Project 365 2021 Week 32 Day 220 – 226 The week we got to catch up with old friends and remember their son and brother together.
Sunday 8th August – Day 220
Struggling with motivation to do much at the moment and the kittens are such a distraction that it’s nice to be at home and just enjoy time with them at the weekend.
Did spot some tomatoes growing in the garden, doesn’t look as if we have many considering how many plants are out there, but better than nothing I guess.
Monday 9th August – Day 221
These two can lighten up the heaviest of moods.
We made the decision a couple of weeks ago that we wouldn’t be flying to Spain next week, but actually changing the flights for the third year is something I’d been putting off. But it’s done now and a few more tears have been shed. Yes I could fork out for the required PCR tests but I just can’t risk Spain turning red and the hotel costs that would entail and the fact my son has to start Secondary school a couple of days after we were due to return. It’s not a holiday, it’s seeing parents and grandparents. It sucks but at least my parents are healthy and well.
Tuesday 10th August – Day 222
Meet Jim. Everyone needs a Jim in their life, don’t they? Jim used to live at Legoland Windsor and now he doesn’t. Apparently, he’s an investment. I wonder how long it will be before I’m reminding two people in this household that Jim was not my idea, but at least Jim moved from the hallway to my son’s bedroom whilst I was at work this morning.
Wednesday 11th August – Day 223
We went on a road trip with my brother and SIL to Sussex and Kent to visit our honorary Auntie and Uncle and their daughter. Fourteen months ago our oldest family friend’s son took his own life and thanks to Covid we couldn’t attend his funeral or be there for his family. Today was our first opportunity to get together. No one knows why Stu felt he couldn’t stay here, I still can’t reconcile the fact that the cheeky chappy who used to run around the garden playing football with my brother isn’t here anymore. Seeing the pain in the eyes of those who loved him most. Hard.
Thursday 12th August – Day 224
Twelve weeks old today and definitely got their feet under the table.
Friday 13th August – Day 225
The biggest downside to my current working hours is that my son is spending far too much time indoors playing computer games. He’s reached that age where getting him to leave the house for anything is becoming a battle of wills. I needed to pick up my eye drop prescription after work and the chemist is walkable from our house. We were not driving there and once my son had finally stopped moaning, we left the house and had a lovely walk, chatting away. Why he has to make such a fuss and then be so lovely is beyond me. The joy of living with an eleven-year old I guess.
Spotted the sun setting on the end of a busy and tiring week. I was definitely ready to open a bottle of wine once my son had gone to bed!
Saturday 14th August – Day 226
Whilst my parents are enduring soaring temperatures in Spain, summer seems to have left us and we’ve had another grey day with periods of rain.
I picked a couple of Gladioli flowers from the garden and thought they looked a little like the fireworks in the print in the kitchen.