A heating pad helped somewhat and I was able to get to my appointment today. My therapist modified my exercises, messaged my aching leg, and at the end of the session iced my knee and put heat on my back for ten minutes.
When I left I was feeling much better and since I was five minutes from the plant store I decided to swing by there and get treatment for spider mites. I had known for a couple of days that my large split leaf philodendron had them but I just hadn't felt like walking into the plant store.
I figured since I was so close that I would still be feeling good when I got there. However, you know what they say about the best laid plans.
Just down the road there was some type of accident. I'm not sure if it was a road construction accident or a car accident, but they rerouted us off the road. I followed the bumper to bumper traffic onto a side street, then another side street, and so on and so on.
The detour wound through neighborhoods where I had never been before and almost an hour later we reemerged about 200 feet from where we started. Of course by then the accident was gone and my back and leg were hurting from sitting in the car for so long.
As I was only a couple of minutes from the plant store I decided I would stop there anyway. After all, I had a plant emergency, and as long as I could manage to limp into the store I was going to do it.
I'm glad I did. They are setting up for Christmas and I enjoyed seeing the holiday decorations.
As for that detour, I actually enjoyed it. I often feel like I am in the mountains in Atlanta. It is so hilly and the trees are wonderful.
Things don't always go in a straight line in our lives, but when we have to veer off the path it is best to enjoy the moment (or hour as it was in this case).