time for sightseeing, but I expected that. I’m sure I’ll have a good time regardless, but there’s no doubt I will be very tired by the end of it.
That annoying corn on my right little toe
For several years (perhaps longer), I have had a large callous/corn on my smallest right toe. Nick finds it odd that they are called ‘corns’, but the treatments that you can buy in the pharmacy refer to them as corns too. Lately I have been more conscious of the way my shoes fit, and trying to wear shoes that don’t squash my toes too much. I definitely want to avoid getting too many corns on my toes.
I have been trying a Scholl-branded treatment on my tiny corns on the tops of my toes, which is some solution that makes them softer. It worked well, but for my really big and thick corn, it didn’t work too well. Fortunately I ended up buying a different treatment (same brand) that worked really well. It was a set of small discs to place over the corn, with a thick pad to place over the disc. The discs were made of salicylic acid, which gradually broke down the corn.
It was really weird at first because my corn started turning white, but I heard that’s normal as it dries out the layers of the corn. It felt good when it healed over. I would say it took about a week of using the treatment discs every day (sometimes every second day) for the corn to disappear. I’m really happy that the product worked. I was a bit sceptical about it at first, but I’m glad that this painful, old corn has disappeared.
Edit: Returning my water-damaged shoes
I forgot to add this when I initially published this post, but I managed to successfully get my brown oxford shoes refunded. I had to wait until the next day because the manager wasn’t in, but she was happy to give me a refund.
‘You must have worn them when it was lashing down,’ she said. ‘So that’s really your fault.’
Haha what? She was nice about it, but seriously, for a pair of leather shoes that cost $150, I would expect them to keep up after rain has gotten to them and I let them dry naturally. I am glad I got a refund, though it is a bit disappointing because the shoes were perfect otherwise.
💍 Wedding planning update
We have a venue, and a date – just at the point where we need to secure a deposit. We are really happy with the place, and so are our parents. It’s looking good. I am keeping details a secret until I feel it’s right to share. But it was one of the only venues we thought about, as we thought it’d be perfect for us. We’re having both our ceremony and reception at the venue. I’m looking forward to more preparations but we have a lot of time, so there is no need to rush.
We picked up my engagement ring and it fits much better now that it’s half a size bigger! It makes all the difference, and isn’t ripping my knuckle to bits, so that’s the important part.
Until next time. ✈️