Project 366 2020 Week 11 Day 68-74 The week with another funeral and a trip to the eye hospital clinic.
Sunday 8th March – Day 68
A home day. My son spent most of it in the garden playing in his mud pit which is thankfully hidden behind the back of the garage. I was quite amazed to spot his cleaning his boots without any nagging!! Although I’m not sure his spade was the best tool for the job.
I was still feeling shattered from last weekend, and gave in and went to bed in the afternoon – woke up 5 hours later!
Monday 9th March – Day 69
Why does it always rain just before you need to walk to school? Always!
Tuesday 10th March – Day 70
I spent the day down in Hertfordshire at the funeral of one of Dad’s cousins. As we waited for the funeral party to arrive there were birds singing in the trees. It was such a tranquil place. Funerals are never easy for anyone but it was lovely to meet so many people with stories to tell and I was glad to be there to support her sister, who is an amazing lady, who we are very fond of.
I was grateful to my son’s best friends Mum who picked my son up from school and gave him his dinner. It allowed me a few minutes of peace when I got home.
Wednesday 11th March – Day 71
This boy is catching me up way too quickly for my liking! He was off on a school trip to Oxford today and I went to the eye hospital clinic to get my eye pressures assessed following my optician flagging an issue with them in November. One of my friends took me as I’m not allowed to drive after the tests. I was feeling slightly apprehensive as I wasn’t sure what to expect and the thought that my eyes are letting me down is a little concerning. I’d hoped that the pressure levels would have gone down and I’d be sent on my way, but unfortunately, they’ve gone up again instead. So I’m now under the eye hospital for life.
Paddington is the talk of our part of the housing estate. A school mum came up to me this morning, asking if it was my cat with the massive bushy tail. Yes, that’ll be Paddington. Apparently he likes to try and get in their car!
My son had a good time on his trip but was in a foul mood after school, which wasn’t the best timing. All good fun.
Thursday 12th March – Day 72
I was woken up in the early hours by the wind and torrential rain, it had calmed down by breakfast time but started up just before the walk to school. Sod’s law, the win and rain stopped as I got back home and the sun came out.
Working from home day and I had the news on in the background all day listening to the Coronavirus updates and hoping that schools in the UK aren’t going to shut.
I’ve needed to update my glasses prescription, not related to my pressure issue and ordered some online yesterday. Today I received a measuring guide for their fitting process, I’ve saved so much money by ordering online and my friend had a further discount voucher, so fingers crossed I’ll be happy with them when they come.
Friday 13th March – Day 73
Double work day and picked up my Granny’s engagement ring from the jewellers which they’ve resized slightly so it’s more secure.
Paddington had had a busy day and spent time snoozing while I worked.
As soon as school was finished we headed up the motorway for an overnight stay with my best friend in Derbyshire. After a lovely meal out at one of favourite pubs, we headed back to watch a film and have a good catch up. My son was asleep within seconds of hitting the pillow, and my friend and I stayed up chatting into the early hours.
Saturday 14th March – Day 74
After breakfast, we headed over to Calke Abbey and went for a walk which included part of the old Ticknall Tramway Trail. It was lovely to get outdoors for a few hours and we’d certainly earned our lunch.
We are al watching the coronavirus updates with interest, especially as my parents live in Spain and my bestie is meant to fly out to Lanzarote in less than a fortnight. Spain is now in lockdown as is my Auntie’s care home. I don’t think any of us really knows what’s going to happen next.