Friday, December 7, 2012

The very colorful Isle of Capri...

It is a very grey and raw day here in Central Massachusetts.  I had to get up and get to Worcester for my post-op appointment with my knee surgeon.  He told me that everything is lined up properly on my new 70 to 75% improved left knee.  After all, he said in so many words, there will still be some pain because we're not 15 anymore and nothing could be done about your aching muscles and the bursitis. But now I am free to drive.  I said, "Whoops!  I've been driving for almost three weeks."  He just looked at me.  Then he said that I should take two Advil and come back and see him in two years.  That is, unless I decide that I can't stand to stand on my  95% bad right knee and then I should come back sooner.  Two years is fine with me.  I am happy to hear that all is lined up correctly and in place.  It still hurts a bit especially at night and I will be going to physical therapy until Christmas Eve.  Then I should be free to live my life as I want.  

But driving into Worcester today was just kind of depressing with all the grey.  I decided that when I got home, I would go back to the Isle of Capri for a little while.  I could use a little color in my life.









13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the boat, the lighthouse - wow! :)

and really good news on the knee! bad girl on the driving... :)

barbara l. hale said...

I know. I'm not that good at following directions.

Shaun Gibbs said...

Well, if you can get that kind of colour from a grey day id love to see what happens on a colourful day. I love that boat and seascape. Beautiful work as per usual.
Shaun

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm happy for you Barbara, that your knee is in good shape and where the doctor wants it to be. Hopefully the pain will subside with time. These pictures are so beautiful and full of colour. That striped boat is really pretty. Have a great weekend!

Lydia Martin said...

Awesome colors....and again, congrats on the knee....I bet most people would have been driving

Nicki said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. These are very colorful - so tell me, did the boat make it through the rock opening?

barbara l. hale said...

I am not sure. We didn't stick around to see. But they probably did go in a ways and bavk out. Thrrr are so many little coves there. It's just beautiful.

Brian King said...

LOL! I like a doc with a sense of humor. Glad you got a good report! These are great photos! Lots of color. The third one is wow! And I love the lighthouse!

MEcoy said...

i thought that food stand was somewhere in asia haha

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful series!
Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

Amazing colors in these gorgeous images!!

i must admit that i let out a gasp when i saw the lighthouse!!

it's good you are driving, you were able to report to the doctor that that has been going well. now he doesn't have to worry ;)))

Deanna said...

Oh these beautiful images would cheer anybody!! These are all just eye candy, so bright and colorful!! I just bet that was the most glorious vacation. Good news about your knee..I strongly believe in the power of Advil (!). Thanks for brightening our gloomy, dreary day.

Introverted Art said...

Barbara these shots are stunning. So full of color and so vibrant.