When I heard I had to go to Chester for an early Monday morning legal/medico assessment, I wasn’t relishing the idea of a journey consisting of either 4 trains or a 2+ hour solo drive through Monday morning rush hour.
So I was really happy when my folks said they’ll join me and suggested we stay overnight stay to make it into a little getaway.
I have so many happys from these two days, I thought I’d write them in a gratitude list:
1. I am grateful for a positive and encouraging legal/medico assessment
2. I am grateful for my mum and dad coming with me as it was nice to have the support and spend time with them away from the normal daily routine of home
3. I am grateful for dad doing all the driving so I could conserve my energy on the way there, and rest and recharge on the way back
4. I am grateful to the hotel for moving me to a quieter room without any fuss
5. I am grateful for doing a forward roll on my deliciously comfy and humongous king-sized bed (even though it made me feel really dizzy and made my neck a little sore!)
6. I am grateful for the messages of support from dear friends and a thoughtful card from a cherished soul sister
7. I am grateful for getting a little taste of lovely Chester. As well as having to rest lots, we were able to: walk on part of the 2000 year old wall which surrounds the city boundaries; witness the jaw dropping beauty of the cathedral and ornate prettiness of the 1897 Eastgate clock; meander along the cobbled lanes seeing gorgeous Tudor buildings at every turn; stroll through the Roman Gardens and Amphitheatre; see the beauty of the raindrops on lusciously green leaves; and be by the water as we walked alongside the canal and river.
8. I am grateful for yummy, healthy meals in fab restaurants with exceptionally friendly service
9. I am grateful for finding the only cafe open after a burst water pipe stopped all running water in the city centre on Monday morning
10. I am grateful for the kindness of a fellow driver signalling that one of our tyres was near flat on the 2hr drive home
And all this is worth feeling like this…
… for a few days. Now it’s time to rest, recuperate and recharge.