Just look at it, what could be better? Admittedly it is very cold and crisp, but the sky is there, blue and promising. Not a cloud in sight except for a few white traces, and the sun is shining. Today looks good for a wheelie in my chair, although I cannot complain.
After almost three months of exile being cooped up at home with a broken leg, I broke out yesterday morning and went on the morning shopping tour. My heart literally bounced when I approached the supermarket and saw that they now had the plants outside. Oh, how I missed this. I know it is shopping and we all hate shopping, but when your are no longer able it is almost a holiday to get out in the fresh air and see it all. I loved this section of the store outside, it was a place to pause and take a few photos and see what was new in the plant world. There was a nip in the air, so they had covered the more sensitive plants with a plastic foil. Otherwise I felt good. I was pushing my walker as I am not yet in the advanced stage of using a stick outside, but it went well.
I was back in my old routine again. It is only 3 times a week I go shopping, but I was picking and choosing on the shelves, exchanging comments with the shop assistants I know and decided yes, life can be good. My only excursions since my accident were to the doc and hospital which were not exactly the peak of entertainment.
Even the drive to and from the supermarket was an excitement. The same roads, same scenes, but it was now all new to me. Even the clouds seem to be celebrating with a few interesting formations and the sun was shining.
I had a an hour physio therapy in the afternoon and had a few good moments. I spent the time walking with my stick, like in the good old days. Yes I am now on my way. I now avoid my walker when possible. The therapy lady brought a pair of crutches with her to try, but I was uncomfortable and a little unsteady. I can keep them a week to practice. With my stick it goes perfectly. Of course I am not Speedy Gonzales, but it works. I now see some light on the horizon.
Yesterday was good day for me and I have a feeling that I am getting there. This was just the first shopping trip, but I will now be going shopping again regularly like in the pre-broken leg days. Mr. Swiss is glad needless to say.
As we left our village I felt the first signs of emotion when I saw the Jura mountains in the distance, I was on my way again.
So now to calm down, I have a normal stay at home day today, although perhaps I might be on my way in the wheelchair this afternoon if the weather stays good.
Enjoy your day, and make the most of it is all I can say.