As I always say, the week has whizzed by. This one really has. We were back at work and school, and both were busy.
On Sunday we headed down to the tennis courts during the junior time slot. We were the only ones there – obviously it was too cold for others. Finally I’m actually feeling like I can control the ball a bit more. I just need to run around a bit (and get serves over the net! Throwing the ball up straight is impossible). We didn’t do much else although N had his cousin over to play in the afternoon.
On Monday, it was back to work. Thankfully I woke up just before my alarm which I’d worried I’d not do. Monday was also the day I started my diet. I’m trying keto (or as near to that as I can manage). Surprisingly I had no lack of sugar headaches which I usually would if I’m on the first day of a diet.
Tuesday was manic like the rest of the week at work – forecasting time, plus our event is the end of the month, and planning for next year. N was back swimming in school after having been off for the last half term. It was also the OH’s birthday. It just passes him by, so he had a few presents – he was a bit concerned that everyone in the rest of the family bought him smellies (and chocolate).
On Wednesday, not much happened. N had to do drama at school – he really hates the lessons and finds them pointless (which they probably are for most children). He’s not going to be impressed when he hears that this year they’re adding a whole school performance and his Class are doing the main roles to try and encourage them to put themselves forward for shows in the future. It appears they fell short in taking part at Christmas.
Thursday I had to nip out at lunch to take a return back. The only thing with starting a new diet is I have to make sure I’ve got all the food in I want and should be eating. And as it’s largely fresh food, it needs buying regularly. I’m loving most of the recipes I’m finding. It’s nice to cook different things and just have to satisfy myself. I’m planning to just adapt our weekend meals as we eat a lot of meat and veg anyway, so I can just chop out the carbs.
On Friday I had to nightmare at lunchtime. I always nip out to whizz round Morrisons, but it was chaos in there. So many shelves were empty, and then the self serve tills were super busy with a checkout assistant who couldn’t really do everything and couldn’t keep up with all the tills beeping with issues. Usually it’s nice and smooth with their tills, so it was frustrating.
N had a school disco – he decided to go to for the first time since starting school, and did end up enjoying it. Then it was tennis, first one back. I now have 2 of N’s friends to take as well, but it all worked out well. It’s funny to hear what they chat about.
Saturday was shoot day on the farm, so I had the day to myself. It was a busy one – I had to nip into town for a couple of bits, including for party bags for N’s 9th ‘party’. Also did various chores – washing, folding, filling up the bird feeders. Did some jigsaw puzzle, then tried to do my tax return. Got to the end then realised I’d been using the previous year’s P60…and couldn’t find this years. It seems work never emailed it, but it’s on our intranet, so I won’t be able to finish it til Monday anyway when I can get it there. Frustrating.
This week’s photo is of my first flowers of the year.