'Home', for the moment, is staying with a friend who has been kind enough to open his apartment to our large, noisy and overwhelming family.
So tonight, I sit at his kitchen table, looking out over the Brisbane River, Southbank, and the Treasury Casino, watching all four of my children interact happily for the first time in over a month.
To say that this is bliss is an understatement. This is the epitome of happiness. It is simple, uneventful family life, and I am utterly loving it!
Unfortunately I know that this is going to be very shortlived. At the very latest we know that she has to go back in for her big chemo on Thursday and that requires an overnight admission for 8 hours of intense hydration afterwards. We also know that she is waiting for a surgery slot to have her port revised because it isn't working properly... so we can get a phone call basically at any moment telling us that we have to take her back in.
With that in mind, knowing that we have this weekend free and clear, I am determined to make the most of it! Tomorrow we are going shopping. Not for anything exciting or interesting or specific, but just to spend some time wandering aimlessly around the stores, which is something that Nicola loves!
Then, if all goes according to plan, on Sunday we have a special surprise for our girls!
But regardless, we are going to make the most of it while we can!