A quiet weekend, followed by a week of Hornby train set fun, and a Self Belief Award for Monkey! Project 366 2016 Week 6 Day 38-44 with The Boy and Me.
Sunday 7th February – Day 38
We had a really quiet day planned, which considering the weather worked out rather well. Monkey started the day making a train for some of his teddies so could take them for a ride. Still a little boy really. Then he headed out with Daddy P – tip run to dispose of the old portable TV and to pick up the first flat screen TV we own, for the bedroom. We are slowly joining the 21st century.
The afternoon was all about Hornby! We’d promised Monkey since Christmas we would get his Flying Scotsman set down from the loft. Granny and Gramps bought it for him as a Christening present and he’d never seen it. Daddy P also brought all his old engines/carriage and track down. It was a very peaceful afternoon!
Monday 8th February – Day 39
So you can no longer see my living room, it is a model railway. We are going to need to buy a proper board and clear the garage when the weather is a bit better I think. As soon as Monkey got home from school he was straight into train operator mode. Has to be the first time in ages he hasn’t watched a minute of TV all evening – that makes me happy.
Tuesday 9th February – Day 40
We seem to be in a ‘yes I’ll let Mummy take a nice photo’ phase at the moment, so I’m making the most of it. You have never seen such a well-behaved child as this morning – breakfast eaten, teeth brushed, dressed for school, reading book read, school books sorted – all done without a murmur of dissent. Why? So he could play trains again before school. Not daft, my son.
The winds have finally died down thankfully, the sun is out too. I headed off for a massage, my back has been better the last few days, but my neck and shoulder muscles are a nightmare of knots and general tightness.
After school and it was straight back to playing trains. He is seriously addicted, but it beats watching TV in my opinion.
Wednesday 10th February – Day 41
Jado Chi for me and a Multi Skills trip to the Leisure Centre for Monkey. He really wasn’t looking forward to this and didn’t want to go to school. I spoke to his teacher last week and she’s come up with a special job for him to do. Well he was a star and got a special award! Full post coming next week.
We postponed Pancake Day until today, when Daddy P was home to pig out too. Yum, another change in Monkey as he wouldn’t eat them last year. But apparently he’d tried them at school this week so he will eat them at home.
Thursday 11th February – Day 42
Always a tough day for me, 16 years since my friend was killed on his motorbike. Gone but never forgotten. I took time away from my phone after I’d dropped Monkey at school and enjoyed my new Hummingbird that I received for a forthcoming review. Life is fragile, precious and to be enjoyed. I try to remember that I’m lucky to have had him as a friend even if he’s not here now to laugh with.
Friday 12th February – Day 43
Catch up time with an old friend for me this morning which was lovely, might have treated myself to cake and a new tunic dress.
Guess what!!?? Monkey came home with the last missing trainer!!!! This one hadn’t been seen since November – the pair have been reunited in time for Valentines Day 🙂 Monkey also has another wobbly tooth! The Tooth Fairy is going to be kept on her toes with my son.
This evening I headed into Oxford for a styling session at Olivia May arranged with the Oxfordshire Bloggers group. A rare night out for me, it was lovely to catch up with friends and to meet some more bloggers from across the county. The styling session was interesting, I might even try wearing scarves, and who knew that I should have been wearing big necklaces for the last 40+ years. I fell in love with a beautiful Jacket Dress …..
Saturday 13th February – Day 44
I’d had a few different ideas for things to do today, but Monkey and I are both tired, so we agreed to spend the first day of half term quietly at home. Times for games, and more Hornby train set action, and just simple, cuddle time.