Some sort of cumulus clouds this morning, although there are many sorts of cumulus clouds and I am still learning. It was a wonderful start to my morning, with sunshine and a promising Spring day. I hugged my bed a little longer this morning as an hour was stolen during the night. It just left a note behind saying “see you again next Autumn”, so there is not point in searching for it.
I made the most of the wonderful weather yesterday afternoon and took a wheelie with my wheelchair. I paid a visit to my friends the chickens who I had not seen since last Autumn. They were all waiting for me. One was acting guard on the look out to tell the others to be ready for a few photos. I then moved on.
The horses were waiting and enjoying the sunny afternoon. There were a few new arrivals. These horses belong to the stable and you can also have riding lessons. There is also a pony for the children. Needless to say I just take the photos which is enough practice for me.
I was quite proud of myself yesterday. Since breaking my let I have been quite restricted in my movements. I remember one therapy lady in the hospital, the chief, finding it was not so bad and in two months I would again be walking with my stick. I did not really believe this at the time, and was convinced my walker would be my permanent colleague. However a week ago I began to try the stick, although with the walker nearby just in case. Gradually I left the walker on one side now and again under observation of my physio therapist and yesterday I was walking again only with my stick, after all who needs a walker. The main problem for me is not the actual walking, but regaining my self confidence to walk. I was really proud of myself. I even managed to do my routine work at home independently and I am now getting there. Unfortunately I cannot go shopping tomorrow as the cleaning lady is coming in the morning, but perhaps in the afternoon. I am sure I can now walk with my stick in the supermarket and again use the trolley for walking and shopping. It is strange but normal annoying daily chores are no longer such a bother, I almost enjoy them now because I realised how it is when it is physically no longer possible. I am almost me, not quite, but almost. What a wonderful Easter gift for me.
I almost forgot to tell you about the new arrival in the duck pond at the stables. I saw this black swan poking its head up. Unfortunately it remained in the water so it was difficult to get the perfect photo, but I have all summer for my Pulitzer prize. I once saw a pair of black swans in Mallorca many years ago. They are very stately creatures and not something we often see here. I believe they are more common in other countries.
Yes I had a great ride yesterday and today I will probably take another one. I have not yet been to the castle. I also visited the cemetary yesterday, another opportunity for photos.
Enjoy your Sunday. I noticed that some of our shops in town are open today as an exception, probably for the Easter sales, although I prefer an excursion in the country air. Enjoy the day, and make the most of it – I will.