I need to catch y'all up on stuff; hence, bullets.
* MRI last Thursday. Loud, but since they were looking at my knee rather than my head, not particularly claustrophobic.
* Will get results Monday.
* Earlier on Thursday felt the floating thing in knee occasionally wedge itself into the joint when walking, thus making it impossible to straighten leg.
* Thinking this means arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chip.
* No biggie.
* Tried to get new lens for glasses to replace one that cracked when face plant occurred. Called place where originally got glasses.
* LensCrafters is scam place.
* Told me I couldn't get just one lens, had to get both, new one would be made by different technician, might not match, visual irregularities, blah blah blah... $500.
* Two words for them: Quality.Control.
* Me, aghast: "Five hundred bucks? Sorry, I will go somewhere else and get new glasses."
* Them: [snippy snippy uppity uppity] "...[blah blah]..."
* Went to Sam's Club.
* Eye exam + new glasses = $321.
* Take that, LensCrafters!
* Screws, plate, and long bolt securing ankle broken last year will come out, day surgery, August 28.
* Ortho surgeon still a cutie and bit of a hunk.
* Technicolor knee & leg fading to more or less normal colors. Boring.
* Even normal-colored knee & leg still painful. Annoying.
* Other leg, both arms, back, head all intact and relatively normal. Reassuring.
* Trying to find comfort in above.
* Glass half full, etc.
* Worked at county library/Friends of Libraries booth at county fair Saturday.
* First time in seven years working there that temperature and humidity below 90 (32℃).
* Knitting sock in public attracted another knitter.
* Pleasant knitterly chat ensued.
* Was told I should enter my socks at the fair.
* Subsequently checked out knitting and crochet entries.
* Very sad.
* Couple sweaters† knit from nice yarn, one pair of socks in Tofutsie, a lot of items knit or crocheted in acrylic.
* Anything I have knit in the past five years, including dishcloths, is at least as good as what I saw (except for the sweaters -- see † below).
* Already planning what to enter next year.
* Not that I am competitive or anything.
* Chatted with UW-Extension guy who is 4H coordinator for county.
* (On his governing committee; that's how I know him.)
* Remote possibility that I may be judging 4H knitting sometime in future.
* Went out for dinner last night with three other couples from lake.
* Most excellent new-ish Vietnamese restaurant in Grantsburg, small town 37.5 miles north of here.
* Long way to drive for a meal.
* Meal worth it.
* Group chatted with owner after dinner.
* She and boyfriend worked in restaurants in Twin Cities for years, wanted their own.
* Thought this location in Grantsburg would be good because there were no other Asian restaurants nearby.
* Nearby = 40+ miles.
* Perhaps that should have been indication of local interest in Asian food?
* Business very slow at first, picking up now.
* As previously mentioned, food = excellent (aspargus basil shiitake mushrooms with grilled shrimp).
* Must re-visit restaurant; many other items of interest on menu.
That's enough for today. Go now and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
† The winning item was a sweater knit by a woman whom I know slightly through the local fiber guild. I didn't read the entry card beyond her name, but I expect that she spun the yarn (wool/llama blend, I think, and from her own animals). It was an Icelandic-style, fair isle circular yoked pullover, thick and warm enough to substitute for a winter coat. The other sweater -- knit by the woman with whom I chatted -- was a deep red lacy pullover with a shawl collar in wool/mohair/alpaca blend. Both sweaters were lovely and definitely worthy of the winning ribbons. It was the rest of the entries that failed to impress me.