I had a suspicion that today would be a rainy day when I saw the clouds gathering in the distance. Yesterday afternoon was a mixture of sun and cloud, but the weather settled towards evening and so we decided to eat outside. We fitted up our extra sun shade as it would shine direct on the table and then the sun disappeared. The table was laid and a stronger wind occured causing me to wear a t-shirt over my sun top and Mr. Swiss long sleeves (he is more prone to the colder temps). The weather settled for the meal although the extra sun shade was not necessary. Sometimes the weather plays its tricks.
I also had a visit from the physio therapist yesterday, the last for a while. We both agreed that there was nothing more that she could do for me. My activity has improved to the extent that I am almost back to my condition before breaking a leg: not quite perhaps, but it is more in the head than the body now. I can walk around at home without my cane, and sometimes with. My normal housewife stuff is no longer a problem, and I am really back to feeling OK. I will be keeping my cleaning lady, as she is a great help for relieving me of bathroom and shower duty. That would be a little too much for me. Otherwise it is all systems go. I still have a few hours good with the therapy, and we arranged that I would call her if I needed help somewhere.
Just before she left I asked for her advice on my gardening situation. I have a pot of daffodils which are now finished, actually two pots. I would now like to plant them in my garden around my buddleia which you can see in the middle, but I cannot move so low towards the ground. She is really a great help. She took one of my folding chairs at the table, and said I could sit on this and do the planting. As I have long arms it should not be a problem. I tried it and it is ideal and now I really feel that I am back in the routine. The daffodils will now return every year in the garden. I so dislike having to rely on others to do little jobs. I can now also at last plant a sage in my herb garden with the same method. The men in my family are just not gardeners.
I am also now in the process of getting permission to use parking spaces for the handicapped. I have a form to complete, with a photo of me not older than half a year and a second form for my neurologist. He assured me this week when I saw him that it would be no problem. It will help a lot at the supermarket, as the special car spaces are very near the entrance and almost always empty.
Today is a religious holiday in Switzerland and all the shops are closed for Ascension Day. Being a golden oldie it does not really bother me as Thursday is a non shopping day for us. It will be a take it easy day today with nothing to do, just the usual. As I write this I can hear the rain pitter-patting outside which suits the mood.
Make the most of your day and I hope it is a good one. If not, just wait until it gets better. See you around.