What strikes me most about it was how little about it was striking. In other words, it seemed like no big deal.
Are you saying that mental switch that you flipped a while back seems to be working ? As gala says the "new normal " is taking place.
I thought you had said that because of your long standing professional affiliations with Doc you never stressed out with being at events with him and your wife.
When you say that only a few people know she travels with doc from time to time are you saying that in a code word way....travel companions wink wink ? as they have to know or do you like framing it that way as a coping strategy? Part of how things have gotten better for you.
How long is she gone for this time ?