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Thursday
Apr272006

Highs and lows of everyday life.

Our Silver Wedding Anniversary is next Tuesday.  Tomorrow we had planned to fly to South Africa to spend 2 1/2 weeks there.  Instead Dick is having his stitches removed and we might just get a DVD for the Alien (my pet name for the plasma screen!).  Not surprisingly we feel a bit low today.  For the first time we have been without visitors - not a complaint, we have more than been fantastically supported - but more a realisation that we have to try and pick up the threads of our lives and try to move forward.

My lovely brother Ian and his family sent Dick and I a present for our WA.  It is a lunch on a boat on the Thames cruising the river while listening to a jazz band.  How fantastic is that!  We shall have a lovely time and just think of the layouts!  I am loathe  to book a date until we hear when Dick's chemotherapy will be as we want to be able to enjoy it as best we can without the associated grimness of dealing with that.

Ben has been working his butt off to complete his final essay for university.  It has to be handed in tomorrow and he has been burning the midnight oil to get it done and then he has done it!  Finished his education and is now standing on the threshold of the rest of his life.  He doesn't know what he wants to do and we don't much mind what he does.  I expect he will take a break for a few weeks and then just get a job, while waiting to see if the muse hits him and it becomes clear what he really wants to do.

Tom is starting his Divemaster course on Saturday - following in the old man's footsteps.  Lots more talk of nitrox and dry suits.  He has to get the knowledge under his belt before he can do the courses so both boys are having to study and both have a tendency to leave it to the last minute!  Hugely stressful for Dick and I but they seem to take it in their stride.

Reader Comments (7)

Sally you do realise all the visitors are waiting for the world cup and will then descend on you .LOL. after all you have the "alien" in the corner of your room.
Well done to Ben for getting the essay finished take care of yourselfs
Friday, April 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDelyth
Hi Sally-sorry to hear that you had a bad day yesterday but hope today is better for you both.The Thames cruise sounds fantastic! Hope Ben got his essay finished on time.Keep smiling and take care, sending hugs to you all, Beverley
Friday, April 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBeverley
Boys will be boys!! Or should I say students will be students - my girls were just as bad!! Just remember that you two stressing won't make a jot of difference and the boys are such a credit to you both! Love to you all and the alien.
Sue
Friday, April 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSue S
this is where balance enters in......if you have good 'up' days then invariably there will be some low days......and we need those days to sit back and recharge ready to enjoy the 'up' days again - it's good to take a breather. Glad Ben has got his essay finished and hope Tom's course goes well......and as for the 'alien' - remember, full size Colin Firth........
Friday, April 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJules
What a fantastic present a trip on the thames, Lots of photo ops.

Hope the alien is behaving.
Friday, April 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLydia
Now that sounds like a lovely day to look forward to. Hopefully there will be more up days than down ones. Glad the boy got down to the essay writing, I was always one of those who did them at the last minute. luv and ((((hugs))) jo xxx
Friday, April 28, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjo chapman
Sally I can imagine how low you feel and that it is awfully hard to find the highs some days
The Thames trip sounds fab and I am sure you will both enjoy it when you do go - I can see the pages now x
Friday, April 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterScrapdolly

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