Project 365 2019 Week 3

A real week of highs and lows, with my daughter’s panto, some very bad news and ongoing trouble with my car.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 13 – Sunday 13th January – the start of a full-on week at the theatre for my daughter, she will be there every single day. I missed my son’s football to make sure that she got to her rehearsal OK, but had to rely on a lift from my parents, as I still don’t have my car. This is all of the stuff of her own she has to provide for the panto – leotard, two pairs of different coloured tights, black leggings, two different pairs of dance shoes, make-up and hair accessories!

Panto, Daughter, 365, Dance shoes

Day 14 – Monday 14th January – the day started in dramatic style when my eldest discovered the top door of the guinea pig hutch open. Poor Wilfred had fallen out, but luckily he was just sat under the hutch and Cedric was still inside. I was too busy checking he was OK (he was, thank goodness!) to take a photo. The only picture I took was of my Christmas chocolate. These were tiny ones and were demolished straight after the picture was taken. I have plenty more though.

Chocolate, Christmas chocolate, 365

Day 15 – Tuesday 15th January – I’m cheating a bit with this one as I’ve joined in with the #10yearchallenge That’s me in 2009, very soon after I started wearing glasses, and me on New Year’s Day 2019, during the parkrun double. I don’t think I’ve changed much, but I was probably even thinner in 2009 and had less grey hair!

10yearphotochallenge, selfie, 2009, 2019, 365

Day 16 – Wednesday 16th January – the day started with some very sad news. A friend of a close family member had died at a young age. I only knew her to say ‘hello’ to, but couldn’t stop crying and thinking about everyone she had left behind. I decided to take it easy on myself today. The first daffodil is out in the garden.

Daffodil, Garden, 365

Day 17 – Thursday 17th January – after feeling very down yesterday, I felt weirdly hyper and excited today. Opening night of the panto certainly contributed that, but I’m also very excited about getting started on my marathon training. My daughter did brilliantly in panto, but I got yet more bad news about my car and I have no idea when I will get it back now.

Day 18 – Friday 18th January – I didn’t get as much work done as I should have done today because the whole situation with my car has really knocked the stuffing out of me. I’ve finally accepted I need a courtesy car and after chasing around, I picked this up at the end of the day. It’s nice to be mobile again and it is very easy to drive. I went to watch the panto for a second time.

Courtesy car, Car insurance, Driving, 365

Day 19 – Saturday 19th January – a busy day of driving around, hence why I really needed the car. My son had his first school football match of the season, which they won comfortably. My daughter and I had parkrun, and I reached the unofficial milestone of 150 parkruns, so I got my T-shirt adapted. After completing his 50th parkrun last summer, my dad finally got his 50 T-shirt. Then it was off to the theatre for my daughter for two panto performances.

parkrun, parkrun Tshirts, pakrun milestones, runners, father, daughter, 365

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Sorry to hear about your friend’s death. Big hugs. No daffodils here yet, but there are some first crocuses and snowdrops appearing in our garden.
    Well done for the 150-parkrun milestone!
    I’ve seen some 10yearchallenge photos online, but don’t know what you’re supposed to do. Is it just comparing two photos, or do you need to blog about it? You look as young as in the first photo.

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    • Thanks very much. The death was a shock, even though it was expected. The 10 year photo challenge is just comparing pics from 2009 and 2019, not that most people have got many pics from 2019 yet!

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  2. I’m sorry to hear about your friend it must have. Web very upsetting for you all. I am not sure how you have managed everything without a car. It would have done my bit by now. Well
    Done on the 150 runs that’s a reall achievement. I’m not sure I could do the 10 year challenge I would find it too depressing! Lol xx

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    • It’s been a difficult few days for various reasons. I’ve been able to use my husband’s car some of the time, but have had to rely on my parents for lifts some of the time. So many people don’t seem to have changed with the 10 year challenge – some look better now than they did then!

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  3. Sarah,

    My condolences on the loss of your family member’s friend. I haven’t been in a similar situation very often, but when my cousin Naomi’s best friend died suddenly — not at a young age — her death was quite a shock.
    And your car catching fire isn’t the garage’s fault! :o( It may be that their insurers won’t allow them to admit liability.

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    • Thanks very much. The death has hit my family card. I just hope I don’t have to cough up for the fire.

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  4. Aww! Poor Wilfred. I’m glad he was OK. What a worry for you.
    You haven’t really changed in 10 years! You sure don’t look any older.
    I am so sorry about the friend of the family. Sending hugs!
    Well done your daughter! I hope the rest of the performances go well.
    It must make things easier having a courtesy car! x

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    • The death hit my family hard, even though it wasn’t a shock. The performances went really well, thanks very much. Life is so much easier with the courtesy car. x

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  5. Sorry to hear about your friend. What a pain about your car too. Ongoing saga -hope you get it back soon.
    Glad the panto is going well.

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    • Thanks very much, I can’t wait to get the car back! The panto was a really good experience.

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  6. Oh my goodness Sarah I didn’t realise about your friend, so sorry to hear this. Like you said what a complete high and low week for you, and in a way thank goodness you had the opening of the panto to keep you focused and positive. Really hoping the situation with your car gets sorted quickly, as I can’t imagine what an absolute pain it is for you, Hugs xx

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    • The death hit my family hard as she was so young. The panto was a great experience. I can’t wait to get my car back. x

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  7. Glad R is enjoying the panto, but I see it was over with very quickly. SO sorry to hear about the family friend, you were right to take it easy on yourself. Glad Wilfred was OK, do you think Cedric let him out?

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    • The panto was over really quickly, but it was a great experience for her. Poor Wilfred fell from the top floor of his hutch, thank goodness he was OK.

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  8. Oh Sarah, what a week for you guys. so sorry about the family friend and your car. Well done on the park run and I hope panto is going well for your daughter #365

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    • Thanks very much, it was a tough week! The panto went really well, but it’s all over already.

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  9. Aaargh cars are wonderful when they work and we tend to forget how used to freedom we get until they go wrong. It looks like a lot of stuff that your daughter has to have for her panto. #365

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    • Exactly! We take cars for granted until we don’t have them. It is a lot of stuff for panto. Luckily we had most of it. She had to borrow a bit of stuff and we just bought a bit of make-up.

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  10. Glad your daughter is enjoying the panto, it is a shame it was over so quickly and hope she gets to the original one again. So sorry to hear about the family friend, you were right to take it easy on yourself. Really hope your car is home soon x

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    • Thanks very much! It was a tough week for one reason and another. Still no sign of the car, but life is easier now I’ve got a courtesy car. It’s nice to know this panto is a good alternative if she can’t do the original one again. X

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  11. So sorry to hear about the friend. And must be a right headache with the car…hope it is sorted soon. Glad you managed to get a courtesy car though…I would be lost without my car with all the rushing around we do.

    Wow well done on the park runs!

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    • Thanks very much. Life is definitely a lot easier with the courtesy car. Somehow we managed to soldier on for nearly two weeks without it. I could have my husband’s car a lot of the time, but of course there were times when he needed it and that got problematic.

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  12. 150 park runs is a great achievement! I have loved looking at all the 10 year challenge pics on social media #project365

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