Project 365 2021 Week 16 Day 108-114 The week the sun came out, mostly, we had our first virtual parent’s evening and I made it to Wolfe’s Obelisk.
Sunday 18th April – Day 108
We had a home day as it was my son’s choice for the day. He wanted to spend time in the garage playing trains with his Dad. I was going to take myself off for a walk but enjoyed time in the garden instead and then got on with some chores that I’d been avoiding.
Love this lavender plant I bought last week. I’m hoping that having it potted will help it do better than ones we’ve planted before. Fingers crossed.
Monday 19th April – Day 109
Back to school for my son and our normal routine.
It was such a lovely sunny day, that I sat in the garden enjoying a cup of tea when I got home from work and shopping.
Brewster loves the warmer weather, but the downside of that is that he’s around more to chase birds and I caught him playing with a field (I’m presuming) mouse. I managed to get him away from the mouse and contain him indoors long enough for the mouse to make a run for it. For now at least.
My son was full of school woes – didn’t even last a day! A reading challenge he doesn’t want to do, a year six end of year play he does not want to take part in and apparently he’s back to disliking the idea of sports day again. The joy. He then managed to delete everything he’d done on a Switch game for the last week. It wasn’t the most harmonious afternoon!
Tuesday 20th April – Day 110
Just a wood pigeon perching on a brick, amongst a pile of rubble my son has dug up in our garden recently.
Things are definitely picking up at work for both businesses which is good to see. I went shopping after work and then just sat in the garden for a bit enjoying the lovely weather.
Wednesday 21st April – Day 111
My day off and I’m trying to ensure I do something for myself each week. So today I made use of the ticket for Stowe I booked earlier in the week and I decided that I would do a mega 9km route as well as seeing if I could walk to Wolfe’s Obelisk which I’ve seen countless times over the years. The sunshine didn’t come until I was back in the main grounds but it was lovely to finally tick it off my list and confirm that there is no inscription on it!
When I got home I was a bit knackered but was on a roll. The OH broke the shower hose for the secondary shower that’s part of our bathroom mixer tap. He’s replaced it, but it’s a proper shower hose, so its diameter is too big to slide in and out of the wall bracket. I’m the only one who uses it and it’s annoying me. So off I went to Homebase and Wickes but neither sell the smaller diameter hoses. Grrr. But I did decide that today was the day to replace the 1990’s kitchen door knobs and handles on the kitchen units. I’ve been asking the OH if we can change them pretty much since I moved in. So I bought them, changed them all over and then sent him the photos. Job done!
After school I had a virtual parent’s evening, my son decided to hide upstairs (sighs). Really positive feedback on his performance in class and where he’s at. Anyone who has been reading the blog over the years will know what a slog it has been for him academically. The teacher praised him for making a new friend, again, this is such a massive thing for him, something that other children do easily. I was very proud of him, pizza for tea as a reward.
My auntie is still in hospital and we’ve been waiting for days for a firm diagnosis. Today we have one of sorts but are now waiting for an action plan for her treatment and recovery. It is so frustrating being far away at times like this.
Thursday 22nd April – Day 112
A three hours sleep kind of morning – yawn.
It was proper chilly again this morning but by the time I finished work it was gloriously sunny and I ate my lunch in the back garden. I worked a full four hours today for the first time this year. It’s just too busy after my day off to catch up with everything. I’ve agreed with my boss that I’ll go up to 14 hours a week from next week with a view to going back to 16 hours in September, but before if the work really starts to pile up. Financially I need to do more, but I’m struggling so much to sleep these days that I don’t want to exhaust myself mentally and physically.
Our sunflower seedlings are enjoying the windowsill and are coming to life now.
Friday 23rd April – Day 113
The OH is in the dog house. I got woken up at 1.10 am this morning by the landline ringing. With everything that’s going on at the moment, I woke up thinking it’s Mum and Dad, my Auntie and then registered that OH work was showing on the display. Then thinking he must be in trouble, even more so when the line went dead. By this time I’m wide awake. Called him back, and he’d meant to ring his local diary supplier to sort his order out. He’d rung the wrong number. Yes, he was still at work. Grrrr.
But my mood improved this morning when Dad confirmed that he’s finally got his Covid jab booked in for next Friday. He’s 78. I’d spotted a post on their Town Hall’s Facebook page yesterday asking anyone aged 75-79 who hadn’t had their jab yet to call. Turns out the medical centre only had their telephone number against Mum’s medical records and not Dad’s. Anyway, thankfully the power of social media has sorted that all out. What a relief.
Our squirrel visitor is getting braver. He normally runs along the top of our back fence, grabs a piece of apple from the bird table and continues on his way. I spotted him having a wander around the garden this morning. He has a little white heart on his hind leg so I know it’s the same regular visitor.
Saturday 24th April – Day 114
Lovely sunny day again. Apparently, it’s a PJs and Switch day according to my son.
My eldest niece is 25 today, where has the time gone! My youngest niece sent us all over the first of their wedding photos and they are stunning.
My brother and SIL are popping in for a garden visit, our first visitors in 2021! What a weird world we are living in right now.