Day One of 'not doing anything' and we've...managed to do quite a lot, actually. But all under medical supervision! I promise :)
Yesterday, we went calling on a bloke, to have a chat. He 'wasn't in', but his wife was. So, as we stood in the kitchen of the house, talking to her, fairly amicably, really...he crept up on us and decided to try and hit my head for six. Luckily his swing was severely compromised by the wall. But I did see stars.
He'll be seeing the inside of a cell for a while.
Anyway, hospital was reasonably swift, for once, and once my scalp was wrestled around and put back in the right place, I was packed off home to John, complete with nice thick blue plastic stitches holding me together :)
Last night, because I couldn't sleep (having slept half the afternoon), I was reading an article on the various sentencing differences between the US and the UK. In the UK, right now, there are about 50 or so people serving a whole life sentence. In the US, there's 40,000. Plus another 100,000 who may one day be eligible for parole - but that doesn't necessarily mean release. And there isn't even a figure for people serving sentences for, say, 200 years.
Just makes you think, doesn't it? Anyway - it wasn't work! Just reading around work. Mycroft asked me if I might ever want to study for a degree or something. I don't know...feel like it might not be so interesting when I have to do it.
Sherlock was very quiet when we got him back last night. We called Mycroft, and Sherlock had another chat with him, too, from under a cushion. It's so hard, seeing them sad and knowing there's nothing to be done about it. All you want to do is make everything better.
Sherlock's perked up a bit today. He says he knows he can talk to us if he wants, or email Mycroft or his mum.
Anyway - both of you - you know John and I would be happy to do anything we possibly can to help you.
But, really, I'm avoiding talking about our big news here...
Today we found, and provisionally booked, a wedding venue. It's...well, we both felt like it was right. Nothing too...well, not too anything. Just right. So.
Which...makes everything seem...incredibly real. And soon. And...real. And soon! :)