Well, October came and went with nary a mention here on the blog...and I've heard from lots of you asking what's going on!
So...let's start off with an update on Granny since many of you always ask about her and have had her in your prayers during her recent surgery. Isn't she the most beautiful 88-year old?:The month of October was basically a month of round-the-clock care-giving and helping Granny get back on her feet after kyphoplasty for her compression fracture in September.
Home Health nurses and physical therapists were coming to the house to work with her, and she's doing much better now. She has some continuing pain, but overall she's faring better and able to do more on her own.
Once Granny was stabilized enough for me to leave her, I headed to South Carolina to be with my sister in the hospital while she was having minor surgery--just a change of patients for me!
After she recuperated a bit, we were ready for a little bit of fun in the midst of all this medical stuff! We stopped at a Mexican restaurant, explored some antique shops, and visited a NC Farmer's Market.
Here's Bet at La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant: And here I am at Burgerworx...my first time at both of these places:
The antique shops were many...here's a picture of the first one, Antiquities Antique Mall in Hendersonville, NC. My only purchase came from this mall, an antique teacup and saucer, which I eventually dropped and broke...so sad: The next antique barn was huge, and we enjoyed looking around. It was stuffed with everything imaginable, but it all stayed there!: This photo below isn't the sharpest, but it was one of my favorite places we shopped...a yarn shop in Asheville--Asheville Home Crafts. My sister brought home a beautiful knitted hat: Here's a wall of tubes full of colored buttons...all shapes and sizes. I loved picking one out for a knitted dish towel:My sister also took me to the NC Farmer's Market in Asheville...such a wonderful market! I loved this Mountains are calling and I must go sign... There were all sorts of vendors: fudge, beans, and cheese...not just veggies:Lots of pumpkins, mums, and apples. I purchased my first ever white pumpkin: We had a wonderful fall day out and about! Soon it was time to head back with our treasures.
On our way home to Greer, SC, through Saluda, NC, we stopped by The Gardner's Cottage, a favorite shop I've enjoyed visiting on other trips:The next day I drove the six hours home to Virginia...seeing hardly a need to unpack as in a few days we'd be driving 9 hours to Atlanta to see little Andrew, our first time to visit him at home since he was released from the NICU.
I was looking so forward to seeing our tiny grandson and was praying that Granny would feel well enough to ride to SC to stay with my sister while we continued on.
Yes! I did get to go with the family. The next post is about my second big trip in October...Trip to Atlanta!
Then stay tuned for our third trip in October...Trip to Asheville for the NCFIC Conference!