Eileen brought her carnations.
Finally on Friday she felt a little better. She was playing in the house when she got upset, almost crying. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that she needed to ‘get out of this house’. She then suggested we go to Des Moines and go shopping. I
laughed in her face kindly reminded her
that up until today she couldn’t even muster the strength to put on more
clothes than a pair of underwear and that there was no way in hell we were
going to go shopping.
We compromised on a drive about and I headed north. We ended up at Springbrook State Park. It was a beautiful day. We walked on the beach, explored some trails, and more. It was nice to get out of the house for a bit. We stayed about 1 ½ - 2 hours and headed for home.
Super fun day!