May 10, 2016
I’m Sad About My Infirmity – and – Don’t Forget Sunday’s Home and Garden Tour!
Posted by: Nancy Skee
Okay, you already know that I don’t like getting my haircut - nothing against the hairdresser, but everything against having to sit there. Anyway, I’m walking toward the door of the salon trying to get in the zone when I slip and crash onto the concrete step. I ripped a hole in my new jeans, gashed my knee, and - to add insult to injury - I was a day early for my appointment and would have to return the following morning. Oh, brother!
What could I do but limp on home? Once home I bandaged the cut and took myself out shopping for replacement pants. I thought the best thing to do was to carry on with my daily innkeeping chores while I was mending. Fast forward four weeks later and one morning I discover I’m Tiny Tim without his crutch. Can’t kneel, can’t bend, can’t take the steps and a laundry basket at the same time. If I’m on the floor I need to look around and plan on what I can hang on to to get up. What the heck?!
I know you’re saying, “You’re old, girl! These things happen to old people” No. This new behavior is coming from someone who only a month ago could do a full split, so I think I’m in trouble. I decided to check in with the doc who did xrays and called it a cracked kneecap. I’m pretty sad about that.
[caption id="attachment_6196" align="alignleft" width="248"] Too cute, right? It's a seeder turned planter in the back garden at Olde Square Inn.[/caption]However, the plus side is I have much more sympathy for people who can’t climb steps, but the down side is now I’ve got to see the orthopedic guy for what comes next, whatever that will be. I do know, though, what comes next week! (Did you like that little segue? Pretty good for someone who now has trouble moving from one area to the next, haha!)
Next Sunday, May 15, is the Mount Joy Home and Garden Tour! Tickets are available at the Mount Joy Historical Society who benefits from the proceeds. Come out and tour the town and stop in at the Inn. Look for me - I might be the one with the zebra-striped walker. We’ll see what the ortho guy says. Hope to see you soon!