It’s another week, and holiday seems like it’s a long time gone. The warm weather seems to have disappeared. By the end of the week I was back in jumpers and slippers, even with my fluffy gilet back on top too.
Here’s our week 17 for Project 52.
Sunday we just spent at home pottering around. Quite a lazy day to catch up on a bit of rest after holiday, and I did quite a bit of editing photos and getting videos done. N spent a bit of it on the farm.
On Monday it was a shock to be back to work and school after quite a long time off (for me at least, just over a week off). I had to ring the council again about my food caddy still not having been picked up. That’s 3 normal collections they’ve just not collected, and 3 chase ups/reports of missed collections. I despair. I don’t understand why they don’t have the same route the normal recycling and waste lorries follow, so why have they missed it. The wheely bins are visible from the road, and the caddy’s in front of them. Grrr.
Tuesday, at school, the tennis lesson they had for a couple of hours seemed like it went well. N enjoyed it more than previous sessions with that coach, so hopefully he’ll see some value in it going forwards. It helps they could choose their partners.
In the evening N wanted to go and watch the team he’s joining play their quarter final cup match. He’s not allowed to play for them until the next season unless it’s a friendly. But it was nice to catch up with a few of the mums I don’t see that much. Hopefully I’ll end up enjoying the social chats there as well as with tennis.
On Wednesday it was so cold again. I had my thick winter coat on again to watch N’s tennis lesson. He played really well, and said he enjoyed it more again. Hopefully he’ll play more consistently now, and find he’s enjoying it again.
Thursday was pretty much a culmination of trying to get our heads around all the new things that are going on at work. New reporting, new projects, new systems. There’s a lot going on and still a lot of uncertainty about how it’s going to work out. It was nice to chat to lots of people today. Finally my INR has gone back to well within range. After tea N and I went out for a bit of table tennis, and had an audience of the calves in the paddock behind coming to watch.
I’ve been making a start looking up school uniform for secondary school. I don’t know whether to opt for the size he’s in now (or would be if he wasn’t wedded to wearing slightly too small trousers), or to risk going for the bigger size in the hope he grows faster over the summer. They say we need to order in June ideally, but that’s a good couple of months before school actually starts. We can’t order ties until we know what houses they’ll be in anyway, but at least I could order the non logo trousers and shirts from M&S now before they all go. I just need to measure N to make sure I’m right in my current sizing.
On Friday it was a fairly quiet work day. N came home having won the matchbox challenge for his class. 3 items were disallowed (they probably couldn’t find the sugar and similar items!). The 2 kids in other classes who won were brothers and got 74 items each in their matchboxes. An insane number. He won a cool notepad and colouring pens.
Biggest news of the week…my kerbside food caddy has been emptied. Only took them 4 weeks, so now it’s all cleaned out and ready to use again next week. Hopefully we’re now on their regular pick up.
We had chippy tea, then It was back to group tennis, which was a very lively session with a lot of noise. They seemed to play a lot more tennis than the previous few sessions so that was good.
Saturday was an early football training start, with a 2 hour session. It left me enough time to go off into town. I bumped into our neighbour when stopping for a Starbucks treat so had a chat to him. Dropped off my shopping at home before picking N up. He’s really enjoying the training, although I don’t know how he’ll feel once it’s winter.
It was a really warm day so we spent a bit of time outside playing table tennis. N got his archery set out until the dog wanted to come and sit in the garden with him. Just a nice relaxing day.
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