Sums up most of my life… my epitaph, or title of my autobiography, which ever comes first, will be either “Work In Progress…” or my long term favourite “None the bloody wiser!”.
Mother-in-law update. She’s been around most of the wards in the hospital so far. Medically they say she is fit to leave, but her mobility is worse than normal, she has been left lying in bed for far too long each day and her memory is shocking. On two of the ward moves on successive days she’s had the nurses searching for her mobile phone – even though my wife told her she wasn’t going to take it in and give it to her for fear she’d lose it! They are trying to get her a rehabilitation place out of hospital, but to me and my wife it looks a long road to go. Maybe this is the time where finally she realises a 3 bed two storey house isn’t the right environment anymore.
I start my new job with the training centre on Saturday. Excited, nervous etc. all rolled into one. I’m sure it’ll all be fine on the day.
Lastly after all the spotting on my daughter on billboards and on and in buses on posters for her university’s recruitment campaign over the summer this week has been son spotting on the tv. He’s been out at JPL in California as part of the Cassini end of mission shindig. He works on the magnetometer side of it having already published three papers as part of his PhD work and his thesis was all Cassini data. He is now a full time member of the team in London. Anyway he appeared in the background on the BBC news reports about the end of mission on Friday and then again in a huddle, with a coffee cup in his hand!, in the BBC2 Horizon programme on last night.
To say I’m proud on my kids is such a total misrepresentation.
I seem to be on the meeting speaker circuit – I think I blogged about this once before you go for ages and then a whole slew come along at once like London buses do. Well this is so true at the moment, I’ve done 4 in the past month and have another 2 still lined up! Been a real boost to me to actually be faced with speaking and realising how much my sobriety means to me and how grateful I am about being where I am today. My message may not be much but it is hopefully one of gratitude at the minimum.