Thursday, August 19, 2010

It feels very good indeed.

Mary Cassatt.

Yesterday was a good day; Marianne visited which was lovely, excellent to see her and to hear her news.

After she left I did my leg and arm exercises with the Motomed and when I had finished Richie and I sat talking and playing with the dogs.

The weather was not too pleasant although there had been a brief moment of almost sunshine when Marianne was here.

As soon as she had left the clouds looked unpleasant but luckily no rain just gusts of cold wind; cool for Richie cold for me.

Decided that I needed to buy a fleece lined rainproof cape so that I can get out and about when the weather is not nice, which it is here most of the time.

Have not managed to find one yet on the internet also want to find a fleece cape and a jacket which will be useful also for indoors.

Be even better if the sleeves had zips up them for ease of putting on and getting off again I am surprised how many sites that do clothes for handicapped people do not provide this.

Amsterdam always has very changeable weather it is a combination of all the water in and around the city, we are living on reclaimed land here, plus the fact we are close to the sea.

Last years wonderful summer was quite extraordinary for Amsterdam, the last such gloriously hot and dry summer was 1995.

What made yesterday extra special was that I sat for six hours without any problems whatsoever.

That is quite a milestone for me as Ton Peeks said once I can sit for six hours with no problem then I can sit for even longer.

The cherry on our cake which made it an even better day was that our tickets for the Drive By Truckers concert ni Paradiso in November arrived.

Feel like finally I am back right in the middle of life no longer just in bed trying to make the best of things.

It feels very good indeed.


Tracey's Life said...

Good for you Herrad!! I am pleased to read your good news. I will look for such a rain cape for you here in the US as well.

Have a wonderful day!

Tracey's Life said...

Hi Herrad, is this what you are looking for in a cape?

Have Myelin? said...

oh that is wonderful...six hours! i'm delighted for you. =)

it feels very good, yes.

hope you have a good day.

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad,

This is great! being mobile again, what a relief and better than being trapped in bed so much.


Have a nice evening


Gareth said...

Hey Folks WOW 6 hours and counting Fantastic. The cape idea sounds cool 2 hope it comes in some funky colours. Thats great about going to the Gig in Nov Drive by Truckers here you go. Enjoy your weekend me got 2 days off YESS

Anonymous said...

How hope providing an entry of yours. Wishing you all the very best for the Friday.

Herrad said...

Hi Tracey,
Good to see your comment and thanks for your help looking for a cape.
I had a look at the link you sent me sadly this is not the cape for me.

Hi Sherry,
Sitting around with Richie and dogs is lovely.

Hi Stephany,
It is a huge relief feel like I am back again part of everything which is lovely.

Hi Gareth,
6 hours is really good.
Sadly clothes for the handicapped come in shitty colours and designs.

Hi Robert,
Thanks for your Friday good wishes hope the same for you.

Thanks you 5 lovely people for coming by.
Have a good day.

Tracey's Life said...

Hi Herrad, can you describe a little better what you are looking for in cape? Perhaps I can continue to help you look or maybe have someone make it for you. I guess I am unsure of exactly what you are wanting.

Gerry said...

I am glad life has improved for you. A little bit of improvement can go a long way in improving spirits. I am grateful for the hot desert heat in Phoenix. I survive well here with my susceptibility to cold. So I can imagine your discomfort when you get cold so easily. I never realized before that some places are only for the very hardy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Herrad!
I came by yesterday but my comment is not here. Hope all is well. <3
xoxoxox so happy to hear your good news...keep chairin!

Love and peace

Herrad said...

Hi Tracey,
I will have a good think about what sort of cape I want.
This is a good thing to do, think of what I want not just say what I don't like.
Ax good exercise.

Hi Gerry,
Good to see your comment, dry heat is supposed to be good for MS .
Perhaps we should move there when we win the lottery.

Hi Juli,
Made my day seeing your comment, Steve is going to be visiting Louisiana very soon, hope you may be able to meet him.

Thanks all you lovely friends for visiting.
Have a pleasant weekend.