Project 365 2017 Week 9 Day 57 – The week of lost possessions and the first part of the flooring being completed.
Sunday 26th February – Day 57
A day at home getting rid of the carpet and underlay in the hallway and cloakroom ready for the flooring to be sorted in the week. Once that was done Monkey helped me get some shots for my college homework. It’s all about pets and wildlife this week and I needed a shot of our pet with his owner. Brewster isn’t a lap cat so a side by side shot was the best I was going to get, but I do love Monkey’s expression.
Monday 27th February – Day 58
I’ve woken up full of cold and feeling none too bright. Once I’d dropped Monkey at school it was home to sort out his toys and books in the spare room. He’s got way too much of everything and it’s time to get ruthless as we really need some space.
I can really feel that Spring is on the horizon now. Brighter mornings and this was the view as I dropped Monkey off at Beavers at 6pm – still not dark!!! Better days are ahead.
Tuesday 28th February – Day 59
The hallway and cloakroom floors were being primed and screeded ahead of new flooring being put down on Thursday. The floor would need 4 hours to really be dried, so I headed off to Stratford to meet a friend straight from walking Monkey to school.
There were some amazing cakes at the cafe in the RSC when we decided to stop for lunch. Had a nice catch up with Iona, before heading home in the pouring rain.
It was only later that I realised that at some point during the trip I managed to lose my favourite ring as well as leaving my shopping in the RSC cafe. Neither has re-surfaced. Gutted.
But on a happier note I’m going to be a Great Auntie for the first time in September as my oldest niece and her partner announced that they are expecting.
Wednesday 1st March – Day 60
Monkey is obsessed with Brewster at the moment and wants to be with him at all times. Brewster is less happy with this arrangement and I’m waiting for the day to come when he lets Monkey know this! We had delayed our pancake day so Daddy P could enjoy them too after school.
My cold seems to be getting worse rather than better and I’ve felt rubbish all day. Monkey ended up in bed with me complaining that his legs were really hurting, he was full of tears. Calpol seemed to help and we eventually got some sleep.
Thursday 2nd March – Day 61
The day the flooring was laid in the hallway and cloakroom and the day Brewster wasn’t outside when I thought he was. Only my cat could get the bonding adhesive all over his paws. Thank god it’s water based. Cue panic from me and Brewster. I should imagine the fitters were silently cursing us both. Anyway, thankfully it all peeled off in the rain and all was ok. I’m so pleased with the flooring and cannot wait for the carpet to go down next week.
Friday 3rd March – Day 62
We’ve been talking about wildlife and pet photography on my course. One of the ladies on the course brought one of her dogs into class so we could also practice taking shots of a black animal against a dark background. Zeb was a real star, isn’t he lovely.
I’m off out for the evening for cocktails with my NCT group – should be fun.
Saturday 4th March – Day 63
We had a bit of a lie in as I didn’t go to bed til 1am this morning. I can thoroughly recommend our new NCT cocktail from last night – Prosecco, Raspberry Vodka, Pink Lemonade and frozen raspberries.
It’s raining in Spain as we discovered when we rang Mum to wish her a happy birthday. Just for once we’ve got better weather here. The sun is out and Monkey decided he wanted to spend some time in the garden having fun in his mud pit. Sometimes he looks so grown up. I’ve started clearing the living room as we can take the carpet and underlay up. Still have no idea where all the furniture is going to go – will worry about that when Daddy P is around tomorrow.