These way-cute rain boots were a Christmas gift from a friend.
They were parked on my porch for two months waiting for a rainy day that didn't also include ice.
I was pretty excited to wear them for the first time a few Mondays ago, they made the rainy day a little brighter. I snapped this photograph right after I put them on for the first time.
About five minutes from work, I felt something bite one of my left toes.
I drive a standard transmission which means that in order to stop I need to use both feet. One on the clutch and the other on the brake pedal.
I had to wait until I could pull into the parking lot to peel off the boot and claw at my foot.
My toe had a little hole in it, itched like hell and was turning red. I downed two Benedryl - incidentally I had a very productive day.
I sort of thought it was all over, but by Thursday I was sitting in the doctor's office.
Nothing ten days of antibiotics can't fix.
I still love the boots.