It’s week 25 of Project 52 for this year, and it’s been a busy week.
Work has been frantic with a contractor dragging their heels so we’ve brought some of the work needed in house as we’ll drop everything to get it done. So it’s been a lot of working through lunch, and working overtime to get it done.
Here’s this week’s Project 52.
Sunday was Father’s day. N did an amazingly detailed homemade card at school for his dad. Complete with him, the OH, his uncle and cousin all playing football in the garden on the front. And inside harvest going on with all the tractors and trailers going in the field. We didn’t do much else all day.
Monday wasn’t anything special, although N wanted to get the new desk from the lodger’s side of the house into his bedroom. That meant a good clear out and consolidation of lots of lego boxes and Britains farm toys into fewer boxes. Plus finally getting rid of the ugly big arm chair that the OH previously refused to move from the room. The chair is currently dumped in the hall way and getting in the way. The new desk is in place and is huge. N’s taken one of the old kitchen chairs up to his room, and each evening goes up to do his homework.
Tuesday was just more work and school. N likes Tuesday because they go swimming and he has his private tennis coaching. But it’s the run up to their key stage 2 annual play, and they spent the morning practising. He’s not enjoyed being in the chorus – not a lot of speaking, no singing, and a lot of sitting around waiting while the others with parts do their practising. He says he’s not going to do the play next year. His new favourite word is ‘hilarious’. He keeps remembering all the funny things in their play.
Wednesday at school, the middle 2 classes went to another nearby school for an author visit. N said it was quite good but was disappointed not to take money to buy a copy of the books.
On Thursday, N and I had a game of battleship after work and school. It was a bit of a whitewash, but by fluke as my first guess was a hit.
Friday was a beautiful day and it was sports day. I still had a little work left so did that sitting alongside the track, inbetween N’s races. He had his best sports day ever, getting a 2nd and two 3rd places. Needless to say, N’s house team came last – they have so few people in their team compared with the others, and the sportier children all seem to be in the other teams as well. But it doesn’t stop them enjoying it. He then had his group tennis lesson. I love watching them training; it helps that I get the chance to chat to other parents too.
Saturday was a busy one (and another beautiful – although a bit hot for me) day. We had to get into town to do our food shop as I’d not had chance during the week. Then off to swimming. N’s swimming really has progressed well, and it helps that there’s rarely more than 3 of them in the class so they each get personal attention and pointers.
I had to pull him out a bit early – their group always starts really late to an overrunning group before, but they don’t usually get the the time back. Of course the day they carried on, we had to leave for an away tennis match.
We were expecting a thrashing looking at previous matches the opponents had played, but it turned out to be much more even. We only had 3 players so automatically they won 4 games, but of the games we played, we ended up with 7 wins and only 5 losses. Yet again, not having that 4th player was costly, especially as I think one of our other players could probably have won 2 matches to give us a draw.
The final league result position depends on another team and how they did against the strongest team in the league. So we’re just waiting to see the results uploaded to see if we held onto 3rd place. N is waiting the results going on desperately, because he’s now played over his 40 matches that count towards his rating and will now move up to an orange rating.