It’s week 14 of 2020, Project 52, and week 2 of lockdown has passed. A second week of home school, and a 3rd week of me working from home. As expected not a lot has been going on, and we’ve mostly stopped watching the daily government news briefings as not much more information is coming out.
Here’s our week.
On Monday we started work and school early. Anything for N to finish early. He’s got puppies to walk morning and evening and anytime in between, so is always keen to get his work done. N’s ears were still bad, so I got him a phone appointment to speak to the doctor. His cold is nearly gone but his ears haven’t improved. The doctor thinks it’s all tied up, but it might take some time to ease off. He gave up on his year 4 zoom calls this week – too noisy, too boring, and some children are just too loud for him. I think I probably need to try him with some individual calls to friends rather than trying to get him on a group call.
Tuesday our fat peasant was back in the garden waiting for dropped feed from the bird feeders. We baked a sponge cake – well, I baked it because N gave up after mixing it.
On Wednesday N got wise to getting work done early and getting his english out of the way. He was doing his comprehension by 7.30, then got his english activity done, followed by his maths. All this by just after 10, so he could go out on the farm with his dad to work. So I had a quiet working day without my little work buddy.
My food delivery arrived from the local company. They usually supply the restaurant trade, but are now doing home deliveries. I had any amazing veg and salad box (only a turnip that we’re not keen on), a huge sack o potatoes and a dairy/bread box. The dairy box wasn’t quite right as I’d asked for unsalted rather than salted butter, and I’d rather have had a mix of wholemeal and white bread, but it did the job. One loaf in the freezer, and one of the 4 pints of milk has gone to the farm rather than being put in the freezer. We don’t use much milk as N doesn’t have cereal every day, the OH drinks his tea and coffee at the farm, and I’m not on milk unless in recipes, due to it being high in carbs. So we still have plenty for cooking with and in case N has cereals.
Thursday was more of the same for N and his school work. I made a homemade keto bagel from fathead dough which was delicious, and after work finished my latest Wasgij puzzle. I had a couple of puzzles from charity shops bought in half term, so have dug those out, but jigsaw puzzles are in short supply online due to lockdown demand. My Wasgij posts are currently the only posts on my blog which are getting any views after my usual best posts have dropped off to virtually nothing. I managed to order a couple more puzzles for the next couple of months.
On Friday I had a short work day. N finished his work again although he’s trying to avoid doing his reading as usual. It’s now Easter holidays for him, so apart from reading, that’s him done for 2 weeks school work wise. I tried to make yoghurt to use up some spare milk, but it didn’t work. I think because I stirred it (and maybe because the milk warmed too fast). So a bit of a fail, but might try again another time.
Saturday was a bit of a chill out day, when isn’t. I cleaned the bathroom floor (it gets black with dust so quickly in there). I did some more of a puzzle, made flapjack so they’ve got ‘pudding’ for lunchtimes, and had a bit of tennis with N. I’ve been trying to watch The Stranger too, but every time I get started watching it, N comes in and I need to turn over. I will get it finished at some point. I also had a bit of a dance practice around the kitchen. N laughs at me, but although I don’t have a partner, west coast swing is all about footwork patterns – variations of 5 basic steps, so it makes sense to practice them.
This week’s photo was taken in the garden on one of the many sunny days this week.