Today was one of those days that remind me that I am getting older. I call it a maintenance day. It started out with the chiropractor first thing this morning getting my neck back into alignment. I enjoy the therapeutic massage before the adjustment, I almost went to sleep! How embarrassing that would have been if I had started snoring........oh the indignity.
Next stop was the eye doctor. I lost a pair of my glasses and really want two pair to take when we go to Puerto Rico in a couple of weeks so I stopped there to order them. Well, my prescription was a year old and they wouldn't let me order another pair without seeing the doctor first. Okay, no big deal, he had a cancellation so I hopped right in the chair. He asked if I was having any trouble and I said the only thing was when I play board games with T and D I have trouble seeing the board well. I can see distance and I can see up close, in between notsomuch! Trifocals! Yes, you heard me trifocals, now this ought to be fun. Took me two years to get used to my bifocals. Any of you out there use them? If so how long did it take you to get used to them?
Next stop was the drug store to pick up a couple prescriptions. I paid the bill and when I looked in the bag I noticed they had given me a Senior Discount card! They didn't even ask how old I am. Well I guess they know that already as I have to give my birth date every time I pick up something. Sigh......I always thought senior discounts were for old people.
Then on to the foot doctor to check the bone spurs I have on my heals. They are doing great but he said, I think you have one leg shorter then the other. So after measuring my legs, yep, one leg is shorter then the other. He said that I needed a lift. A lift?! Oh great. So he made this 'thing' out of foam and put it in my shoe. I stood up and almost fell over, no kidding, I felt all off balance! If I have had one leg shorter then the other for 57 years why do I need to be balanced now? Sigh again..... He said I would get used to it. I sure could use a senior coffee!!!
As most of you know we got hit with a nor'easter yesterday. Most of the northeast was under storm watch with the airports struggling to stay open. Glad I wasn't traveling. We got about another foot of fresh snow here on top of what we already had. It's very hard seeing around curves as the drifts are so high. Of course I had to go to the bank so headed out. The roads were plowed but still very snow covered as the plow crews were having trouble keeping up with it. School was closed for the day much to the delight of the kids and teachers alike. My plow man came several times to keep us cleaned out and I shoveled the path to the bird feeders three times so that it wouldn't get ahead of me. I like to shovel, it's such good exercise. There were hundreds of birds at the feeders!
Miss T called and wanted to come over for the day so DIL brought her over. She wanted to walk over on the path through the woods but it just wasn't safe. Storms bring in animals such as fox and coyotes and we didn't want her out there. Normally they are more scared of humans then we are of them but with so much snow they are having a hard time finding food so you never know what they will do.
She asked me to teach her how to knit so we went down in my sewing room to pick out some yarn and needles that she could handle. She really picked it up very quickly and knit up a storm off and on all day. She usually had a few extra stitches after each row but only dropped one and I could straighten it out each time. Notice who is snuggled up in her lap. It's Munchkin and she usually is out of sight when the grand kids are around but she sure was loving this.
Later in the day we made an apple pie to have for dessert with dinner. We cut some little things out of the top crust that made it a little fancy and she loved that. I just love having this opportunity to teach her these things. It's fun for me and fun for her and I know we are making precious memories. :o) Son came to pick her up after dinner and had a piece of the pie with ice cream so he was a happy camper too.
My friend that owns the stable came home from the hospital today. She has been in there about three weeks but thinks it was only a week. Isn't that a bit strange? Maybe it's from all the pain meds that she has been on. She will be in a brace for up to three months and uses a cane for now. I hope she comes back 100% but know this will take some time. They have told her that she is VERY fortunate that she wasn't hurt even worse then what she was. Hope she never gets up on that roof again!
Well American Idol is on so guess I'll put my feet up and watch that. These kids sure have a lot of talent!