Pier 1 Fall Inspiration

As most of you know I have had a very part time gig at Pier 1 Imports for almost 2 years.  I really enjoy each season as it arrives into the store.  So today as I walked around helping customers I had the idea that it might be fun to share with all of you, just in case you haven't been into a store recently.These are  a few pics of my fav Fall merchandise.
 


Getting Into Shape

Some time ago I began to experience problems with my lower back.  To be honest, I just figured this was a right of passage as I age, along with standing on the tile floor at Pier 1.  But as the discomfort lingered I made the decision to visit my orthopaedist.  Of course they did xrays and what they found came as a surprise.
Clearly, I could see for myself on the xray that the last part of my spine looked different than further up my back.  A degenerative spine was my diagnosis.  For those that don't know what that is it is a gradual loss of of normal structure and function of the spine over time.   The Doctors advice was to strengthen my core. This was important he said.