Saturday, December 05, 2009
A Brief Glimpse Of Sunshine.
Last night had quite some trouble getting off to sleep, in the end had to wake Richie up for some THC which did the trick.
Slept soundly after that until 11 am, this morning when I woke up quite calmly unlike yesterday when I had to cry, glad I did as it really relieved the pressure.
Have learned that crying is a good thing, I used to feel bad, feel I was letting myself go, worried people would find me too emotional and therefore difficult.
Now I know that it is best to let it all out, much better than bottling it all up and instead of a few tears it becomes a major crisis.
There was a brief 5 minute or so of sunshine at 1.30 pm and everything looked so pretty, but as soon as it happened it stopped and now it is back to being, grey, cloudy and wet.
Yesterday I went for a roll around in the apartment, up to now I have been concentrating on sitting up in the chair.
Only managed 4 straight hours the once when Gareth and Paul were visiting, did not realise quite how tiring sitting up would be or how much work it would be.
It is gradually getting to feel ok sitting in the wheelchair, we are going to have a good look at my clothes tomorrow.
Saw a few items last night sadly the warmest a really great fleece is too difficult to put on me, hoping Marianne a good friend of ours can alter it for me.
Hope so as it would be great if I could wear it as then I would be pretty warm and going out would be a pleasant experience.
I am a little bit preoccupied today with the guilty verdicts in Italy, in Perugia of the two young people convicted of killing Meredith Kurcher.
As a criminologist I did not hear of any actual evidence to place Amanda Knox in the room when the murder happened.
They seem to have convicted her solely by character assassination.
Hope that this will come out, it is one thing to convict on evidence but another to do that based on conjecture.
Knox's family and friends describe her as a normal all-American girl which is very different from the prosecutions depictions of her as a sex-crazed, hate-filled diabolical vixen.
It is appalling she seems to have been convicted on such flimsy evidence, but I guess they needed to find her guilty.
They need this done and dusted, so the city can get on with its business, its main one, which is students, especially foreign students.
Unless the appeal is moved to another city I doubt whether the case will be reviewed properly, can’t see the Appeal Court in Perugia contradicting the Court.
Suddenly realise it is already dark, I do not mind so much that the nights are darker but find it difficult to accept that the days are so short.
Have a good weekend