This week’s been a hard one. Work has been very quiet so it’s been really hard to get motivated. And N has tonsillitis again, only 2-3 weeks after the last bout.
We’re down week 8 of lockdown, and there’s been a slight easing of rules. Schools (of certain year groups) are due to potentially go back on 1st June. We can see one person outside socially distancing.
Tennis started again this week, although due to N’s illness, we pushed his lesson back to next week. Given I’m not sure about sending him back to school if his year group does go back this summer, now we’ve said yes to going back to tennis, I’m a bit wary and wondering whether we should have said no. We were planning to play ourselves down at the courts, and with a coach there’s lots of rules in place and no touching the ball with hands unless it’s your own set of balls, but we don’t know how many other people the coach has seen and who he’s been near who might have had coronavirus. So we’ll see what happens next week.
Here’s our week 20 of Project 52.
On Sunday we didn’t do anything much. I finished one of the hardest Wasgij puzzles I’ve ever done.
School work was productive on Monday and we had to make a volcano that was on N’s topic work. He loved doing it.
Tuesday was quiet on the school front. N did a lot of online maths tests and games and wrote up (atrociously) his fantasy story he’d done the planning for on the Monday. We’d chatted about it the day before and created a great story and setting. The written up version didn’t have any fantasy in it and was so dull. Yawn.
On Wednesday, N’s tonsils were up with white lines and spots on again. I spoke to the doctor and he reckons it’s the last lot that wasn’t fully gone. He was only given 5 days of antibiotics last time, so this time he’s been given the full course of 10 days. They’ve changed the manufacturer of the medicine and instead of revolting orange flavour, it’s not an even worse strawberry flavour. It was nice to have a brief chat through the dispensary window with the healthcare assistant who usually does my INR tests as there was no queue this time.
It was a quieter school day (the excuse that he wasn’t feeling too good), but there was a lot of maths games online done, some research on the San Andreas fault and spellings. That’s better than nothing.
On Thursday, I made some almond fat bombs. They’re really good, and I’m a bit obsessed with fat bombs. My diet has been awful this week, eating whatever rubbish I can find. I need to get back to it, but time of the month is obviously calling! I’ve decided that this is the turning point week for my hair. It’s so tangled at the bottom (joys of fine hair), is getting really static, and then flat on top. Even if I style it, it’s dead by the end of the day. I’m also losing a lot more hair than I usually would – normally, I don’t lose much at all.
N made a Lego cab and helicopter creation rather than doing much school work.
Friday we had a Tesco delivery, and amazingly my plain flour was substituted with self raising. Yippee. I’ve been trying to buy some for the whole of lockdown with no success from supermarket or local shop. So now I have some. I got stricter again with N’s school work.
He read, out of choice, for nearly an hour first thing – normally, he’ll only read as part of school work, and has to do 10 mins on the timer. But he gets delivered The Week Junior newspaper, and 4 weeks in he’s been inspired to read it. The article that drew him in…a debate about whether fast food restaurants should stick to meat dishes rather than adding vegan. For the first time maths was a slog – he was making ridiculously hard work of measurement division. He managed to avoid doing his english activity or any topic work. And instead of spellings disappeared off onto the farm to go on the tractor with his dad for sileaging.
My brother turned up for the second time this week for a discussion on the door step. It’s so nice to be able to see him again. Once lockdown ends he’s going to take N to play golf on the practice holes and driving range at the club he goes to. And is planning to take him out with the old air rifle the OH’s been given, so N can do some target practice.
On Saturday it was another very lazy day. I spent a lot of time doing jigsaw puzzles. I made scones x2 types to try making some keto ones as well for myself. My brother popped over again and he and N went out walking up the hill to do some shooting.
This week’s photo was taken on the way back from picking up N’s prescription. The cow parsley in the verges is looking beautiful at the moment.
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