Monday, February 23, 2015

Complex tear in Lateral meniscus with bone spurs and arthritis in left knee

This is why I have been having pain in my knee and have not been able to run :(

I had an MRI last Wednesday because of pain in my left knee---it hurt to put any weight on it.  I have bee staying off it as much as possible and it is feeling better but have decided to have arthroscopic surgery on March 6th.  I am hoping that I have a quick recovery and will be back to my normal pace (which I hope includes running).  Probably no more half marathons in my near future, but will settle for being able to do 3 to 4 miles.  Fortunately once I get through the Lenexa Hook-in this weekend I do not have any plans in March...leave for California for the baby shower on April 9th so I should be pretty well recovered.

Hope to see lots of you this weekend at the Lenexa Hook-in---I am doing the snow snow  go away dance.

Don't forget to buy tickets for the raffle rug while you are there.

I will probably have to cancel the first week on home classes in March ---but we will see.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A long overdue post---catching up

I can't believe it is almost the middle of February!  The Lenexa Hook-in is not far away and I need to get busy!

I just returned from a Birthday/Anniversary cruise to the Caribbean---what a great time!

This is the view from the rooftop terrace at our hotel in San Juan before we set out to sea.

I loved the double rainbow.

this photo was taken on my 65th Birthday in our rooftop balcony in Old San Juan.  We stayed at the Gallery Inn---I would highly recommend it for an unusual stay in Old San Juan.

My dapper husband sporting his new straw hat on the balcony on Old San Juan.

The streets in old San Juan are made of this old brick---even bluer in real life.  I think I can see a rug in this picture.

This was taken in St. Kitts and the Caribelle batik place---they showed the making of these with wax resist and dyes---I bought a wonderful black and white wrap that I wore a lot on the cruise as a swim cover up, skirt or shawl.  Beautiful work!  The blue one that I was wrapped in was hanging on the line to dry---it was about a 6 yard piece---kinda wish I had asked it it was for sale.

these are some small baskets made by the Carib Indians in Dominica---made fro L'arouma reeds---supposedly they bury the reeds in the soil to turn them different colors.  I wish I had bought some larger ones.  The nutmeg in the open basket was from Grenada.  I think I need to make an egg custard pie and sprinkle it with the nutmeg.  They also used the nutmeg on a lot of the Caribbean rum drinks---not a bad idea either!

This is where I got to on Sailcloth primitive before I left on my trip---I am considering adding about three rows of the darker brown outside the border and then binding it in the same dark brown fabric.

I bought tickets today to fly to California to help host my daughter's baby show in April---looking forward to it.  I plan to take two extra suitcase to get some wool to California for the workshop in Cambria in June---friend Kelly is going too so that is two more bags!  Yeah!!!!

Well I best get to work getting ready for home classes next week and the Lenexa Hook-in!!!