Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All Set to Sit Again.

Frogs and Lizards.

Slept pretty well last night, shame that I tend to wake up early and then can not get back off to sleep again.

And today was no exception, woke up when I coughed which triggered as always a big spasm.

I was now officially awake although did try to pretend I was still asleep, did not work, so lay here moaning quietly.

I was very happy when Richie got up and closed the window and put the heating on briefly to warm up the apartment.

As soon as it was warm I did my arm exercises and Richie did the leg exercises and massage.

Then a delicious fruit smoothie and later on oatcakes and Wenselydale cheese with Branston pickle and a couple of spicy pickled onions.

In between my new red winter jacket arrived, it has zips up the arms which make it easier to put on.

Also got a warm black protective bag (like a sleeping bag with zips) for my legs and up to my hips, nothing under my bottom which makes it easy to put on in the chair so no extra transfers with the hoist.

Looking forward to testing them out this Thursday when my adaptation will be fitted onto my electric wheelchair.

I am all set to go out and enjoy myself, first have to take it easy and slowly build up the length of time that I can sit.

But soon I will be out and about in my new red jacket all snug with my legs well protected.

Feels good to me.


Anonymous said...

I love the photos you chose today!!! Oh how fun that you got your jacket! I love when my deliveries arrive, it's like christmas, even though I DID pay for it, lol! 2 days to go!

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
Glad you like the photos, the jacket is red and looks good and seems to be warm, rain and wind proof.
It was abit like Christmas here today with the parcel arriving, only took a day to get here.
I am very excited now.
Thanks for coming by and commenting.
Have a good afternoon.

Nat said...

All set for the big day then! Hurrah.

Love the photos of the frogs... ours are heading to hibernation now so I shall be deprived until next spring!


Joan said...

Your new jasket sounds just the ticket for the winter. Hope the weather is mind for you so you can get out and about. Love Joan

Diane J Standiford said...

I hope you much warm sitting, no froggy throats. Sitting up is a hard one for me. Toads have it easy, 4 legs and all, just kinda squat....I think THAT I could do. Ribbet!

Stephany said...

How exciting Herrad!


Kris said...

Hi Herrad! Your new coat sounds lovely. Stay warm! :o)

Herrad said...

Hi Nat,
Yes I am all set for Thursday and after, it is exciting and a wee bit scary too.
Glad you liked the photos of the frogs, bet you miss your frogs lots in the winter.

Hi Joan,
My new jacket is good, will try it on hopefully on Thursday and if I am too tired after the appointment then we will try the jacket and the leg protector on Friday.

Hi Stephany,
It is very exciting, we are both looking forward to going out together again.
Thursday I would like to go outside the building even if just for a few minutes.

Hi Kris,
The new coat seems to be very good, hope to try it out briefly on Thursday.

Thanks everyone for coming by and visiting me and leaving comments.
And sharing our excitement about Thursday and being able to go out together again.
Starting to have lots of plans for future trips out, can't wait, but I will do my best to take it as easy as possible.
Have a good day tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Dear Herrad,
sorry for being that late again, but days over here tend to be very loooong.
Stefan got a new book with frogs and other animals, we use to read it every evening just before going to bed.
Can't wait to see these pages again tomorrow, knowing that there will be a red jacket frog moving through the streets of Amsterdam.
All the very best for you all !

Herrad said...

Hi Robert,
Really nice to see your comment, it is nearly one am here, we are always are up late too.
Watched Later with Jools which was excellent.
Thursday is getting closer which is exciting.
Thanks for coming by and being supportive.
Hope you have a good day tomorrow.

Shauna said...


You must post pics of yourself in the chair in your new red jacket.

Our frogs are pretty much hidden for the year though I did find a salamander tricked into coming out the other day.

Frogs are what brought the Wookie and I together so they have a special place in my heart.


Stephany said...

I look forward to reading about your first time outside this week, it will be a truly wonderful day, and we will all smile with you.

Peace Be With You said...

You always have the most beautiful photos, as if you're announcing that the world is a gorgeous place before you go on to share the challenges of your life. Your spirit is eloquent. Thanks for sharing that too. Judy

Herrad said...

Hi Shauna,
Thanks for coming by, will get Richie to take photos when we get out.
Posted more frogs today.

Hi Stephany,
Thanks for coming by and boosting me, I am looking forward to posting my first going out story.

Hi Judy,
Thanks for coming by and leaving your supportive supportive.

Thanks for coming by, really appreciate your visits very much.
Have a good day tomorrow.