We’re into week 3 of lockdown and week 4 of working from home.
Sunday wasn’t far off a normal Sunday. I baked bread (from a mix) and did beef stew in the slow cooker. We just pottered around.
On Monday, N was off the hook with school work as it’s now the Easter holidays. He is meant to still do reading each day, and he’s a couple of maths tests to do at some point. I dug out a couple of mosaic craft packets I bought ages ago and he made one of them while I worked. The rest of the day he went out on his bike, played with the dogs, and tried to make a grass roller flattener. His aim was to make the grass smooth enough to play grasscourt tennis. It entertained him for at least an hour.
Tuesday was a Lego day for N. He built a restaurant on the theme of the restaurant game he plays on Roblox. After work I attempted to make easy crusty bread courtesy of blogger Mel over at Le Coin de Mel. It looked pretty good expanding overnight on the aga.
On Wednesday N spent a lot of time in the garden, and bits of the day working on the farm. I was pretty impressed with my bread, despite it’s weird folded over structure. Not quite how it should be but tasted amazing slathered with butter (the men turned their noses up as it wasn’t suitable for sandwiches so my keto went out the window so I could eat it).
N also introduced me to his new calf Maggot (who turned out to be female, not male as he’d thought). She’s a runt calf who wasn’t sucking, so has been moved away into a box so they can feed her with a teat. She’s very sweet, but skinny so they need to make sure she gets milk into her.
I also did a top up food shop in the village shop. I was 7th in the queue to go into the shop as they’re doing one in one out, and it was the first time I’d been in and seen the shop staff wearing masks.
Thursday was another day the same. Just work, and a bit of outdoor play for N. Some walks with the pups, and a bit of time working on the farm with his dad.
Good Friday I had my last online delivery. N got very excited about all the plastic bags. I was sad that the big pack of mini eggs I’d ordered didn’t arrive (it was switched for a big Easter egg which wasn’t going to work for the baking I’d planned). I’m hoping that’s us stocked up for a while, and I’ll rely on local produce and butcher deliveries.
We spent the day chilling out – playing tennis and frisbee in the garden, jigsaws, reading, sorting out the washing, and just mooching around. I spent 20 minutes sitting in the sun, until my father-in-law came out with the lawn mower again. By that time, I’d had enough in the heat too. Even N has been moaning he’s been too hot. It was warm enough to get out my flip flops, and had to paint my nails as well.
I also trimmed N’s hair. Now it’s in a longer style on top it really needed it. I only did the neckline at the back and trimmed the top. I didn’t dare take off too much, but the OH hasn’t noticed so it’s obviously looking ok.
On Saturday it was another lazy day. N is waiting for his new work boots to arrive because he’s still wearing too hot wellies. I wish he’d told me before lockdown that his boots were too small, but of course he said they were fine. Looks like they won’t arrive until Tuesday now given bank holidays and everything else. N spent most of the day out on the farm. I need to get out and about more. If he’s out working, then I get a bit lazy and just stay in the house.
Fingers crossed this gorgeous spring weather continues to let children stay playing outdoors, although they do need rain on the sown seeds in the fields.