Week 7 of lockdown, week 19 of the year, and this is another Project 52. The week has been pretty good weather, the end of a week a little too hot for me, so I’ve mostly stayed indoors, apart from a fleeting sit outside with a book. I need to get some vitamin D and some fresh air more frequently.
Not much was done on Sunday. Some puzzles, N went out on the farm, washing and we had a really nice roast chicken for dinner. N proclaimed it the best roast I’d done (probably because it had cauliflower cheese with it!).
Monday was back working and school work. N was sent a mystery parcel from a craft company – a t-shirt painting kit. Eventually we worked out via a conversation with the company on facebook, that it was from my best friend. He had a great time creating the mask and sponging paint over. It looked really good and very professional. We have spare vinyl for masking and paint leftover, so if we get another t shirt he can do another design. This time he did a tennis theme and his initials.
On Tuesday N was really proud of the Lego volcano he made for his topic the day before so we emailed a mini video of it over to his teacher. We also had a call from the teacher who was doing his ring round everyone. N doesn’t say much – just answers questions yes or no – on calls, but I think he likes to hear from his teacher. I had a quick chat too, but it’s just nice to have that contact.
Wednesday was a painful maths day. It took ages to cut out, fold and stick 5 3D shapes (it wasn’t even on the worksheet to do!), and then the worksheet itself. So N was well behind by the time he was finished. I had a go at making some dinner rolls. I was quite impressed with them, and they were great with the burgers we had.
On Thursday there wasn’t really a lot going on. Just more of the same. It was a bit painful at work trying to get people the right access to folders, and meant I didn’t get my report written ahead of the bank holidays. I re-trimmed N’s hair with some hairdressing scissors I’d ordered. I did the sides and round the ears this time. I thought it looked quite good. Now N’s hair is longer, it looks much thicker as well. He’s got fine hair like mine rather than thick and coarse like his dad’s.
Friday was a bad food day. Too many carbs, too many things with sugar in, and it didn’t improve on Saturday either. Already felt a bit leaden by the end of the day. I’m hoping that the evening dance classes I’m doing most evenings will at least keep me on an even keel. But next week will definitely have to be a better week dietwise. I have been digging out some old smaller tops to try on and use, so hopefully getting into those will make me stick to better eating again.
Friday was the VE day bank holiday. We didn’t do anything (other than N’s school work being VE day themed this week). The village had said someone was going to play some music on the green just before the 11am silence, so people could go and listen. We’re outside the village so I have no idea what went on. But I do think it was a bad idea with all the promotion of doing ‘community’ celebrations. Fine, do things in your gardens at the same time, but looking online, it feels like there were way too many streets of people out and about, mixing too closely for this lockdown.
Today, another lockdown haircut happened. Yes, the clippers were out and N the OH have been shorn. The OH’s looks ok – if a little tufty in one place. But N’s is way too short – he looks scalped on the sides and back, with patches where his skin’s showing. It should have been kept a little longer but it’ll grow. I’ve got so used to his hair being left a little longer over the last year, he doesn’t look much like him anymore.
Saturday was another glorious day. N and I started with a bit of tennis in the garden before one of the pups appeared and the tennis balls had to be put away. She’s the first dog on the farm who’s actually played with tennis balls. Most of them are oblivious to them, but this likes fetching and she’ll drop it for you as well. We need to work on sit without a treat, and stay. But she’s getting better, as long as she’s not distracted.
I also did a trip to the local shop. Four in the queue ahead of me, but they obviously had a lot of stock in this morning (apart from flour – good job I’ve been able to get it elsewhere – except self raising I could still do with getting). I spent much of the day doing my jigsaw while N was out on the farm, and catching up with some reading. I had a bit of a headache – too much sugar yesterday, and the heat I think. It’s too hot for me, I’d be happy with 20C.
This week’s photo was taken at sunset one day this week overlooking our neighbour’s hill where some of our cattle are at the moment.