I am an independent person for the most part, but am quickly learning that I am going to have to rely on others more. In fact, the first thing I read about having multiples was that you should learn to accept the help of others, and also accept that others may do things differently than you. The second part of that may also be hard for me…I am very much a Type A personality.
Anyways…I am enjoying the freedom of not being on bed rest, but I’m very careful to not over do it. After all, I don’t want to get myself put on bed rest! The weekends are sort of the times I try to relax and get things done. That usually involves some R & R mixed in with chores and lots of errands. I’ve been able to do simple chores with a lot of rest between tasks with no trouble, but the errands (namely grocery shopping) are really daunting. George had to work today, but I could tell that our food supply might be dire this week. Yeah, we’ve got stuff in the pantry, but I don’t want to survive off of junk and stuff filled with so many preservatives they’d outlive roaches in an apocalypse! So….I decided I could tackle a small grocery run for essentials (think milk, yogurt, bread). However, I was going to need help to accomplish this…help from one of those motorized carts. Oh yeah, I did my grocery shopping via motorized cart! It was mildly embarrassing, but people were actually VERY nice to me. I got a decent sized sample of pizza from the sample lady, people in the produce department helped me get bags for my fruit, and everyone always let me go in front of them. Hmmm, maybe this cart thing isn’t so bad. When it was all said and done, I did something I have never done in my life…I let someone take my groceries out to the
car van! You know, while I don’t like losing some of my independence, it wasn’t so bad. If staying away from bed rest means I need to shamelessly shop via motorized cart, so be it.
Thanks, Becky @ Our Multiples Journey for giving me this brilliant idea!