I'm feeling pretty proud of myself today, and I'm sure most of you will understand why when I tell you what I did today.
I did the walk to town all by myself.
OK, so anyone new to my blog will be wondering what the big deal is with that. Well, for those people I will explain.
I've always had a bit of an eyesight problem, but until September 2007 I had enough sight so I could get around by myself and such. Well, when I lost the bit of sight I had, I stopped being able to do that. And, with us moving to an area I don't know quite as well, I thought it was going to be longer before I would be able to go anywhere without someone else. But, after walking with other people to town and back several times, I was sure I could do it by myself. So - after a bit of persuading - I managed to get Kelly and my Mam to agree to let me go in to town today to meet my Nan. I mean, if I had a problem I had my phone, so why shouldn't I give it a go, right? And that's what I did today.
I was waiting at the main bus stop in town for my Nan when she got there (my Nan and my parents are a bit too far from town to be walking in) and we had a lovely morning in town together.
We went to the market and got some fresh veg for Sunday (Kelly and I are having cauliflower and carrots) and went round a few other shops. I also brought my Nan a bacon sandwich and a drink (she had milk and water, I had tea) in a little cafe we like. Then I walked home by myself.
Actually, Nan came part of the way with me, because I wanted to drop a letter off at my doctor from the gynaecologist and wasn't entirely sure how helpful the receptionist would be to me. It turned out she was fantastic and even made sure I'd saved their number in my phone before leaving (as well as giving my Nan a written copy "just in case"). But the doctor isn't quite half way between town and our new place, so I walked just over half way home by myself, leaving Nan to get the bus back home.
The plan is to do this on a Friday every two weeks, because it gives me a nice trip out, and Nan can then help me pick out some nice veg for our dinner on the weekends we aren't having dinner with my parents.
The weather wasn't too bad for being out in, but it did keep picking with rain on and off. It wasn't too much rain though, and it wasn't really cold, so we didn't really notice it. Apparently the weather's meant to be quite cold and wet over the weekend though. They are saying there's "a chance of snow" even. I wont hold my breath though... *sigh*
Anyway, I'm going to go check for new posts on other blogs now, since I haven't had a chance to do that yet.
Enjoy whatever's left of your day. :)