This last infection has really taken its toll on me so I am biting the bullet and the scooter is charging ready for the long weekend.
I’ve barely left the house for weeks now mainly because I simply can’t walk that far due to the fatigue from FMS/ME and the muscle weakness that goes with it. I’m too unsteady on my feet and feel completely out of my depth going out.
I’ve been back in the wheelchair again this last week just to get out of the house for an hour or two but as Matt has also been ill with a chest infection I thought it was too much to ask him to push me as well.
I’ve looked back through my photos to see if there is a pic of me on the scooter from last time I needed it but there aren’t any. I have a feeling that I might have deleted any that did exist as I really wasn’t happy about it at the time. You see, I spent the best part of a year in the wheelchair and scooter for the first time in my life in 2014.
Now though my opinion of it has softened slightly. If using the scooter means that my family can go out for the day then I owe them that much. And I don’t have to use it all the time, just when I feel the need so that we can stay out that bit longer.
With Spring about to reach us in Wales, I really want to get out and see the new life. I love Spring. When the flowers start to appear again and the new birds and animals are born.
This is me with Meg during Spring last year down behind our house where the river runs.
I’m really looking forward to seeing Celia’s (squirrel that I feed at home) litter when they are big enough to leave the nest. Squirrels are so funny when they are learning to jump through the trees… and miss! They just get up and do it all over again. The best thing is that I can watch them through my bedroom window. 😀
The plan for this weekend is to drive off and look for quiet little spots that we can use later in the year when we go away for a night or two in my parents motorhome. The idea is that we want somewhere peaceful where we can have a creative retreat away from the technology distractions. I can’t wait.
Somewhere like this would be wonderful.
So this is why the scooter is charging. I have no idea how far I might have to walk and as I still haven’t fully recovered from this infection I don’t want to push my luck too soon. It’s the last day of school today so I need to be up and around to play with Meg.
I can’t wait to take my camera out again and take photos of the small but beautiful things that we all take for granted. It helps me to be mindful and present in the moment.
Today I am grateful for:
- My mum lending me her scooter again.
- My wonderful hubby who never complains about pushing me in my wheelchair.
- New life pushing us into Spring.