Hello friends ~ so much day-to-day busyness going on here and doing my "homework" (research) on meniscus tears so that when I met up with my orthopedic doctor again today, I'd be prepared with questions. Long story short, my tear does indeed require surgery - unless I want things to get worse and develop osteoarthritis. (I was hoping I could get away with just physical therapy.) It's a degenerative lateral tear, meaning the tear is on the outside of the knee where there is no blood supply. This kind of tear is uncommon; the more common ones are medial tears - on the inside of the knee. Brian and I actually had a little chuckle about me having the uncommon kind. That's pretty much been the story of my life with my medical history. Anyway, the surgery scheduler will be calling me in the next few days to schedule surgery, so I'm hoping to have it by the end of the month. I'm admittedly scared, but I also want it over so I can move on to healing. I'm in a lot of pain right now.
On to better things. One of the great things about fall in my area is the abundance of activities and fests to choose from on the weekends. This past weekend, a couple of local antique stores were having a fall harvest sale. These little stores are only a 20 minute drive from my house, but yet I'd never been there. It's in an area that I never just pass through, so I always thought "some day". Brian and I met my aunt and uncle there for some treasure hunting.
I loved this pumpkin planter, but priced at $35, I had to pass it up.
Not an antique, just a homemade planter, but charming nonetheless.
I spy some pretties...we need to go inside.
Stepping inside...I love antique stores like this, where there's so much to look at. I could go back over the same area a few times and find something I hadn't seen the first go-around.
Whaddya think ~ is this hat "me"? ;-)
Here's what came home with me (NOT the hat) ~
A vine and twig pumpkin...
A trio of crocheted acorns...
A couple of crocheted pumpkins...
and my favorite bargain, a pair of Le Creuset petite pumpkin cocottes!
Before I sign off, my obligatory maple tree photo:
I think we can all use a little bit of peace and beauty in our lives right now.
Blessings to all.