Wednesday 13 April 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #358

"Back to School" for us this morning and the first 35 mile round trip of the Summer term was a cold one. No desk shot, because I've been a little preoccupied with other matters this week.

Me and my boy were in Salisbury yesterday for his DSA assessment. The lady running the session was brilliant. During this whole frustrating process, it was the one positive experience we've had. It was good to walk out into the sunshine and know we're almost there now. We'll have a decision on the award in 2 to 4 weeks.

Just in time for the end of his first year then.

In our absence, my girl occupied the kitchen table, to add the finishing touches to her holiday assignment. Their brief was a design for a takeaway coffee cup. The other side reads: "Needs coffee to function". That's definitely me today.

Linking up with Julia and hoping to get the sewing machine out this afternoon.


Diana Taylor said...

So glad you found someone who gave you a positive experience, and I hope you get the results you want in a few weeks time. I love the coffee cup, what a very talented girl you have there - it made me smile - I often have that expression before my first cuppa of the day!
Hope you have a good week,
Diana #19

Sian said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and your boy.

I love the cup. I saw a great phrase for one last night, in a book: "You can't shake your shimmy to tea" (it was a book set in 1936..)

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Fiona, just had to Google DSA- how ridiculous that it's taken a year to get sorted. But I have to say, I'm not really surprised. When I came out of hospital in the middle of October, my Doc requested a visit for me from the Occupational Health people, as the hospital had assessed I was at risk of falls. I finally got a letter to say they were going to visit at the end of March. When she came I told her it was a wasted visit- I'd needed help 6 months ago, by now I was coping fine.
I love the cup, by the way, Coffee is still my goto! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx

Chidkid said...

That's bad that it's taken so long to sort out, but glad you've almost made it! Lovely cup..wish I could draw like that's! Elaine no. 51

Tertia said...

Love the coffee cup! I need one of those :)
Happy sewing and WOYWW!
Tertia #44

ToadilyDiane said...

A nice person can help make any long tiring experience much better. Glad one came your way.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #29

Jo said...

That is a great cup! I hope you hear good news in a few weeks x

Unknown said...

I'm new at WOYWW. I hope that things get running as the should and all goes well. Can't wait to get to see more of your sewing!
Wishing you a creative fun week to come... hope to see you next week again at WOYWW♥
MiSchra ♥ #42

Helen said...

Glad you are getting things sorted - it certainly has taken an age! love the coffee cup! Helen #1

Sharon said...

Good news on the DSA. I hope things work out well. The whole thing can be so frustrating. When my middle son was first diagnosed I felt like I had to fight all the time. We are our kids' best advocates. It really can be tiring but it is all worth it in the end!

Love the coffee cup!

Have a great week
Sharon K #36

My not so simple life said...

Still love that cup!!! Hope you hear from DSA soon.

Lynn Holland said...

I NEED that pattern and gorgeous fabric that is just my style of frock as I dress in vintage everyday. My latest frocks are made from old curtains. I've just sent for a new pattern very similar to yours
Lynn X 13

Sue Jones said...

Hope things continue to improve for your son - I SO know what it is like trying tio get support (((hug)) LOVE your daughters coffee cup. And yes I was back at work this week too and hit the ground running! Sorry for the late post - thanks for your visit earlier today . soojay xx

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had someone helping you that was kind -- makes such a difference. The coffee cup drawing is very cool. Hope you will have time soon to make something from that cheerful fabric. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #37

Lisca said...

I too had to Google DSA. What a palaver. It's good that it left you with a positive experience today. I hope you get the result you want.
The Simplicity pattern looks fab! The dress looks like something from the 60s.
The coffee cup is absolutely fantastic! What a talented girl you have there!
Thanks for visiting and your kind comment,

Maggie said...

I too had to google DSA. There were a few choices but it confirmed what I thought it must be. The bureaucracy of these things is ridiculous. My father had a letter today from the hospital dictated on 18th Feb and typed on 9th April. Unbelievable! Still the main thing is that things are progressing for your son. Your daughter's art work is amazing. I love that mug.

Patio Postcards said...

What a lot of work with your son's assessment, all possible body parts are crossed for a positive outcome. I like the dress pattern & fabric. Now that is quite an interesting coffee cup - what an artist your daughter is.

alexa said...

What a talented pair you have - and glad that eventually things are finally shifting up a gear. You deserve a PhD for persistence! Now there's an elegant dress ...

Sandra said...

My fingers are well and truly crossed for you,

KraftyKaren said...

It's awful how long all of this has taken - I hope it finally now goes your way.

The coffee mug is fab - your daughter is very talented.

Have a great week x