It’s been largely a lovely week again. This was week 9 of lockdown and week 10 of me working from home. It’s been hard this week working from home. Hard to get motivated, and hard to sort out work to do. It seems like lots of my colleagues were feeling the same, but hopefully after another bank holiday and a few days off for half term, things will get a bit more exciting with work again.
Here’s our week.
Sunday was a relaxing one as usual. N’s tonsillitis is much better although his medicine seems to be going on forever. Hopefully this will kill it all off for this time. We spent a bit of time out in the garden. Whenever the puppies are let out, they always head over our way. The german shepherd was nicely sitting, and even sat near me while I was talking to the limousin store calves in the field behind. The calves were getting used to me, but usually the dog runs off scared. Not today though.
On Monday my new phone arrived. I usually keep mine for 3 years, but I’d managed to smash my old screen after just over 2 years – a low level fall onto our gravel. Grr. Samsung screens are really expensive to get repaired, so with a quite a bit of cashback pay out, and then getting a reasonable trade in, I got a fairly good deal on an S10. I’m enjoying the camera already.
Tuesday, inspired by Kate over at Darktea, I got out my Pivo. I’ve had it for about 7 months, but I’ve not done much with it other than a bit of video tracking. There’s so many effects you can do with it, but I need to work out what kind of thing I want to create on it. This week’s photo was one from the Many Me mode. Needs some work to get my jumping timing right! But lots of fun.
On Wednesday, not much school work went on. N spent the afternoon out on the farm. Apart from being keen on reading his The Week Junior magazine which he read, not only for the 10 mins a day, but also chose to read it for much longer another time, he wasn’t getting work today. I spend a bit of time sitting out working in the afternoon. I dug out my mum’s old parasol that got chewed by mice after it was put outside in the outdoor toy box a couple of winters ago. It still keeps the sun off despite looking awful.
N made jelly for the first time which he’d wanted to do. It reminded me of the job I always had of stirring it until it disolved.
Thursday was much of the same. School work was hard going – never good when maths reasoning takes double the time of all other maths work putting him behind everything else. He did play a bit of tennis which he’s not done for a long time. I made turkey meatballs for tea which were really nice and N loved. I knew the OH wouldn’t like them because he always moans about beef meatballs, and isn’t keen on turkey unless it’s just a roast or cold with salad. He still ate it though.
On Friday the wind started. So windy, everything outside was blown over – the parasol got put away again. My best friend sent me a couple of old photos from uni days and when she was my bridesmaid as her mum was clearing out photos and was emailing them to her. Apt given it was my wedding anniversary – 16 years.
On Saturday it was the start of the solo classes at the online Ceroc dance weekender. They usually have about 7 weekenders a year at Pontins (urgh!) which involves classes Saturday and Sunday, then freestyle dancing nights from Friday into early Monday morning. I’ve been to a few in my time before having N. But now dancing isn’t on due to lockdown and social distancing (I’ve had a couple of years off anyway), they’ve set up an online one with both partner dancing for those with partners at home, and solo dance classes for those who don’t.
It’s been great – I did a line dancing class, a bit of zumba, some ladies styling and a street dance class. Good fun, good exercise, and funny to see everyone on zoom screen. N thought it was a bit nuts and family life isn’t great for getting my money’s worth as lunch and tea happens in the middle of some sessions. Roll on Sunday for more classes.
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