Project 365 2018 Week 44 Days 301 – 307
Sunday 28th October – Day 301
The clocks went back in the early hours, my son didn’t get the memo. Neither did the cat! Yawn.
Thankfully we had a quiet morning at home before going out for Sunday lunch with family to celebrate a few birthday’s and catch up with relations we haven’t seen for a few years. The Akeman Inn officially have the largest Yorkshire puddings I’ve seen, awesome. It was lovely to catch up with everyone but also a little sad as my OH’s uncle is now suffering with dementia.
When we got home it was time to get everything ready for school in the morning.
Monday 29th October – Day 302
Back to school and it was so cold this morning. I dug some gloves out for me and found my son’s thick winter coat for the school walk. Brrr. Had to de-ice the car before I went to work.
Popped into town to do some shopping, bumped into one of my NCT group and then headed home to do some blog work.
My son went back to Cubs tonight, walking there at 6pm in the dark, not so much fun. I’m really not an Autumn/Winter person.
Tuesday 30th October – Day 303
It had been raining before the walk to school so whilst we didn’t have frost to contend with its still been so cold today. I’m refusing to have the heating on all day but working on the laptop isn’t conducive to staying warm.
My son has asked for his bedroom to be updated for his birthday. He wants to change his curtains, bedding and light shade and say good-bye to the diggers and dump trucks. Apparently a world full of red accessories is the way forward. With the chaos of Christmas to come a few weeks after his birthday I try to get everything sorted for his special day weeks ahead of time. I’ve ordered all of the items he wants changing and also his main birthday and Christmas presents. Time to pick some of them up today and figure out where to hide them!
After school we tackled the pumpkin that’s been sat in the garage for the last week. My son has a wonderful habit of delegating the actual carving to his mother whilst he concentrates on the design and general supervision. Thankfully he likes good old-fashioned ‘scary’ faces so it’s not too big an ordeal to complete.
Wednesday 31st October – Day 304
Halloween. My son decided that I needed to know what today was at 3am. Joy! This does not bode well for his birthday and Christmas this year.
He was so excited, had decorated the house and made signs that he’d blue tacked everywhere. It normally just the two of us who go trick or treating and it was only really last year that my son truly embraced the fun. This year we asked his best friend if he wanted to join us, and in the end his older brother and friends joined too along with the boys’ Mum. We all had a lovely time walking around our estate, my son was often the first one at the door knocking – where did that shy boy go??? It was so nice to see their happy faces as we searched for decorated houses. We found an iPhone in the middle of the road and thankfully by the end of our trick or treating we’d reunited it with its teenage owner.
One very happy little vampire was asleep within minutes of his head hitting the pillow.
Thursday 1st November – Day 305
What a dreary wet and dull day to introduce us to November. Lights on all day. Bring me Spring!!
We put our pumpkin out in the back garden before walking to school. We get lots of hedgehogs in our garden so I’m hoping they can have a feast before they hibernate. If not, I’m sure the birds will enjoy eating it.
Friday 2nd November – Day 306
Another frosty start to the day. My son was glad to get to the end of the school week, and I cracked on with putting the cross stitch stocking together for my great-niece. Yes I could use my sewing machine to finish the stitching, but I’ve always stitched them by hand, old habits and all that.
Saturday 3rd November – Day 307
A milder morning so I’m hoping that’ll be the case later when we meet up with friends for the local firework display. I’ve decided I’m going to leave my DSLR at home and just enjoy the event for a change. Who knows how many more years my son will want to go, so just going to savour the moment.
We’ve been sent a Choc Ice Maker for review and someone was very keen to get started on the process this morning. If only he was as eager to tackle his homework!