It’s week 23 of Project 52, week 11 of ‘lockdown’, although more things have been eased this week, with Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 back in schools where possible. The nephew has gone back as a year 6 and it sounds like he’s done a lot of athletics and running during the week. N’s still been at home and we don’t know when or if other year groups will go back this term, if at all.
The weather has also turned from mid week. No more beautiful warm sunshine, instead it’s been damp, a bit of rain but not enough for the fields, and a lot of wind. The temperature has dropped to cold (and I’m debating getting out the socks again).
Here’s this week’s Project 52 round up.
Sunday we didn’t do much. The nephew was up and they played golf competitions in the garden. My bird feeders have been a bit too successful – what with the jay’s arrival last week, and on Sunday a mass of starlings. I can live with the 1 or 2 we usually have, but I’ve avoided fat balls as usually they can’t perch on the seed feeders. Not these ones. It was like the film, The Birds!
It was back to home school and work on Monday after half term off school work, and a few days off work. N worked much more consistently this week which I was pleased with. His new topic is the USA – quite timely with the racism and police issues going on over there at the moment. A good opportunity to talk about racism and the ongoing issues in the US, and what it can be like for people of colour over here too.
On Tuesday it was a glorious day again so I had a bit of time working out in the garden. I nipped to the village shop to stock up on food.
Wednesday was just another schooling and work day. We always have a bit of fun when the puppies turn up in our garden. The german shepherd wasn’t understanding how we were inside the patio door and she couldn’t get through the glass. She was a bit scared of meeting N’s teddy bear too. She’s a bit of a wuss.
On Thursday the weather got colder. We had our butcher’s delivery – I never know whether they receive the order as they never reply, they just turn up and you pay after delivery. So it was a relief it turned up. I made an amazing lemon chicken dish – the OH won’t eat rice, so it was a bit anglicised with mash and veg, rather than as a stir fry. N said it was a bit zingy for him, but I thought it was delicious.
Friday I was flying through the puzzles. I’d finished one of my Wasgij ones, and suggested N and I did the Horrible Histories one I’d bought him. He decided I should just do it, so an hour later it was done. Nice to do a 300 piece fast puzzle with big pieces for a change. I also had another INR test and it’s back down to mid perfect range. Phew. So I think last week’s over the top increase was actually due to me forgetting I’d taken a dose of warfarin and taking another dose. Oops.
On Saturday I got out my backdrops and took photos for a couple of blog posts I’ve had half drafted (ok, just in plan form) for about 2 years. I will get them written. If you’re a regular reader you’ll notice I’ve got a lot more lifestyle type of posts, rather than my usual more family – days out, camping and school type posts – lockdown has meant those posts aren’t so relevant, or we’ve not been anywhere. I’m quite enjoying the new posts, and have stacks of post ideas (I’ve never had bloggers block like some do), I just need to be able to space things out more to mix them up, as well as improving my food photography.
N isn’t quite feeling right again. He’s saying his tonsils feel like they’re coming up again and he didn’t eat much tea. I missed a call from the doctor I spoke to about the last bout, who wanted to talk about N, so hopefully he’ll call back next week. If this one does end up as tonsillitis again, that’ll be 3 during lockdown, 4 times since February half term, and 6 times since September.
The week ended with a mammoth thunderstorm – hail, wind, rain, thunder and lightning, although only for about a half hour, although it’s continued raining. The fields really needed it as we’re going to struggle to get a second cut of grass for silage. The grass just isn’t growing and the spring barley isn’t going to be good either. It’s been freezing in the house though. The blankets and jumpers are out again..
This week’s photo is of the front garden. Midweek the OH got the telehandler out and pushed / sawed the large tree down that was between the cooking and eating apple trees. Evidently the father in law was concerned about the apple trees. While it’s sad to see it go, hopefully it’ll give the small apple tree chance to grow.