Project 365 2017 Week 6

It’s been a better week after my daughter was so poorly last week. We’re just happy it’s half-term now.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 36 – Sunday 5th February – I suffer from the worst eczema on my hands in winter, which makes a lot of everyday tasks very painful. I’m hoping these are going to revolutionise my life!

Vinyl gloves, 365, Eczema

Day 37 – Monday 6th February – we decided my daughter wasn’t quite ready to go back to school. We now she is suffering from inflamed lungs and a chest infection, not ‘just a cough’. We hope she will be back at school tomorrow. There are more signs of life in our garden, which I’m very happy to see.

365, Garden, Daffodils, Spring

Day 38 – Tuesday 7th February – my daughter finally went back to school and ballet. She was clearly tired afterwards, but she survived it. After nearly three months, she finally got the results of her grade 3 ballet exam.

Grade 3, Ballet, Daughter, 365

Day 39 – Wednesday 8th February – a quiet day working at home for me, I’d almost forgotten how it feels to work without Dance Moms blaring! I had some good news about a potential new client, so I’m keeping everything crossed that it works out. I spotted these snowdrops in my mum’s garden.

Snowdrops, Garden, 365

Day 40 – Thursday 9th February – I went to watch my daughter’s tap and jazz class. These are probably the styles I am least familiar with, but I really enjoyed it! My daughter hasn’t done a tap exam since her Grade 1 and the teacher says that realistically they are unlikely to do any more as there isn’t the time, but she is probably working at about Grade 3 level now.

Tap shoes, Daughter, Dance, 365

Day 41 – Friday 10th February – the last day of school before half-term! I worked very hard on one of my kids’ books – reading 300 pages in a day, which is probably my record. The day was very cold and dreary and it snowed for about five minutes. I didn’t get a photo of the snow, but this is the miserable sky (with no filters).

Sky, Winter, 365

Day 42 – Saturday 11th February – no Parkrun for me today as I’ve pulled muscles coughing. I tried to run on Thursday and managed 42 seconds before I realised it was too painful! It snowed very lightly, but there was no way it was ever going to settle. This is the view through my daughter’s window – you can just about make out a couple of flakes of snow on the glass.

Snow, Weather, 365, Window

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Enjoy half term….We have another week at school. Eesh! hehhe
    Good luck with the gloves. They sound a great idea.
    I’m glad your daughter is feeling better and I hope you feel better soon! x

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    • Thanks very much! I don’t feel too bad, I’m just coughing, which is annoying! The gloves have definitely made a difference 🙂 x

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  2. Oh no with the running – hope that sorts itself out soon for you. Love the signs of Spring coming through in your photos – I am so looking forward to a bit of warmth now! Hope you’re all feeling a lot better soon x

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    • Thanks very much! The last couple of weeks have been a write-off with running 🙁 I can’t wait for spring! x

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  3. Oh no Sarah, pulled muscles from coughing sounds painful. So glad your daughter is better and well done to her on her dance exam. Hurrah for half term too, it seems to have been a long time coming x

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    • Thanks very much, I’m so relieved that my daughter is better! Half-term really does seem to have been a long time coming. x

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  4. I’d love a go at those tap shoes, i love the way people dance in them. Hope your hands feel better soon, mum oH gets it bad in the winter and is forever trying different things.

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    • The gloves have definitely made a difference to my hands – I have no idea why I didn’t try them years ago! Tap dance is amazing – it’s so fast!

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  5. Oh nooo you’ve got the cough now? Rubbish. I’m glad your daughter is on the mend and that she passed her ballet exam. I hope all works out for you with your freelance client.

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    • Thanks very much, everything is crossed for the new client! I’m just coughing, I’m not ill with it, so I’m grateful for that and very glad daughter is better! x

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  6. Glad you got a diagnosis for the daughter, sometimes that helps, hope she continues to recover.
    We have had a few days with passing snow flakes here as well this week.
    Love the water droplets on the snow drops.

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    • Thanks very much. My daughter is finally properly better – she was dancing round the house and doing handstands for the first time in two weeks yesterday!

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  7. i was going to say, it must be nice having everyone in the house well and in one piece but then i read about your coughing. I hope the gloves help with the eczema, i get chill blains in my hands, so i’m currently wearing mittens when i’m out and about in the mornings. Love how you’ve caught the water droplets on the snow drops, so pretty.

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    • The coughing isn’t too bad! It’s not in the same ballpark as my daughter’s illness, but it has stopped me running. Chilblains don’t sound like much fun, but I don’t suppose they’re often a problem in Dubai!

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  8. I’m glad your daughter is so much better and I do like her Grade 3 medal, it’s lovely. It’s lovely to see snowdrops out at the moment, I hope it means that Spring is not too far away 🙂

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    • Thanks very much! It’s a such a relief that my daughter is better and I can’t wait for spring!

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    • Thanks very much, it really is nice to see signs of spring! 🙂

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  9. It was a miserable week weatherwise wasn’t it. Glad your daughter’s over the chest infection. Not pleasant. Hope you’re back running soon – bet you’re getting anxious missing it!

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  10. Oh no what a nightmare with running, hope it’s sorted soon. Ahh it’s nice to see spring coming through. How are you all feeling this week? Have a good week xx

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  11. It wasn’t the best of weeks healthwise, but I guess better than the week before. Hopefully, the children and you have put the bugs behind you. Here’s hoping the gloves work for your hands. Mine have been drier than usual I’ve noticed.

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  12. Hope you’ve had a good half-term, we’re on holiday next week. Can’t wait for the break! Love the snow drops 🙂 Hope you and your daughter are fully recovered now.

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  13. your poor daughter – these things can take ` while to shift. Sorry about the eczema you have – so painful! Burton got some on his hands the week before we went away and I had to take him to the GP for some steroid cream as it was very painful for him. I love seeing snow drops – sign of spring x

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