Work in progress…

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.




About furtheron

Music and guitar obsessive who is a recovering alcoholic to boot
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7 Responses to Work in progress…

  1. ainsobriety says:

    Wow. You must be proud. Smart kids!
    I’m sorry about your mother in law. Decisions like that are hard.
    Take care.

  2. You have a full life, my friend. Hard fought. Well deserved.

  3. daisyfae says:

    i don’t know if they have the same thing in the UK, but there are ‘assisted living’ apartments for those who aren’t quite ready for full time supervision, but it’s a semi-supervised environment. Studley and i have already started looking – and plan to move into a small apartment home before we need it to save our children having to deal with what you’re facing now…

    Your son is on the Cassini team?!?!?! That’s extraordinary! To have an opportunity to be part of the team at JPL as Cassini ended her mission must be awe inspiring! Congratulations indeed! We have a saying when someone is happy, in love, or extremely proud – “Over the moon…” in this case, i suspect it applies!

  4. Gratitude will be my mantra today! I am thankful for so many things. Even little things like the having a cell phone!

  5. elsieamata says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your MIL. Your kids are just rockin’ and rollin’. Good for them! That’s awesome. I used to see both my hubby and my son on TV from time to time. My hubby was in a commercial for his college and my kid because of his college. It was such a blast.

  6. Liz Hinds says:

    How the training day went well. Your children are such a credit to you and MrsF.
    I bet you’re an excellent speaker and that your audience really appreciates your honesty.

  7. Liz Hinds says:

    I don’t mean training day: I mean new job at the training centre. And hope not how. Note to self: read comment before posting!

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