It's Friday, the office is quiet and I'm taking a couple of minutes to relax and re-focus before starting study. This week its the visual system; how we perceive things and the process whereby we see things. The structure of the eye is fascinating, but there is so much information it's hard not to feel daunted. I managed to learn about the brain last week and that felt like a marathon. If I did it last week, I can do it this week. I can do it.I CAN do it! I know I can!
Lee's funeral was today.It was a mixture of laughter and tears as most bearable funerals are. How can you be sad when you speak of someone nicknamed Grandmoo and see her cuddling Mickey Mouse, with a passion for coloured hair ranging from purples and blues to irridescent orange and red? This was the light hearted side of my friend Lee. The more serious side revealed a wonderfully dedicated mother, someone who was determined to make peace with all members of her family and who faced life with courage, determination, and integrity. RIP sweetheart.
After paying penance and actually keeping my hairdressing appointment this time, I've had a busy but productive day. I write a set of tasks before I either leave work or finish study for the night and it's really helping. I'm more on track and there's a real psychological boost to being able to tick off the tasks. It's well worth the few minutes it takes at the end of each day. Just lately I've had a huge workload and emotions have run higher than I'd like and than is comfortable. Now it's time to get myself back on track.
Our family appears to have been adopted by a duck. Luke, as my grandson has named him, just appeared this morning and has made himself at home. He seems to be quite at ease with the children and is happy for tentative pats and strokes. He eats out of our hands, and the children are mesmerized. In a very short period of time, we've pulled out the toddler swimming pool and filled it with water, found a box with some shredded paper and removed any unfortunate worms that happen to be in sight for a mid morning snack. Happy days!