Project 365 2017 Week 2 Day 8-14 – the week of uninspiring photos I’m afraid as illness took over.
Sunday 8th January – Day 8
This little chap has been such a rascal today. He’s tried my patience at times but then you get the cutest smile and all is forgiven. I’m trying to get at least one photo a week of the two of us together, even if it’s just a selfie on the phone. Better than nothing.
We were both shattered after yesterday and the back to school routine so this morning was a lazy one. Then we visited a local carpet centre to look at flooring options for our living room, hallway and cloakroom. We’ve brought some samples home to try to decide which way to go – carpet or wooden style flooring option.
Monday 9th January – Day 9
The day that didn’t go to plan. I dropped Monkey off at school and wanted to get started with the decorating downstairs. We can’t get the carpet/flooring installed until the gloss work at least is done. We’ve got a fair bit of dark stained wood that I want to gloss white, so time for a mixed primer/undercoat to get things started. Pulled up the carpet in the cloakroom and prepped in preparation to gloss on Tuesday. Bought all the extra materials I need for the work.
Did feel a little shattered when I picked Monkey up from school, and by the time I picked him up from Beavers at 7pm I had a high temp but was shaking with cold. Uum.
Tuesday 10th January – Day 10
It was clear I was going nowhere today. A call to Daddy P informing him he’d need to take Monkey to school and pick him up. Luckily (for once) he took one look at me and realised without me saying a word, that he’d have to stay home with Monkey until he’d gone to bed.
I slept pretty much all day and Brewster took on the roll of body-guard, quite literally.
Wednesday 11th January – Day 11
Daddy P had to take charge of school walk duties again. I’d got showered and dressed, but there was no way I’d make the walk to school, even though it’s only a 5 minute one. A quiet day was needed whilst Daddy P worked from home.
Sky man came and changed our box without any issues. It was almost as if they knew of the ‘problem’. But anyway, let’s hope that it’s all sorted now. We’ve lost everything we recorded over Christmas but never mind.
Monkey decided he wanted to do some puzzles after school as I watched on from the sofa. I’d won a few Sorgenfresser puzzles a long time back, and had been saving them for him.
Thursday 12th January – Day 12
I walked Monkey to school and rearranged my missed meeting with his teacher. Walked home and realised that any hope I had of decorating or switching on the laptop was totally unrealistic. Shattered, and so I did the sensible thing and gave in to it, daytime TV, blimey, not watched any of that for years!
Snow watch – Monkey was so hoping it would snow. It rained all afternoon and did start snowing, but it was way too wet and was soon just snowing again.
I had a meeting with Monkey’s teacher re SATS, and saw a paper that the class had done earlier in the week. It had totally overwhelmed Monkey and I’m so glad she hadn’t shown him his score. Monkey goes into panic mode whenever he sees more than a few lines of text together. It’s not that he could not read what’s written, more that he just glazes over and can’t see anything. I’ve seen it at home, so his teacher is going to help him for an hour a week after school with some one to one time. If it’s too much, if it doesn’t help him, we’ll stop. He loves his teacher so I’m hoping it will help him in the longer term and one on one time can only be a good thing hopefully. For me, any help he can get now is a building block for the future. He seems to be really enjoying learning to write with joined up hand writing, so we’re going to do 5 minutes a day here after school. Trust me, for Monkey to happily agree to that is massive. Thankfully his Maths seems to be absolutely fine. This child is clearly his father’s son! He’s worked so hard to catch up with his friends this last term, coming from so far behind them, I just want to know that he’s staying at that level.
Friday 13th January – Day 13
I walked Monkey to school and felt shattered again once I’d got home. Uum, that’ll be another lazy day then. It started to snow but just didn’t come to anything. We have lots of birds in the trees behind our garden, but with Brewster around, they often ignore our feeders and head to our neighbour instead. But today we had loads of Long Tailed Tits flitting around the garden, whilst Brewster slept upstairs. I grabbed my new lens and managed to get a few decent shots through the glass of our patio door.
Monkey wasn’t quite so keen on the reality of 5 minutes hand writing practice but we got there in the end.
Saturday 14th January – Day 14
We’ve both woken up full of cold, don’t you just love this time of year. Today was always going to be a quiet one at home. Monkey had a poem he needed to write-up for his homework. It was a rather painful experience for both of us, but finally he finished it and did a little of his handwriting work too.
This afternoon we’ve been in a puzzle zone, both working on puzzles and chatting away.