Phew, I can't believe it's been a week but at the same time I have done SOOO much i can't believe it is only a week.
Firstly and most importantly, I have re-read Steve's blog from this week last year, it's made me smile, just hearing his voice in his blog really is comforting. It wasn't a great time for him but theres no self pity. Amazing really. Despite his terminal diagnosis he never whinged. Thats something the "friend" who has been trying to cause me stress this week would do well to remember. A few people know to whom I am referring and those that don't really don't need to worry. Just join me in smiling when you think of how Stephen never stopped smiling and never lost his sense of humour.
Since last week I have been SO busy. It's good I guess. On Friday a friend came to visit, it was great to see him. He seems quite well although I was a little concerned for him healthwise but I'm sure he is adult enough to take care of himself. We didn't get to chat for long but hopefully we can meet up for dinner or coffee soon. We have never been "high maintenance" friends, we just catch up as and when we can and it's great. He was also my "wingman" after Steve died whilst I arranged the funeral etc, in part my level head. Something Steve had always been. I will always be grateful for that.
On Saturday I was up early, I went for a walk along the canal for a few hours with the camera and really enjoyed the fresh air,the photos and seeing how different life is on the canal on a Saturday morning, SO much different to being in the city centre. It was real ME time and I enjoyed it.
I guess now I should "fess up" that I am actually a time served mechanical engineer. A four year apprenticeship with the ministry of defence and time spent "in industry" come in handy occasionally. Not the sort of background you expect for a gay and certainly not for a drag queen.