I hope you all had a good time, no matter what you may celebrate.
So I failed on the weekly blog post thing. There were good reasons – in November not only did I go to watch fireworks on Guy Fawkes’ Night as I mentioned in the last weekly post, but I also went into Newcastle and had a meal with Sammie! It was very much last minute as that Tuesday (Johan’s free day) I was feeling up to it, and luckily Sammie was free as well. I then had a couple of colds back to back, and this month I both got my new wheelchair (which meant sitting in it for an hour or so as it was adjusted to my needs) and managed to go watch the Gateshead Parkrun at Saltwell Park and then go to breakfast with the Running Ninjas.
All this going out (and having colds) has meant I’ve not been on my computer or laptop, and it’s much easier for me to blog from them. Also the more physically active I am, the worse I get cognitively, so just managing the process of trying to write a blog post was too much for much of it.
I think for next year I’m going to drop it down to monthly. I still want to blog the notable things I do, but without as much pressure. I’ve managed to continue my daily dairy, even if some days all I do is press the activity buttons (the reason I chose Daylio as my diary app in the first place). I also hope it’ll mean I get around to writing some of the other blog posts I wanted to, such as what equipment I find most useful and ways of getting around problems when bedbound.
I had a good Christmas. Got ridiculously spoilt, with a Bilbo Bbox (filled with goodies like a calendar, mug and stickers featuring Bilbo, the good orange boy), a Spoonie Survival Kit, many penguins and penguin-related items, chocolate, and other stuff I’m too forgetful to remember right now 😛 Sammie came over a few days before, and that was awesome and I got squishes!
Johan cooked Christmas dinner, and his potatoes were again the best ever, his pork and crackling were perfect, and it was just a really good meal. I was well enough to watch some telly, so watched The Good Dinosaur, The Jungle Book and Zog. Three films in one day 🙂 I also managed to speak to Sammie and she was having a good day.
Boxing Day Sammie turned 15, which is kinda scary. She got some awesome presents, her favourite being a visit from a friend to help her celebrate. She is really caring and awesome, and I’m really proud of how she’s growing up. Johan nearly cried over the message she wrote to him on the gift tag of his present, which is not normal for him. I’m hoping the next year is good for both of them.
New wheelchair is awesome. It actually fits me, and as it’s more supportive I don’t have to be fully reclined all the time (I have been working on being sat more upright as well, which has been helping). Provisional name is Tank 2, as it weighs even more than my old one, but it’s apparently easier to push, and Johan can even run with it a bit. I’m really happy to have it, and I want to look into (non permanent) ways of decorating it because it’s plain black and that’s not me.
I’m hoping that next year will be good. There’s fireworks on the Quayside to celebrate, and if I’m well enough I want Johan to take me onto the ramp where I can see them (living up a hill has its advantages). If I can’t, that’s okay. I’m working on my goals for next year, but that’s for another blog post.