Project 366 2020 Week 9 Day 54 – 60 – The back to school week
Sunday 23rd February – Day 54
We’d expected to wake up to awful weather as that’s exactly what had been forecasted. But to our surprise it was dry, so after breakfast rather than going for a swim in the hotel pool, we decided to check out and head to Ely instead. It’s somewhere I’d visited many years ago but couldn’t remember it.
The whole city offers free car parking so we parked close to the Cathedral and had a good walk around the city, explored Oliver Cromwell’s House, the Cathedral as well as the riverside and even the train station (yes we can now add a couple more train lines to my son’s collection!!).
After lunch, we headed home so I could get everything ready for school in the morning.
Monday 24th February – Day 55
What a day! Back to school and a normal routine. The day didn’t start well. I’d just walked home from the school walk to get in my car when a friend rang me to say the kids started school swimming this morning. Our Parentmail had said it was next week but she’d been up to the class and a TA had told her it started today. Cue mad dash to get his swimming stuff together so I could run back to school with it. Text to boss to say I’d be late as I also needed to drop the car at the garage. Went to the school office only to be told that the TA was wrong, no swimming today. Grrr.
By the time I got to work, I was shattered and the day hadn’t even begun. My car needs two new tyres, the joys of the OH doing so much mileage in it, so I’ve got to take it back in on Wednesday to get those sorted.
Back from job one to start job two, then school pick up, shopping, homework, cooking dinner, sorting out packed lunches for tomorrow and a cup of tea was called for as I opened my blog emails.
Tuesday 25th February – Day 56
Repeat test day for Brewster and thankfully he’s stabilised. He’ll stay on his renal diet for life but he’s ok. Relief. Another three-figure vets bill – very glad we have insurance, again!
Whilst I was working a Parentmail came in saying that the Year 5/6 have the opportunity to go to RAF Fairford in the summer. Limited tickets so I booked my son’s straight away and I’ve earned big brownie points for that this afternoon! Pancakes for dinner probably helped too.
Wednesday 26th February – Day 57
Work this morning and then time to get my hair cut.
Thursday 27th February – Day 58
One of those mornings where you open the curtain to white skies and snow falling. I don’t do snow when I need to get to places. Thankfully it was light and soon turned to rain, so just enough time to put a few smiley faces on my car before it all got washed away.
Something happened at school that made me realise how quickly my son is growing up and I’m not prepared for some of it. I don’t share ‘everything’ on the blog anyway and I’m guessing that there will be a lot more that won’t be shared from now on when it comes to him and growing up.
Friday 28th February – Day 59
Discovering you’ve got leaking plumbing just before the school run on a Friday afternoon is not something I’d planned into my week. It’s the feed from the mixer tap causing the issue and I’ve no idea how long it’s been leaking but everything at the back on the under-sink cupboard is soaking. Joy, plumber can’t come until Monday. If I don’t use the tap then the drips stop – sounds like a good excuse not to do the washing up!!
Saturday 29th February – Day 60
I was up bright and early this morning, this is the second lot of boxes that are going in my car to take down to my Auntie’s flat. I’ll be there for the weekend sorting things out to keep and sell for her and see how much I can get done over two days. The flat is close to her nursing home, t was her birthday on Thursday, so I’ll be popping in to see her too. Wish me luck!