We’re already onto week 10 of Project 52. It’s been back to school for N, and we’re counting down to tennis opening at the end of the month, as well as Easter.
Here’s our weekly round up.
On Sunday, it was a normal relaxing weekend. I finished a jigsaw (finally, it took 2 weeks!), and N played outside a lot. He’s been loving getting out on his bike again, and got his archery stuff out too.
Monday was back to school for N. The school have put them into mini bubbles across their row in class. Luckily N is in with 2 of his good friends, and he seems to be making friends with the new boy. I started back on my keto diet. I’m starting off with shakes and one normal meal for the first week, before I move to just normal keto (although I’ll probably stick with a shake for breakfast as it’s so much easier than cooking before work).
Tuesday was fairly quiet. I’ve been really busy with work this week – March is always busy with end of year and planning for next year. Having quiet at home is really helping. N is enjoying being back at school. They seem to be splitting the class into smaller groups for sport too. He was pleased to be back playing hockey. School pick ups have been madness this week. Classes being late out which means their parents are sitting in the pick up zone blocking it for everyone else. While they had pie for tea, I made myself some eggs and veg in pepper rings, with salad and grated cheese. Delicious. I do love a fast meal as well.
On Wednesday, it was more work and school. I made myself a peanut butter keto mousse for a pudding treat. I do like trying lots of new recipes, and a new diet is always a good opportunity to do that. We did a bit of organising of N’s school uniform that’s been arriving in dribs and drabs. At least he’s now sorted for this age and the next size up.
Thursday was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing about N’s team tennis and the club. I’ve kind of offered to be the junior parent rep at the committee when needed, so I’m hoping it’s just the occasional bit of feedback and AGM. It seems very ‘grown up’ to be going to AGMs.,
On Friday I was a bit worried about my arm. It had come up red and felt bruised a week ago as a reaction to my jab, but gone in a couple of days. Then it came up again on Thursday and looked like a bumpy ridge had come up on one bit. The more you look the more you question yourself. By the next morning I couldn’t tell whether it was different to the other side or not, but it was still a bit red. My arm felt really heavy too. I managed to get a dr’s appointment just to check. When on warfarin, if you end up with bruising and pain, they suggest heading to hospital to get checked out for bleeding. I had to send over some photos, but the doctor said it looked like a delayed reaction to the jab. Evidently they’ve been getting quite a few delayed reaction side effects, so she wasn’t worried, unless it got bigger or got hot. Phew.
Saturday, we headed into town early to get some mini eggs for N’s baking, and some flowers for mother’s day. The OH never sorts anything out (he could just take N to the village post office as they have lovely little gifts and flowers), so I have to organise things if I want anything. I’d ordered 2 lots of nice tulips with my food shop but mine they replaced with horrible carnations! In the end N wanted to get Granny some flowers from the market, and I’d keep the tulips that were delivered. It was the first time N has been in a shop other than the butcher’s for a year. We were there early so Home Bargains was pretty quiet – as least the tills were, so we didn’t wait long. It felt like a bit of normality, and a real treat being in a town shop rather than the little local ones.
N spent the rest of the morning baking a chocolate traybake for Granny. I suggested he cut it in half and we have half at ours, because his Gran and Gramp will never get through a whole traybake in a couple of days. He did a great job, decorated hers with a heart shaped from diddy mini eggs. Bit of a shame I’m on my diet as it looked really good.
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