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I've just been ill, and busy, and ill some more.  Did you know that it's entirely typical for coughs to last up to three weeks? Well now I do.

Studying is mostly progressing in bitesize chunks; I've missed a few days while ill, but also picked up once my brain came back, so that's passed the first test of "is this really sustainable?".

My colleague's funeral had a very gratifying turnout; the funeral service itself focused heavily on the afterlife I don't believe in, but I drew a lot of comfort from fellow attendees, and exchanging stories at the wake.   Her family very kindly let me pick out some of her things from the flat they were clearing out.  I focused on books on topics we had in common and came away with more than I would have expected: I was amused when one of the business texts I'd picked out was referenced in my studying a few days later.  Now I just have to find time to read it before finishing the course.

Running is on hold until I stop coughing, which cannot happen soon enough.  Also I missed the 20th anniversary alt.fan.pratchett meet / Pratchett wake, but at least Tony and Charles got to go.

Eastercon is imminent; my mother-in-law arrived tonight and Tony and I will leave the children from Friday morning to Monday evening.  I've not even been away from Nico overnight yet; I have been away from Charles a few times for the length of a conference, but Tony was with him for all of them.  I am nervous and excited and hoping it all works out well.  Mobile phones make the prospect a lot more bearable.

Date: 2015-04-02 05:18 (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Fingers crossed everything goes to plan at Eastercon. Wish I was going, and I'm going to really wish not being there this weekend, but planning ahead for trips isn't really practical at the moment (so enjoy it for me!)

Date: 2015-04-02 15:31 (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
_miss_ not being there - damn you, autocorrect!

Date: 2015-04-02 11:18 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
Have a lovely Eastercon :)

Date: 2015-04-02 12:39 (UTC)
nanila: the gracious multiracial nellie kim salutes you (nellie salutes you)
From: [personal profile] nanila
Adult time alone! For days in a row! This is very exciting. I hope you enjoy yourselves thoroughly.

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