Project 365 2021 Week 12 Day 80 – 86 A week of watching nature at its best both indoors and out.
Sunday 21st March – Day 80
Recovering from the covid jab. Didn’t wake up until gone 10 am and felt a lot better for it. My arm is still aching but generally, I feel loads better today. But still more of a watching movies day than a walking adventure day.
The sweet peas are shooting up nicely.
I didn’t sleep at all Sunday night.
Monday 22nd March – Day 81
Had absolutely no sleep at all, the last time that happened I was in labour! Had to take the day off and try to get some sleep which still eluded me. But did sleep at night thankfully.
We lost one caterpillar last week, it just didn’t grow at all, but the remaining four are now huge, don’t think it’ll be too much longer until they start the next phase of their journey.
A new boy started in school today and my son made friends with him. This is a really big thing. It may only last a day but it was lovely to hear him talk about the experience.
Tuesday 23rd March – Day 82
I’m still really tired, but my arm is normal again and I’m back at work.
My son’s best friend is poorly which would normally mean my son didn’t want to go in, but today he was ok because he’s got a ‘new friend’.
One of our caterpillars looks like he’s going to be a chrysalis by the morning.
Wednesday 24th March- Day 83
My day off, time to catch up on some blog work and life admin. Trying to get anything sorted out with corporate companies these days is such a pita. Noone replies to anything and Covid gets blamed for everything. Then trying to organise a couple of zooms with my Aunt at the care home – leave messages and no one calls me back. It’s a day of frustration.
Plenty of blackbirds in the garden today.
My son had sex education and puberty lesson today at school. More detailed than the one he’s had before. He was actually full of facts when he came home rather than silly giggles. He’d obviously taken it all on board.
One chrysalis and three more on the way by the time I went to bed. Goodbye caterpillars.
Thursday 25th March – Day 84
Back to work and my son’s bestie is back to school which put a smile on my son’s face this morning. And we came downstairs this morning to find that all of our caterpillars had changed as expected. Now the wait for butterflies begins.
Called the care home again after work and left another message, finally, someone called me back so zoom calls arranged.
Did some shopping and treated myself to some sushi for lunch as it’s too much faff to make for only one person. Yum.
Four months since we lost Paddington, what we’d give to see his face at the patio door again.
I watched the Kate Garroway programme in the evening, blimey, I have nothing to complain about.
Friday 26th March – Day 85
A grey, wet and dull day.
I’d organised a zoom call with my Auntie after work but the care home seems so disorganised. She didn’t come online and when I called the home to check if she was ok, the care staff knew nothing about the call and no one from the wellbeing team was available. Cue another half hour of messing around before I finally got to see her, by which time we were on a deadline before the end of school. Anyway, better a short call than no call. Doesn’t give me much hope for a smooth zoom with all the family and her over Easter.
In the evening this extremely rare sight was seen. Brewster has become far more of a lap cat since we lost his mini-me, but he never sits on the sofa by himself. Until tonight. He’d been on my lap and then decided to sit next to me instead. We were so shocked, we paused the programme we were watching and just at staring at him. He didn’t stay for long, but it was lovely while it lasted.
Saturday 27th March – Day 86
I’ve realised that Saturdays have become a bit of a non-day here. A day when nothing really happens. I get to have a lie-in, the OH then goes off to work and my son just chills out playing with his Lego. We used to do stuff on Saturdays, back when the world was normal, and now I can’t be arsed. I need to find some enthusiasm for Saturdays again.
It’s my bestie’s birthday so we had a long video call with her, hopefully, I’ll get to see her again towards the end of May.
I won a load of veggie seeds in a giveaway run by Galina which arrived earlier in the week. So this afternoon we will need to do some potting up I think.