Project 365 2021 Week 5 Day 31-37 and our fifth week of lockdown with school and work from home as February begins.
Sunday 31st January – Day 31
The OH bought me some tulips and daffodils. I think he realised just how challenging my son had been at the end of last week and just how exhausted I was.
Monday 1st February – Day 32
There was an outage in our area with Sky Broadband so you can imagine how well work and school at home went today. I had to give up with my work in the end, and I’ll make the time up tomorrow. I did get a message from Sky late in the afternoon to say the issue had been resolved.
We went for a walk in the afternoon and my son got to have a catch up with his best friend – not anywhere close up but they got to have a chat at a distance as we passed their house. It was needed as this is the view I get these days!
Tuesday 2nd February – Day 33
Internet worked so school and work went a little smoother today thankfully. It was really rather mild so I asked my son to help me in the garden when we’d both finished. It wasn’t long before he’d found something more interesting to do and he was happily playing with mud for ages. I was just happy that he was outside and not glued to a screen for a couple of hours.
Wednesday 3rd February – Day 34
My non-working day so everything is a little less stressful although my son woke up in an ‘I don’t want to try to do any of my schoolwork’ kind of mood – so it didn’t lead to a tranquil morning of peace and harmony. He had made me a Paddington necklace though.
Thursday 4th February – Day 35
A rather foggy start to the day. School at home was a bit of a nightmare in the morning but thankfully the afternoon involved creating artwork so it ended with harmony.
My BIL celebrated his 88th birthday so we’ve only got my Auntie and Mum to go and then we’ve all had at least one birthday without any real celebrations. It’s a joy, isn’t it?
Friday 5th February – Day 36
What a day.
My son’s teacher introduced a new software package this morning so the kids could write/type on a whiteboard and she could see all of their work. It was a disaster for my son. I was working. My son had already been struggling with the work this wee. He has refused to use his camera or microphone and this just tipped him over the edge. I totally understood why she wanted the kids to use it, it’s the only way she could ‘see’ when people were struggling, but it didn’t work, my son for one is exhausted and it wrote off the rest of the day really. Thankfully it was Family Friday so school finished at 1.15 pm.
We Skyped my parents and then had a total tech/phone-free hour building Lego scenes together and then we went for a walk around the estate. It was a lovely afternoon after what has been a rather crappy week really.
Saturday 6th February – Day 37
Our Saturday’s have a pattern to them now. I get a lie-in to catch up on all the sleep I miss in the week.
Leisurely breakfast, and lunch and then try to get my son outdoors for some exercise before his Dad disappears to work again. I did think I was going to be going for a walk by myself at one point but when I suggested we walk over to the eco-town, my son decided to join me. It was rather warm and so peaceful, it felt like we were somewhere totally different and we had a lovely walk.
My best friend rang me when we got home for a catch-up. It’s looking highly unlikely that we will be able to go on our girls hiking weekend that we’d rescheduled from last year. We’ll have to make a final decision at the end of this month, but we both really need to have had our jabs before we go, which we won’t have had dates for. It’s depressing to think we’ll have to change it again, to 2022. Then chatting with my oldest friend, thankfully we had a girly day together when we were allowed to meet up outdoors towards the back end of last year. I’ve no idea when we’ll get to see each other again. We’re definitely locking ourselves in for a spa day somewhere when we can safely do so!
Anyway, will we wake up to snow in the morning? I hope so as it lifted our spirits so much last time. Never ever thought I’d be saying that.