Saturday, September 26, 2015

Another day of adventure...yahoo!!!

Oh wait a minute...
I nearly forgot one leg is outta action.

I got my new chair yesterday..
a chair for the shower equipped with a "transfer board"
(I'm learning a whole new language)
Yes a "transfer board"
It's a board that is sturdily attached to the shower chair that comes out over the edge of the tub.   All I have to do is slide along and voila! I'm in the tub.

Oh the fresh perky feel of water rushing over me...
the thrill of finally getting squeaky...I love it.

When I moved to Vancouver, the first 63 days, it rained non-stop.  An umbrella quickly became part of my fashion statement....I had purple hair in those days :)
I remember hammering nails into the wall so that I could hang pictures....I would hear the drywall crumble inside the wall.....humidity's affect. When I moved out, I lost my security deposit for too many holes in the wall !!!!!!

Instead of griping and complaining about the rain, I entered into a feeling of acceptance.....
acceptance that I had chosen to live in a rainy climate....
acceptance that my umbrella was a required accessory
and that rain boots come in a rainbow of colours...
acceptance that the rain is part of God's creation...
and that it can nurture and bring new life.
One way or another I was going to embrace it for its beauty.

Now when I hear the sounds of raindrops on my roof, 
I take a moment, close my eyes and enjoy it.  
It evokes memories of green foliage in Stanley Park...
the smell of freshness as the soil dries....
 water droplets lightly landing on a green leaf.

I love the rain.
I love the shower.
It feels like raindrops falling upon my head.
A new beginning...
new growth...
new challenges.

I may not have the use of my leg...
but  I was finally able to get a shower...
I feel renewed now.














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