Project 366 2016 Week 20 Day 136-142 with The Boy and Me. From signets and croquet, to a boiler that wasn’t condemned and a back that doesn’t like me!
Sunday 15th May – Day 136
We were spending the day in the Cotswolds. We’d been invited to review a pub for lunch and then headed to Chastleton House for the rest of the afternoon. We had a lovely time, I’m really loving Monkey aged 6, he’s such a wonderful little chap, growing in so many ways and mostly, a joy to be with. Love this expression.
Monday 16th May – Day 137
I’ve felt pretty bluergh all week, but this little chap can always bring a smile to my face. He got to wear his badges on his top for the first time at Beavers today. I think the smile says it all. Smart new haircut too, his hair grows so damn quick.
Tuesday 17th May – Day 138
We’d had a bad night and Monkey and I were both shattered today. After school we both needed a bit of quiet tome together and it was lovely watching Monkey take control in the kitchen. We’d been sent a baking set to review, and I realised how little we’ve baked together since Monkey’s been at school. We both had fun, something we need to do more often again.
Wednesday 18th May – Day 139
Our boiler is ancient and has been getting louder and louder recently. The gas man was due out to look at it, and I was so worried he was going to condemn it. Current regs would mean we would have to totally re position a new one, redesign the kitchen and pull up the floorboards in our bedroom. It’s not something we can afford to do. Thank god he fixed it, one new fan and you hardly know it’s even running. Result.
I had a nice catch up with a friend I haven’t seen for a while and after school it was time to get Monkey to finish his homework. He needed to write about 4 different things related to the Great Fire of London from photo prompts. I’d asked him what he wanted to write earlier in the week and written the sentences down myself. Now it was time to get him to put pencil to paper and complete it himself.
Thursday 19th May – Day 140
Not a great shot, but a rare selfie with my son. What a day. Hormones, hormones, hormones. The rollercoaster is tiring me out at the moment. I clearly spent the day in la la land, as I was happily typing away, glanced up at the clock. 3.12pm. Monkey finishes school at 3.15pm. You have never seen me move so fast. Thankfully we live close to school but I still had to run all the way. Monkey was very pleased to see me.
Friday 20th May – Day 141
So my back went this morning whilst I was my hair, so Monkey was in charge of breakfast duties. I’m not feeling the love today, shattered, full of cold and if I bend down I won’t be able to get up. Thought I’d cheer myself up with a cuppa in the garden when I spotted this. On Saturday Monkey and I planted out 10 sunflowers in different spots in the garden. Not one has survived this attack. Stalks is all we have left. Monkey’s going to be so gutted.
Saturday 21st May – Day 142
Ok so I’m cheating and I got Iona to take this photo for me but I’ve just not concentrated on taking photos myself today. This is a group shot of the Oxfordshire Bloggers who attended Blog Camp in Birmingham today. They’re a lovely group of ladies, and along with Iona, they kept me company today. I was fuelled on coffee and pain killers and am now heading home and off to bed!