It’s officially April, but it hasn’t felt very much like spring to me. We’ve had a few warmer days, but overall, if it hasn’t been freezing, it’s been snowing or raining. I talked here about why I don’t like the winter, and why it’s hard for me to get around, and the rain is problematic in its own way.
There’s no way for me to hold an umbrella and drive my wheelchair at the same time. It’s hard for me to even balance an umbrella when I’m just sitting, and not driving my chair, so trying to drive and balance the umbrella and actually see what’s in front of me is just impossible. So, once again… when it rains, I’m stuck inside until it stops.
That’s why this winter has felt so long for me. That’s also why I haven’t had many fun pictures lately… there are only so many places inside my house and office that are good for photos. I snapped these on a rare, sunny day, and the sun makes it look deceivingly warmer than it actually was!
My day at work feels even longer when I can’t even take a 10 minute walk outside to get my lunchtime cappuccino at Starbucks. And I feel more tired, and more unmotivated, too. I’ve actually started taking a Vitamin D supplement because I think I’ve had that little time outside! The extended winter definitely has been a struggle for me.
So I’ve been trying to take advantage of every minute I can get outside… go on my coffee run in between raindrops, sit outside for a few minutes every time it gets to 40 degrees. But all in all, I will be very, very happy when spring finally comes and I get a little bit of my freedom back.