Onto week 26 and we’re halfway through 2023. It’s certainly coming round faster than it feels it should. Here’s our Project 52 for this week.
Sunday morning was very productive. I did washing, put the slow cooker on, emptied the dishwasher, made pudding for dinner, and then headed out to take some photos at the poppy fields near us. There’s a wonderful one next to the road, but even with my big camera zoom lens I couldn’t really get decent photos as it’s private property. Instead I went to a smaller field with a public footpath through it in the village, and was please with some of the shots. I should really go at sunset, but that’s a bit late at this time of year.
The rest of the day I started a new Wasgij puzzle, did some reading, and tried to keep cool while encouraging homework.
On Monday back to school and work. There’s a bit going on that’s challenging, and trying to be supportive to those who’ve got so much on at a busy time. There wasn’t any tennis as there was a mens match using the courts. A friend and I have been trying to coordinate holiday tennis camps. Our club’s are good value at 5 hours for £25, but it’s all ages, so ours don’t generally get to play much tennis as there are all standards mixed up even where they split vaguely by older and younger. So we’ve been looking at another village where they do 3 hour sessions by age range. They’d be better, but N isn’t keen to try those, although his friend will. I’m hoping he might try one of them.
Tuesday was busy at work, N had his inter-form football match number 1 – they lost on penalties. To try and get him to wear his brace more, I’ve agreed monetary award (at least for the first couple of months til he’s just wearing it all the time like he should be. 50p a day (meant to be 23 hours a day), then 50p bonus if he gets all 7 days. He liked that idea. Today started with 2 lessons, on the bus and quite a bit before and after school. Hopefully he’ll keep them in all night too. If by Friday he’s wearing them all day at school that’ll be good, and it’ll be more normal having them in than not. He’s saying his jaws aching a bit which means he’s wearing them enough for them to actually be properly doing what they’re meant to.
On Wednesday, it was discovered there was a missing tie. Again. I hate the clip ties – we get why for safety, but in a year, we’ve had 2 lost, and 1 clip broken. Luckily I had a spare. It was a busy work day. Confusion as I had a Tesco order today rather than the usual Friday (but it arrived nice and early in the slot, with one of the regular drivers).
Thursday there was an internet outage not long after I started work. 10 minutes later it was evidently back on, but not for me. So 30 mins later they were planning to send out an engineer, while I had to rush into the office. Luckily it was quite quiet, so I could book my favourite parking space and desk. It was nice to see people again. I really need to start going back into the office more regularly.
I wasn’t impressed to find out that there is industrial action on the trains happening next week. Just when I’ve got 2 London days planned. So much for 2 weeks notice they say they have to give. So I had to spend a lot of time trying to work out the best route – and where to travel from for Wimbledon. My work trip shouldn’t be impacted.
On Friday it was inset day and I had a day off. We couldn’t really think of anything to go an do, but N did some homework. Then we nipped into town, and had lunch out at Pizza Express. We played £5 of arcade games at the local cinema complex. They finally have our favourite knock down the clowns game – although it was a lot higher up and therefore harder than in seaside town arcades we’ve done. Then played basketball which seemed to be neverending on one of them. So we had a lot of free games which was good luck.
Had a lovely long chat with a friend while the boys were at tennis lesson.
Saturday I left N doing project work to go into town to do the rounds. Market, butcher’s, supermarket, parcel drop off. I’ve just been so tired, and cold though. I think a longer sleep is required, and hope I’m not coming down with something just before a much busier week than normal.
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