I spent this year sort of burrowed in enjoying my retirement. I'm ready for a New Year.
I am ready to pour over my seed catalogs to plan a garden anew. I have a nice new notebook and matching pink binder. All of my garden books, and past year notebooks and maps are all in the dining room so I can sit and look out the patio doors and plan and dream. Once I clear the Christmas serving plates and things off of the table.
My knees are behaving, sort of. I'm not sure if the "chicken shots" I got in each knee actually helped at all, but since they're not in constant pain perhaps so. I decided long ago that if I ever had to have a cane it would be a cool one.
My first cane is:
For Christmas I asked for another that I couldn't choose from myself, and I got this spectacular thing:
They don't just look cool, they really help in walking, and have made things much easier for me.
The small drawback to taking your cane out in the world with you (something I've been reluctant to do, but I'm getting better and can stay afoot much longer) is that these make some people gape (and you know I don't like being noticed). Also, a few people seem to think trouble walking means trouble thinking and responding to normal conversation. Duh.
I'm hoping to take advantage of my new mobility to see the sights, maybe do some walking for exercise and pleasure. Who knows?
Enjoy the rest of 2014, see you in the new year!