Showers were closing in on us, but we went anyway. Off to the library (exchanged three for five books). After a visit to the library it was almost lunch time. There was no other option than to stop at the bakery for a pain au chocolat (and coffee). Afterwards I remembered Daughter needed new gloves. She found a pair she liked (pink of course) at Hema.
When we were finished shopping rain was pouring down so we caught a bus back. It saved us a long march through the rain. Despite the bus ride, we walked about three kilometers. I didn’t carry her once. Progress!
And thus we walked along the river,
had cookies and coffee half-way,
and chatted about anything and nothing along our 5 km long walk. Splendid.
For more than three weeks I (that is: the body part of me) have been fighting off an infection. It was not bad enough to pay a visit to the doctor, though it was severely impacting my physical stamina. At one point I was close to making an appointment with the GP. Then I heard other parents complaining about this prolonged cough. Then Daughter had to play in a different group at daycare due to staff shortage as a result of illnesses. It wasn’t just me fighting this battle. We, the people of Vathorst, were in this together. That made me instantly feel better. And now, a few days later my cough is almost gone, I don’t need to free my nose with unhealthy spray during the night any more. and I actually feel like I could take a long walk this afternoon. The battle is almost over.