I almost stopped writing these posts: I’ve been doing them for about 9 years in different places, and I thought you might be bored with them at this stage. Especially as there is definitely repetition – after all, my life is not exactly exciting any more! Yet every post still seems to get a good reaction, so here we go again for another week with some daily tidbits…
Friday: B may be grown up, but it’s important to get her out of the wheelchair every day. So floor time is still part of the daily routine. And on Friday I remembered to put her on her tummy, which helps with her head control: I haven’t done it in a long time, and luckily she enjoyed it.
Saturday: Chatting with other parents in the lovely garden of the Carmichael Centre in Dublin while our teenage sons and daughters attend a therapeutic drama session. Best of all, B was happy to join in.
Sunday: Doing the 10K Great Ireland Run in Dublin’s Phoenix Park with my pal Lisa (and clocking up 31,400 steps over the day). It was wet, cold, windy and wonderful!!! A 3 1/2 hour escape from all my worries and I look 10 years younger. Even in a bin liner 😂.
On a more serious note, it shows the value of respite, and how difficult life can be without it.
Monday: I discovered a new season of my current favourite TV series: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Please don’t judge me, it’s a little bit of escapism for an hour after B is in bed – and I suspect I may view Coulson as a surrogate father figure 😂
Tuesday: Zumba 💙
Wednesday: The arrival of sunshine meant I got some work done in the garden.
Thursday: I rewarded myself – and the rest of the family – with cake following a painful physiotherapy session. I have to get my shoulder problem fixed as it’s preventing me from doing some of B’s essential daily stretching exercises.
Friday: A morning meeting that promised much. Now to see if it delivers!
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