Yesterday my friend, Lucy, took me to Hobby Lobby for a little excursion. Little? Ha! We were gone for a few hours. As I was hobbling in a lovely woman told me to stop, she would get me a wheelchair. I thanked her profusely and sat down, quite relieved.
Then, out popped a cashier who had been watching us, and she asked if I had someone with me to help. I answered that I did, and thanked her. I do believe she would have wheeled me around the store if I hadn't.
Those were the only two angels I encountered for the remainder of my day out. Other than Lucy, of course. I have gained new perspective for people who have to rely on this mode of transportation on a permanent basis. It's a whole new world.
It is difficult to maneuver down the 80% off Christmas aisle when there are carts and people everywhere and you are in a wheelchair. Note to self- When perusing the clearance item aisle (or any aisle), leave the cart parked at the end. It is easier for just you to move out of the way than you and your cart together. Plus, you will get more exercise bringing things back and forth.
The other thing you cannot do when in a wheelchair is to reach thing hanging higher than four or five feet. From now on, I will always be more observant and ask if I can reach those cute little jars of beads for someone else sitting in one.
I did purchase some supplies for Beth and Karla's Sweet Treats and Roses Swap. My tag is almost done, and I am finishing up designing my page. I hope they like it. In fact, I think that is just what I need today. I'll find a chair, prop up my leg and get back to creating.
In the meantime, I will leave you with some more pictures of Oakland Cemetary, including the resting place of Margaret Mitchell Marsh. I miss my camera.
Beauty is found wherever you turn your head.
monumental work is laid to rest in such a plain, unassuming place.
Margaret Mitchell was my age when she died.
Her parents are buried opposite her, a family together forever.
Even in this land of death, life springs forth.