After the lovely, relaxing break that was Christmas, I’d forgotten how full-on real life actually is. I think the word which sums up my week would be ‘frazzled’. But I’m pleased to have had a reasonable amount of work this week, as it often takes a few weeks to pick back up after Christmas.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 6 – Sunday 6th January – just as professional pantos are finishing, my daughter’s amateur panto is now days away. She had a long rehearsal today and came home with a pile of costumes, including a toddler-sized leotard she has to squeeze herself into. Exactly three weeks since his concussion, my son did his first sport – a football match, which they lost 2-0. I was just happy that it didn’t have any negative effect on his health.
Day 7 – Monday 7th January – back to school for two of the kids. My younger son goes back tomorrow and said he would get up at 8am. He got up at 11.15. My poor car finally went into the garage for repairs. I probably won’t see it again until the end of next week and the issue with the insurance still isn’t resolved.
Day 8 – Tuesday 8th January – my younger son went back to school and I had a pleasant work day with just the right amount of work (I usually have either too much or not enough). It looked and felt a bit like spring today. I absolutely live for spring and summer, so that is very good news for me, even though I do appreciate that spring is actually a long way off.
Day 9 – Wednesday 9th January – my daughter came home from school yesterday devastated because she’d lost her watch. It’s a TomTom fitness watch we’d got her for Christmas and it was her favourite present. We’d bought it for less than half price in a flash sale, so it would have been very expensive to replace. But at 11am today, she sent me this photo.
Day 10 – Thursday 10th January – I had to go for an interview to be a licenced chaperone, even though my licence won’t come through in time for the panto! It involved a lot of preparation and I was glad to get it out of the way. As I said, I live for spring, so I was very pleased to see these daffodils coming into bud in the garden (excuse all the weeds and general mess behind them!).
Day 11 – Friday 11th January – I took this on my afternoon walk today. I always think railways make interesting subject matter for photos. We very rarely go out to eat, but we went to Pizza Express this evening, funded largely by Tesco Clubcard vouchers.
Day 12 – Saturday 12th January – my daughter is sticking to her resolution to do parkrun and every week and was really pleased with her time today. I was pretty pleased with mine today too.