I know I spend too much time inside. The days go by and pass into weeks and I start to get cabin fever as I get fed up of my four walls!
I had plans to go out but one time I’d forgotten to charge my wheelchair, another I’d forgotten the girls were coming home from school early and I’d not left enough time, and finally, plans were scuppered when my eldest had to go and buy new glasses instead after breaking hers in a fall.
If I’m honest, I’ve not been feeling too good and it’s much nicer to sit cosy on my settee with my book and crochet. Or maybe I have been too lazy?
This week is half term and today we took the kids to the local farm to carve their pumpkins. It was a lovely day, the kids had fun and I was happy for a while that I’d made it out.
Going Out is Not All it’s Cracked up to Be!
The hour in the tent for the pumpkin carving passed by quickly. The kids then did a treasure hunt in the farm shop where they had to hunt for clues in return for a little bag of sweet treats. I do love the farm shop, they sell some lovely things from fruit and veg, meat and cheese, to chocolate, wine and really nice gifts. Today, I just wasn’t feeling up to shopping though, so we rushed around with the kids and they collected their treats before we left.
Outside in the car park we discovered that someone had hit our car! It was only a small bump, but the damage was visible. This is not actually ‘our’ car but the brand new courtesy car that we have while ours is being fixed. I actually felt sick.
We got home and while walking through the door I felt a massive pain in my back which set off a spasm and I went stiff and unable to move. It took my two adult children to hold me up while Graham fetched my wheelchair.
Now, I’m wishing we hadn’t gone out at all. I can only hope the pain eases soon.
And Graham is faced with calling the car hire company about the bump.
We’ve had some friends going through a tough time this week and we’ve done our best to be there for them. This means countless hours on the phone and having them around twice in one week when we normally see them about once every three months. Hopefully they are through the worst though and things will get better for them now.
We have another friend that had to go into hospital for an operation, she’s home and recovering now.
And my eldest daughter fell on a loose slab outside the university smashing up her face as well as her glasses.
All in all, it’s not really been the best of weeks, but things can only get better. Can’t they?