Friday was the best day. While I was out with the children, Marie made an appointment to see our doctor at the out-of-hours clinic - about 9 miles from our home. She rang me to tell me she needed a lift there, but due to heavy traffic, I couldn't get home in time. Much to my surprise, as I neared our home, I found out that she had made her own way there by car. Even more surprising, she then went into the clinic and saw the doctor - all by herself! When I was near the clinic, I met her on her way back home!
Then on Sunday, when we were all out in the car, I pulled into a petrol station to fill up the car. While I was busy pumping petrol, Marie got out of the car and walked about 10m over to the mini-supermarket attached to the petrol station. She then got some supplies and went to the checkout - also settling my petrol bill!
And yesterday (Monday) while we were at Marie's parents' house, she came out into their pretty large garden to run around the lawn, joining in the ball game I was having with the children.
All these events are totally NOT the norm for Marie, so things are changing around here...