Week 4 of Project 52, and nothing much has changed. Lots of rows with the EU about vaccines, 2 more vaccines that may get approved shortly, and schools may have staggered return from the 8th March. I’m not holding my breath – it’s unlikely N’s year would be an early year group back in, and I think it’s more likely to be post Easter. But we’ll see.
This week’s been more home school and working from home. It’s been a tough week work wise with a lot of webinar time but we’re the other side of it now, so hopefully things might be a bit quieter. Unlikely though.
Onto our week 4 round up.
On Sunday we had quite a bit of snow. I had to take N out sledging so we took the dog out to experience the joy of snow. It’s not often I like snow, but lockdown is the best time to have it, because we don’t need to go anywhere. N had a great time out – we’re lucky we can just walk up our hills. and I got to take lots of photos. I also made some chocolate orange thumbprint cookies – recipe’s going live tomorrow.
Monday was work and school. We broke into the Christmas biscuits. I went out to take some nice blue sky lensball photos of the snow before it melted, and N had snow science experiments to do for school. In the afternoon, N took himself off up the hill again with the dog to get some final sledging in.
On Tuesday we didn’t do much. It was just working and school work. I got a puzzle delivery of 3 new releases. They’re so hard to come by – there were 2 more I really wanted, but it was ridiculous buying more when I’ve already got a pile. They’re already out of stock, so I’ll have to watch out for them second hand.
Wednesday was the first day of my project’s virtual work conference. My support officer did a great job of organising it, and it went smoothly. N decided he was cooking tea again. Anyone else getting sick of thinking of meals to cook? We had bacon, eggs and chips. Not healthy but easy and pretty fast to do. I did a bit of crafting in the evening.
On Thursday, it was the second day of my conference. We had a bit of an issue as our internet dropped out for nearly 2 hours in the morning. Luckily I could access the conference on my work phone (lucky I wasn’t the one presenting), and N had already printed out his work for the day. His teacher rang to confirm what they were doing when and what he could do offline to keep up. So he only missed the SPAG dictated work. It turned out the electricity board had gone and turned a switch off they shouldn’t have done. So luckily a minor fix that didn’t take too long to sort out.
On Friday I managed to finally get a decent photo of the woodpecker that’s been turning up in the garden. N’s new headphones arrived. Hopefully it means he’ll be able to hear me less when I’m talking without turning the volume up. I really hate having to wear headphones – the ones in my ears make me feel like I’m still wearing them later on, until it’s been about an hour after taking them out. So I really don’t like N wearing them, but when we’re both online with the teacher talking and me in a meeting, we’ve got no choice because he has to be in a communal area with a parent nearby for safeguarding.
Saturday was a really lazy day – I got up late as the last 2 days I’ve woken before 5am and heard the OH’s alarm go off. Then N woke me earlier to ask me to fix his youtube issue – I can’t, as it’s just diverted to kids with nothing else having changed. So very frustrating as it means he’s stuck watching it on the tv rather than being able to watch online as normal. It’s all down to having his age on the laptop Microsoft and google as an under 13, but I don’t want to change it to 13 just for him to be able to watch normal youtube. But it might come down to that. We had rain first thing after having been forecast snow, but that came later. Enough to coat the grass, but it was too wet to last. No sledging as N had hoped. Then it’s been a jigsaw, prepping tea, chores and reading kind of day.
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