This week has seen a turn to more Spring-like weather but that hasn't given me any joy because I just look out onto the day and wish that we were able to go for a walk to enjoy the outdoors together again. We were glad that one of Colin's old friends and colleagues visited Saturday afternoon and was able and willing to take Colin outside in the wheelchair. So we sat in the garden for some time enjoying the warmer air and listening to the birds - it has been some considerable time since Colin has been outdoors. Such an event needs advanced planning however as this requires two carers and a hoist - the availability of which can be limited!
So, how much better it is to spend the day talking with friends, being entertained by their stories, or their reading of literature of all kinds, than sitting or lying alone in the dark with only the mind to occupy one with negative, depressing thoughts.