Project 365 2021 Week 9 Day 59-65 The last week of round three of school at home. Goodbye February and hello March.
Sunday 28th February – Day 59
We went out for a walk that didn’t involve walking around a housing estate. It was wonderful and warm in the sunshine. It was just what we all needed.
Monday 1st March – Day 60
Secondary school placement day and a day I’ve been dreading for longer than I can remember. I logged on just after midnight and just could not take in what I was seeing. Somehow we’d actually been offered a place at our first choice school. I can’t adequately describe the relief I felt, I couldn’t stop sobbing tbh, I hadn’t dared believe it would be good news.
To say that my son was over the moon would be an understatement. We were both walking on air all day.
I had a text saying my prescription was ready at my pharmacy. What pharmacy? You can’t ring up and speak to a human and you can’t reply to the text. So I had to query via the doctor’s website and await their response. They sent a reference number and said I could go to any pharmacy. So I left my son in the car and picked it up, but the pharmacist thinks the doctor hasn’t given me enough meds for the next month – yet another online query to raise.
Tuesday 2nd March – Day 61
Had a good night’s sleep for the first time in ages which made a nice change.
After school and work were done for the day we got a few bits out that my son had been given for Christmas that he hadn’t looked at. Time to unwind for a bit.
I needed to post a letter and my son asked if we could walk to his new school to time how long it takes – ten minutes door to door. A vast difference to the school which is our actual catchment school. But that doesn’t matter anymore. We can now plan for the future, it feels good.
Wednesday 3rd March – Day 62
Budget day and hopefully I’ll know from my boss what my hours will be from next week at some point this week now.
Another day, another Minecraft build. Disaster today as he lost his F1 world in a never portal – eek, I was no use trying to sort that out!
Thursday 4th March – Day 63
Mum’s birthday and we had a Skype session with her and Dad after school and work were done for the day.
I’ve left my long lens on my camera and we’ve been watching the birds over the last week or so. We also have a squirrel who regularly pops by to see what’s on the bird table. This week he’s enjoyed helping himself to some apple.
Had a zoom catch up with my NCT group, all of the kids have got into their choices of primary school, it’s a shame that they’ll all be at different schools but hopefully, we will be able to get them all together at some point this year.
Friday 5th March – Day 64
The last day of school at home – hopefully, and today the school have organised a screen-free day of learning. My son had a few exercises to complete first thing in the morning which had to be uploaded to Teams and then it was time to pack up his laptop and let him have fun. Brewster hadn’t received the memo to tell him that school at home is now closed.
I rejigged the desk so I am now back to looking out of the patio doors rather than at the wall. My return to work hours for Monday has now been finalised. I’ve been doing 9 hours a week at home, and when I go back in on Monday I’ll be up to 13 hours and hopefully, I’ll be back up to 16 hours as and when the world gets back to normal.
Saturday 6th March – Day 65
My little creator has been hard at work again with his Lego. He discovered Ivor the Engine on YouTube in the week and when I told him that my brother and I used to watch it when we were little he hatched a plan. Over the last couple of days, he’s been finding the parts to create his own Ivor the Engine complete with Jones (the driver). I think he’s done rather a good job. Apparently asking for Idris the Dragon was a step too far though 🙂
We’ve been watching the birds in the garden again. We have magpies building a nest, pairs of robins, blackbirds, collared doves and wood pigeons. I even captured a wren visiting our bird table. It was like rush hour at one point this afternoon. Lovely to watch.
What have you been up to this week?