Project 365 2021 Week 4 Day 24-30 and our fourth week of lockdown with school and work from home and the end of January is in sight.
Sunday 24th January – Day 24
It snowed! I don’t know about you, but we really needed the distraction that the snow gave us today. My son and I spent so long outdoors, mostly in our garden, but also making massive snowballs by rolling them along the pavement in our cul-du-sac. My son said it was the best day he’d had in months, and it really felt like it. Just fun and no worries.
Monday 25th January – Day 25
My body told me that it didn’t like yesterday’s antics as much as I had at the time – ouch.
It was two months ago today that we lost Paddington. My son had built him a memorial igloo yesterday and we were both a bit spooked to find one solitary pawprint in the entranceway this morning. I know it must have been Brewster, but it did catch us both off guard.
Tuesday 26th January – Day 26
Brewster has been so much more attentive since we lost Paddington and some days he just what my son needs to get through the day. If only he knew about fronted adverbials and parenthesis and we’d be well away.
Wednesday 27th January – Day 27
I worked today instead of Monday and once I’d finished and ‘school’ was over I spent some time in the garden clearing away all the dead tree leaves that fall into our garden from the trees behind our back fence. Was nice to see life emerging from the soil, Spring is on its way. Can’t remember what plant these leaves belong to – like the patterns on them though.
Thursday 28th January – Day 28
This is an all too familiar sight these days. My son has spent more time looking at screens in the last year than in the rest of his life. It doesn’t fill me with joy but it is was it is and I’m guessing the image is mirrored across the country right now.
Friday 29th January – Day 29
Family Friday means an early finish for school and once we’d Skyped my parents, my som played on his Switch and I baked some mince pies – why not? Getting my son to get some fresh air is proving rather challenging at times and he’s been taking his frustrations out on me a little too often. I’m exhausted, he’s fed up. It’s not easy for anyone right now is it? I might have had a bit too much of a bottle of wine in the evening but at least I went out like a light for the first time in months.
Saturday 30th January – Day 30
It started snowing but as it had rained all night it didn’t settle, much to my son’s annoyance. Maybe we’ll have more tomorrow. It’s the RSPB Big Birdwatch weekend so we spent some time counting the birds who visit the garden, including this Wood Pigeon.