Project 366 2020 Week 45 Day 306-312 The start of the lockdown that isn’t really a lockdown at all
Sunday 1st November – Day 306
We probably should have gone out and done something today but nobody really felt like it. So I got some jobs done around the house. My son painted the things he’d made from clay yesterday and then played a new free download game we’d found for his Switch. It kept him happy.
Monday 2nd November – Day 307
Somewhere over the rainbow, everything will be ok once again. I hope.
My boss told us all that we’d all be partially furloughed from next week for the next four weeks. I needed to go shopping after work as the cupboards were bare after half-term and I was dreading what town would be like after the lockdown announcement. Thankfully it wasn’t too manic although beef mince appears to be the new panic buy item, as none was to be found.
As I pulled up outside the house it started to hammer down so I stayed put until the weather calmed down and this rainbow rewarded my patience.
Tuesday 3rd November – Day 308
I’m coming back as a cat next time around. Paddington loves falling asleep on the sofa or armchair, whereas Brewster never even sits on either unless he’s perched on my lap for a few minutes. They are so different.
Wednesday 4th November – Day 309
The world is rather strange, isn’t it? I really expected to wake up to the news that Joe Biden would be the next president of USA. Doesn’t seem as if that’s anywhere near the sure thing it should have been. How depressing.
I booked a ticket for Stowe at the beginning of the week for my day off when I thought it would be my last chance to go for the next month. Now it seems that it, along with so many other places and will be open throughout the lockdown, which let’s face it isn’t actually a lockdown at all. Anyway, the sun shone and I couldn’t have picked a better day to just get away from life for a couple of hours.
The end of an era today, as this afternoon I’ll be meeting my son from the school grounds for the last time. As of tomorrow, I’ll be waiting outside the home of his best friend and the boys will walk that far together. They’ve both been asking for ages and the time feels right.
Thursday 5th November – Day 310
The start of the second lockdown but for us, this will be no different at all except for the fact I’ll be working fewer hours this month. I had missed a few things on my shopping list earlier in the week so popped into town after work and the car park was considerably quieter than the industrial estate where I work!
The day my son starts walking part of the way home from school with his friend. They were both grinning like Cheshire cats when the walked around the corner in the afternoon.
Guy Fawkes Day and none of the normal excitement here. We didn’t even bother to look out the window at the fireworks that were going off, just not feeling it this year.
Friday 6th November – Day 311
It’s been much colder for the last two mornings and the clouds on the walk to school were beautiful.
A busy day at work for me and I’m definitely ready for a weekend of chilling out now.
Saturday 7th November – Day 312
We’ve had a very chilled out start to the day which was much needed. The OH is out working for most of the day so my son and I are spending some quality time together. We’d been sent some K’Nex sets to review and I’ve been employed as parts finder whilst my son builds his creations. He built a couple of things to the instructions before upgrading them into his own ideas. Lovely to watch although I don’t think I stand a chance of getting him to go out for a walk now!
What have you been up to this week?