It’s been a nice relaxing week although a little frustrating with the lack of actually doing anything. When I’ve taken annual leave I prefer going out and about so it’s a more productive time off. But N’s not been keen to do much so we’ve spent most of the week at home. It’s showed in my lack of steps. I’ve struggled to even get 10k steps a day when usually I’d be easily at 15-20k. Back to it next week, as I’m feeling a bit meh and blobby. I definitely need to get off the grazing and back to doing exercise again.
Here’s this week’s Project 52, we’re into week 8.
Sunday was really windy again with Storm Franklin. It’ll be nice to get back to calmer weather after so many storms. We just pottered around at home as we didn’t fancy going out in the bad weather.
On Monday it was a work day for me. It was fairly quiet, just some one to one catch ups, as many others were on leave. N spent the day either out on the farm or on Youtube and the Xbox. Post Covid, he still has the spare tv and his xbox in his room, and I’ve not got round to bringing it all back downstairs yet. The TV’s a bit large and heavy, so I might have to get the OH to do it. It was still way too windy for tennis in the early afternoon, so his catch up lesson didn’t happen.
Tuesday was my first day of leave for half term. I sorted some clothes to photograph to add to Vinted. We took the dogs out for a walk, and I wore my waterproof trousers. The first time I’ve worn waterproof trousers since I was about 12. I’m sold because I always get mud up my trousers usually. The fields are so soggy at the moment.
On Wednesday it was another home day. Staying home does mean I get to read a lot. I think I’ve got through 4 books this week. And finished a puzzle. N had his tennis lesson. He was a bit rusty, but I think he was pleased to be back.
Thursday we woke to hear that Russia had invaded Ukraine. I feel for the Ukrainians, but also the Russians who don’t agree with what their leader’s done. I’ve got friends in Poland and Lithuania, so I’m hoping it’s short lived or contained and that things don’t spread into other countries as well. Like everyone I’m hoping it’s not the start of something much bigger.
We’d planned to meet one of his friends at the park but the weather was pretty awful in the morning. Hailstones, cold, damp and blowy. So we went over to pick his friend up, stayed for a chat for a bit, before he came to ours for lunch and a play. After lunch we took the younger labrador out for a walk once the weather had improved.
On Friday I dragged N out to Stowe for a walk around. It was a shame I couldn’t persuade him to go in the house. I’ll need to book myself in there on another school holiday or weekend when he’s not with me. But we had a nice walk round, he got a hot chocolate and lunch. It was nice to go somewhere different, although he is never that excited about National Trust places. I’d suggested we go somewhere like a wildlife park, but he wasn’t fussed when neither of his friends we’d checked with were available to join us. At Easter when we’re away, we’ll get more packed in and maybe he’ll get a bit more excited when away from home.
Before we went he’d baked chocolate cupcakes too so he’s been handing those round to everyone on the farm at break times.
Saturday was a relaxing day. We had to nip into town to visit the bakery stall for my mother in law, so parked some way away to get a bit of a walk in. Costs less doing it that way too and not parking in the market place. Then to Sainsbury’s to get some milk, and pick up whatever items I needed that were on offer on my Nectar app. I don’t like the way Sainsbury’s do their Nectar prices. To have to use the individual scanner or scan via your phone when you’ve a basket rather than trolley is a lot of extra hassle compared with Tesco who just link the prices to your card when you scan it at the till. It also means that some items don’t give you the cheaper price, they just send to a refund voucher to your app for next time. I don’t go to Sainsbury’s that often so rarely remember to use my coupons but I suppose doing it that way means they don’t have to hand out so many discounts.
Otherwise we just played board games, read, blogged and N went out on the farm for a bit.
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