Hello my dear Spark Friends,
A most surprising opportunity has come my way! My dear friend Chris owns a property on Kangaroo Island and had spent 3 weeks there from just before New Year till a couple of Fridays ago.
After her return we met up and talked about my isolation issues and I mentioned how I would love to be well enough to do a short trip, as pain has sidelined me to the point of being housebound for over a year. Driving has been out of the question for longer.
Chris suggested a 'long weekend Island getaway' (as her partner is away interstate) and left me to think it over. At first I thought it might be too ambitious. When I mentioned my need for cushions to sit in the car, my own pillow and my memory foam mattress/overlay, and my concerns that pain might restrict me some days, Chris said it was all fine with her and there would be plenty of room for me to bring what I need. Mind you, we travel with her two doggies (properly restrained) on the back seat!
So after a day when I had pain that meant I couldn't go shopping with Mum, I felt a bit better and thought that if I take all my pain medication, and we have plenty of breaks on the car trip to catch the ferry to the Island, I might just be okay. And since I can take everything I need, I decided to just bite the bullet and make the most of this opportunity.
We have been emailing back and forth planning our food, etc. and I am feeling quite excited about this trip! I have been there with her a few times but not for a good couple of years. Chris will pick me up tomorrow evening and I will stay at her place so we can just go from there as it is a good part of the way closer to the ferry than where I live.
We are returning on the Tuesday afternoon ferry so I will be offline till Wednesday or Thursday.
Thanks so much to you all for commenting on my last blog - I really appreciate all your kind comments.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend as well!
Love, hugs and blessings,