Wednesday 14 March 2012

softly, softly....

The softly, softly approach of keeping ourselves fully occupied in the run up to Steve's next assessment seems to have worked.  Up until now, there has been no time to dwell on what may or may not happen tomorrow.  

A quick turnaround last Saturday after my short break in Liverpool and we were off again on Sunday, this time to Bristol.  We have been staying with our son Jack for the last few days to provide practical help and a bit of moral support while he recovers from dental surgery which was carried out on Monday morning.  For the first 24 hours or so after the operation, we had to be "responsible" adults to keep an eye on him while the side effects of sedation and the anesthetic wore off.  Being able to eat normally will take considerably longer; we would probably have stayed in Bristol for a few more days to provide support had it not been for Steve's hospital appointment tomorrow morning.    

We called into the Royal Photographic Society's HQ in Bath on the way home today to deliver the set of prints we are submitting to the 2012 International Print Exhibition (IPE) and to collect another set of prints from the RPS Members Exhibition and last year's IPE which recently finished touring the country. By the time we reached Swindon, the sun had broken through the heavy layer of low cloud and fog, lifting the spirits.  Let's hope its a good omen for tomorrow.

So here we are, the day before the next assessment, still feeling relatively calm at the moment.....By this time tomorrow, we will know what's been going on inside Steve's body and will have a clearer idea of how life will pan out over the next three months and beyond.  Between then and now, there's lots of e-mails to go through and news to catch up, plus a small celebration tonight to mark our daughter Katie's success at passing her driving theory test while we've been away.  

Well done Katie!  

1 comment:

  1. just to let you know we are thinking of you and wishing you well, you are both very much an inspiration to both of us.