Same old same old for us here. Just working from home, school, and farming. Our lodgers are still having their 2 boyfriends over to stay, so they’re certainly not following lockdown rules. From what people are saying, town is like normal with people going to shops because they fancy a look round those that are open, rather than just for the essentials. The mind boggles at how people think a wander round a shop ‘because it’s open and we’re passing’ constitutes going out for essentials only.
I’m getting Christmas present buying done. Only the OH and in laws to do, plus I should get something for my brother (although he won’t care) and I usually get something small for my goddaughter to open too. Most of the kids in the family now just get money as they’re all secondary and older. I still have no idea what the OH would want though, so any ideas welcome for a husband who likes practical gifts.
Here’s my week 46 for Project 52.
On Sunday it was another lazy day. Just some vacuuming, puzzling and reading, bit of Christmas film watching. I’m getting a backlog because N doesn’t go out on the farm as much and when he’s in wants to play Farming Simulator all the time. I did make a passion fruit roulade for pudding which worked really well. It’s handy finding new go to puddings I can add to my list for when we can all do get togethers again, when we take a dessert.
Monday I had got organised and starting selling my puzzles. The only problem is then I see others on sale I want to buy. But I do need to clear out. 5 gone, 1 to confirm, and about 30 to get rid of still.
On Tuesday I just worked, N was at school. I popped out while the weather was dry to take some photos of the last of the apples.
Wednesday more of the same. I nipped out to the post office to post jigsaws. There were lots of cars around and the village post office was as busy as usual. It only opens half days, and the next nearest one is about 7 miles away, so a few villages use it. I noticed that there was a Tots 100 update – and I’m now at my highest ever ranking in the Tots parenting blogs list, at number 23. Lots of people aren’t keen on it but when you’re not a blogger who wins awards or gets lots of work, it’s nice to see some results for the hard work we do.
We had a call from N’s teacher letting us know how he did in his term assessments and how he’s getting on so far. All good in terms of application and pleasure having him in class. Things are going ok for where he needs to be at this stage in year 5, so hopefully he’ll continue working hard and improving as the year goes on. The children will be told how they got on once all parents have been told. It seems a good way of doing it, although N is quite interested.
On Thursday I took the car out for a drive up to a nearby small town so I could do a Collect+ courier drop off. I love the views as you drive from Oxfordshire and drive down into Warwickshire. I had to stop on the way back and take some photos across the fields. It was a beautiful day.
Friday is always a good day because it’s a short work day. It means I can pick up N and just relax afterwards. I wrote a few blog posts, then could spend a bit more time making tea as there’s no tennis on at the moment.
Saturday was a dismal day weather wise. N was mostly at home other than going out to walk the dog under duress from the OH. I finished another puzzle, made some dubious Mary Berry scones (my Delia ones are failsafe so will be reverting back) and read quite a bit of my book. A really lazy day again. Sunday will be more productive as school have a bags 2 schools clothing collection this week, and I need to get all our old clothes sorted and bagged up.
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