September 3rd, 2005

gamiila sig #2


Today is my dad's 76th birthday, so I went round and brought him his favourite pastries this morning. We had coffee and a chat. Mum was there as well. I worry about her; she insists she's fine, but there's something about her breathing -shallow, erratic- that I don't like, and she just keeps on losing weight. I've sent her to the doctor's before, but he's not been able to find anything physically wrong; said it was probably just down to stress and grief after the death of her sister last January. And it's true she's changed since then: she used to always be very lively and animated -- now, she hardly ever smiles or says anything, and she looks as if she's ready to burst into tears every second. She never phones me now, either, which is weird because before she always used to get in touch 2 or 3 times a week and we'd chat for hours -- now, when I ring her, we run out of things to say within 5 to 10 minutes. I don't like it, but when I try to talk to her about it, she tells me I'm being silly and she's fine. What can you do? Just let her be, and hope for the best, I suppose...

I finally booked my flights, so now I'll be heading out to London Oct 6th and going back the following Monday, Oct 10th. We'll be staying at the Lord Jim again for the first 2 nights and anonypooh's already found us a place to rest our weary heads in Glasgow, too; so I've only got to think about where I'll sleep my final night, but I'm keeping my options open for now. Who's to say the boys won't surprise us with another gig before leaving these shores again, and I find myself making a mad dash for Manchester/Liverpool/Belfast at the very last minute?

Still no word from the Home Office HR department...What's taking them so long? I'm getting more disheartened with every day that passes, even though, having checked the time table they sent us at the start of the procedure, they've given themselves until week 38 to make up their minds...What week is it now, 36, 37? Looks like I have no choice but to be patient a while longer.