Project 365 2021 Week 2 Day 10-16 and our second week of lockdown with school and work from home.
Sunday 10th January – Day 10
Whilst I’m glad I can be home to support my son with his schooling in these challenging times, I’m craving peace and time to myself already! The OH is gone before we get up in the morning and is rarely home until late evening so these days the only chance I have to escape for a while is on Sundays. So I left him in charge and took myself off for a walk. Nowhere particularly exciting, I couldn’t be bothered to get my walking boots on and wade through muddy fields, so I just walked around the local estates. Still nice to just get outside and have some alone time for a bit.
Monday 11th January – Day 11
School and work from home. We got through the day in one piece and I was so glad that I went upstairs when I did to capture this sunset. We can only see it from one window upstairs and normally miss it totally. The days seem so dull and uninspiring at the moment that this colour was much appreciated.
Tuesday 12th January – Day 12
I can feel my hormones rising again and could happily scream at someone today. At one point this morning I was trying to work, had my boss on my mobile, my son’s laptop had a problem and then the landline phone rang – I’m not an octopus! School at home had it’s challenging moments this morning but the afternoon topic task was definitely a hit and took us back a number of years – my son originally completed this Baker Ross set for a blog review. It was interesting to see how he completed the task again, five and a half years later.
Wednesday 13th January – Day 13
My non-working day, so one less thing to think about.
The school have introduced Wellness Wednesday and the last class of the day has been given over to mental wellbeing. My son spent a good hour on a video call with his best friend and it was just what they both needed. A bit of chill-out time. Then he was on to colouring in and he spent time later in the afternoon on some Lego animation films. A good day.
Thursday 14th January – Day 14
A rainy day in the most part. Dull dull dull.
The juggle of work and school was ok, my son is trying really hard and typing some of his work is definitely helping the teacher see what he is really capable of if he doesn’t have to worry about writing.
After school, we went for a short walk as it had stopped raining and my head if fit to explode by that time of the day. Skype catch up with my parents, looks like they are likely to get their vaccinations in Spain mid-March-early April. Fingers crossed for them.
Friday 15th January – Day 15
The end of the second week of school and work at home and we’ve survived. We’re both shattered, it hasn’t been a totally smooth week but we’ve got there. The school have changed the timetable slightly this week and have decided that on Friday’s school will finish at 1.15 pm and the rest of the day is ‘family Friday’. I think they’ve realised that parents, children and teachers are finding this whole experience exhausting and that there needs to be a real consideration of mental wellbeing for all. It’s certainly needed here. Once school was done I took my son to spend some time with his Dad whilst I got the shopping done. Then it was chill-out time for both of us.
Saturday 16th January – Day 16
Time for me to catch up on missed sleep this morning. It was raining in the morning, again but there’s evidence of blue skies making an appearance.
The engineer in the family has spent the morning working on his own motorised Lego steam locomotive. He’s borrowed the boogies from his Hogwarts Express set and apparently, steam trials are taking place this afternoon.