Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Where does the time go?

In the last week I have spent a lot of time running around with Son 1 and I am pleased to report that he is now enrolled on a college course starting in January. This morning we collected his college ID, we got photos done for his new Oystercard (it has been costing us a fortune since the end of September when he no longer qualified for student discounts). We also bought him a new winter coat, as he got freezing cold when out having teenage adventures last weekend (don't ask!) and his old coat seems to have been lost when he went into hospital earlier in the year. It is amazing how far he has come since then.

I'm drowning in screenplays for the OU course, as our next assignment is to write an adaptation of our previous story for stage, radio or film. I have decided to do film, so am busy reading around the subject. There is a lot of work in this section of the course, but I am determined to keep up as best I can, even if I have to ask for an extension of the assignment deadline. I also have an assignment due in soon on my counselling course and am well behind on the reading for that. Eek!

Three notable things:

1. My mother had an MRI scan on Sunday. We hope this will provide some answers to her currently unexplained neurological symptoms.

2. Mother-in-law is having a short trial, arranged by social services, of carers going in once a day to keep an eye on her and make sure she eats. I hope she will allow it to continue, but she has Alzheimers and always was strong-willed, so who knows?

3. There is a lot of debate in our borough at present, as to how funding for 'breaks for carers' can be best used. I was invited to a workshop day tomorrow and much as I would have liked to put forward my views I have declined because I just don't have the time. I have talked with someone who is going and has a similar interest in the subject, so I know our needs will be represented.


Casdok said...

Lovely to hear of Son 1s progress.

Hope all goes well with you MIL's trial.

Anne Brooke said...

Hope all the family stuff works out for them all - and well done to Son 1!



HelenMWalters said...

I'm amazed by everything you manage to do! Good luck with the screenplay.

Jenny Beattie said...

Wow, Cathy, you put me to shame. Your life is so busy.

Jenny Beattie said...

PS And good luck with it all.

Anonymous said...

I hope your mum will be okay. I've had a couple of MRI scans due to being epileptic and they are not a nice experience. Excellent at getting the blood pressure up!

You seem to be very busy, how do you fit it all in!

CJ xx

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I, too, am in awe of the amount you manage to pack into your life.