What a beautiful day today. The manservant vacuumed throughout the house and then served me coffee and a cinnamon bun on our sunny deck - all before 10am.
I did a lot yesterday - that traipse down, and back up, the back steps with full body weight on the foot plus a few laps of the house with just a walking stick. I felt that I achieved a lot and was pretty pleased with myself – until I went to bed. When I took the boot off I saw that I had bruising all around my ankle!! An uncomfortable night followed with my foot aching and feeling as though it had an extra block of wood, to the one I already have, on it. So, it was decided I would have an easier day today.
As I sat out in the sun I thought about how healing it can be to one's spirit. I thought about taking the evil boot off and sunning my foot but decided the neighbourhood had enough scary sights without me adding to it.
We have friends coming over soon for a few late afternoon drinks - the evenings are still nice enough to sit outside and I'm really looking forward to some wine and nibbles.
On the ride to work the other morning I saw someone jogging in the park and I thought "I wish I could run"
LOL - I haven't willingly run in 30 years!!
I have to learn to walk again yet ….. I will have ups and downs in the progress and must remind myself to not try to run before I can walk!
Probably for awhile my life will be a little like a set of escalators – every up day will have a corresponding down day…
I took this photo in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, Australia.