This week’s been an up and down one. I’ve tried to get back to my healthier keto diet, but the hot weather has meant my plan to get back to stepping hasn’t really happened. But here’s our week 25 of Project 52.
Sunday was a chance to catch up on everything we didn’t do while at the football tournament on Saturday. We went to the farm shop, then needed to get photos printed out for N’s leaver’s memory board for school. We were too early for 10am opening at Tesco, so took a break in the cafe. It then took 30 minutes to upload 32 photos to the machines. Bluetooth is a rubbish option compared with the way Boots do it via cable. N was not impressed. But now all he needs to do is decorate and stick on his board.
On Monday it was back to being a hot day again. Busy with work and school. And despite n’s getting his cycling proficiency, the OH still won’t let him cycle to school. Sigh. N had his private tennis lesson in the evening.
Tuesday I had a horrendous headache and felt quite sick with it. N’s just started getting what seems to be hayfever this year – runny nose, so I’ve bought him some nasal spray that seems to help. He didn’t use it before going to school though, so I had a call from the office asking me to bring it in for him.
He had a morning of first aid for the year 6s which he really enjoyed. I didn’t even know he knew Stayin’ Alive, he was doing well remembering the ABC and how to help someone who’s choking.
I took a couple of hours off sick to try and sleep off my headache. I didn’t really sleep but by the time the lunchtime menopause talk from Positive Pause was happening, it had eased enough to watch that, then go to my meetings in the afternoon. My sleep score is way down in the 70s on my Fitbit, when it’s usually 84-87, so I know I’ve been struggling. I think it’s down to having eaten too many carbs and sugar, so I’m hoping today’s headache was coming off sugar and my sleep will start improving again.
On Wednesday thankfully my headache was pretty much gone. I also slept in to a more normal 6.30 which was good after a few weeks of waking hours earlier. It was a busy working day. Rusty rackets in the evening was very hot. Lots of backhands for me (the joys of playing right handers), although my serves need a lot of work and practice before starting to use them! Not sure I’ll get that in the next 3 remaining weeks.
Thursday was just a normal work and school day. N had his interview for takeover day – when the older children get to be the staff for the day. He’s got quite a bit of competition, including some year 5s. Bit of a sore point because last year due to Covid restrictions, they didn’t get to do takeover day, and there’s not enough roles for all of the year 6s to have a position. So he’s a bit incensed that Year 5s are also getting the opportunity. I think he’ll be quite gutted if he doesn’t get the role, and there’s not an alternative option. I did suggest some questions to prep for pre-interview, but I don’t know if he did think of any good answers before going in.
On Friday it was N’s last primary school sports day. His team was low on number again, but they all worked hard and tried as normal. It was a lovely afternoon, eating cake, supporting the children and cheering on the teams. N’s year group has a lot of really sporty boys, so N didn’t stand much of a chance in the running. His skipping was disappointing as his technique was really smooth, it was just too slow. His egg and spoon race, he went off really fast and was in second place for most of it. Then one drop put paid to a podium finish. His team of 8 did come second in the relay.
I had an email from N’s secondary school asking me to complete and return the forms they’d sent out. I posted them back within a week of receiving them, so now I need to wait for them to send out more, fill them in again and return them. What’s the betting they take too long, and N’s gone on his residential before I get the chance to get him to sign them. Why they can’t just provide online forms I don’t know.
We decided on fish and chips for tea. I ordered over the phone as normal, our usual order. When I went to pick up I didn’t notice that they’d charged me less. Got home to find they’d not done the OH’s fish, just N’s mini fish and my halloumi. N heard me order all 3, but no wonder the girl didn’t recognise me on the phone as she obviously didn’t heard me say 1 cod first. I’m surprised she didn’t ask me to check, and they didn’t mentioned the items when they were putting the order together at collection. So the OH had to cook himself whatever was available fast, so he had random bacon with his chips. Even more unhealthy than the fish and chips.
Saturday was a busy one for me. I went into town to pick up the remaining items for N’s uniform (minus the tie as we’re still waiting to find out his house), some replacement sunglasses for mine which are cracked, and a couple of other bits. Then went for N’s haircut. It wasn’t particularly relaxing but hopefully will have a quieter Sunday.
This week’s project 52 photo is my chive blossom vinegar that’s now ready to use.
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