After several days at home I set off up town at 11am this morning to meet friends for coffee.
As I headed downhill just round the corner from my street I noticed that my knee felt okay. The last time I walked down there I was limping by the time I reached the bottom.
By the time I reached the wine shop I had forgotten that I had a problem with my knee. I was still wearing the sports support thingy, but had forgotten I was wearing it too.
I’m going to continue to be careful for a while yet, but that was very encouraging.
My life here already feels precarious enough without taking away my ” freedom of movement.”
No personal transport, buses and lots of hills and steps mean working legs are a necessity.
Phew!!! Hopefully good for a few years yet.
It was lovely being out drinking coffee, chatting and enjoying being in Pisticci. It feels very holidayish.
The remainder of the day I spent working on the commission. It needs to be finished by tomorrow afternoon. I hope I’ll be done by lunch time. It’s coming along……
I found some photos on Facebook memories. Looking at this one taken 5 years ago makes me wish I had appreciated life without masks and being able to stand close to each other. I think I see James in the background too. Who would have thought that life would change so dramatically in such a relatively short time.
Then I found 2 paintings which are long gone.
Then I had completely forgotten that before I painted my walls I did this.
Now it’s wine time after another lovely sunny day.