As usual, I kind of stuck myself in front of the computer much of the day, stopping only to do some shopping (for lunch and essential vegetables for the evening meal).
Finally got to pick son up at school, late. He was in 'Late Class'.
But before that another parent told me how another boy in son's class has leukaemia. Yes, leukaemia. Her son and this other boy share lifts so she and his parents are in close contact. I was in a state of shock.
The good news is they found out much earlier than usual because the young man had a fall and something just did not seem right.
The bad news is it is a genetic condition and prognosis is not good.
Son is unaware of this yet. Again when something like this happens, it provides a totally different perspective to our own troubles.
Son seemed pleased that he is excused from Orchestra for the rest of the Term as only the strings are required. However he has been asked to join the Wind Band. That means having to rehearse during lunch (ie miss play time).
He seems awfully keen to join if only because that means another badge to add to his collection. That means having to miss his Chess Club.
Well it seems that Chess Club is not functioning as most of the boys have migrated en masse to War Hammer.
To praying readers, please keep my young friend "JD" in your prayers. Thanks.