Things have felt more manageable this week. Changing things around with schoolwork and getting the more difficult ones out of the way first is working well. Thomas having a nap a couple of times this week meant that I was able to catch up on some of my own work. I’ve had a little more sleep (not quite enough still, but it’s been less broken which has helped). And although it still feels like we’re juggling a few too many balls, I don’t feel like I’m dropping quite so many of them!
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 29 – I am grateful for a glass of Prosecco, a lovely roast dinner and two days ahead with no remote learning in them!
- Day 30 – I am grateful for the birds that visit my garden. Sophie and I enjoyed spending an hour spotting all the different types that visited our garden for the Big Garden Birdwatch and we even had a couple that we’d not spotted before in our garden which was nice. We’re getting better at being able to identify them now too!
- Day 31 – I am grateful to have made it to the end of what has been a very long January! Fingers crossed February will be a little easier.
- Day 32 – I am grateful for all the little ways in which Thomas reminds me of Jessica. The way he looks up hopefully after breakfast, asking “pudding?”, or looks in the fridge at the yogurts on the shelf and does a happy dance at “all the puddings!” and his love of cake which his biggest sister shared. So often he’ll say something and I hear her voice so clearly in the way he says it, or see her in his smile, and she’s there with us once more and it’s beautiful.
- Day 33 – I am grateful for how much fun these two have together and although I’ll always wish that it could be three of them having fun, I know that Jessica would be so happy to see how much her siblings adore each other.
- Day 34 – I am grateful to have moved on to something else in English today after twenty lessons on the story of the little bird and the forest fire!
- Day 35 – I am grateful for pipe-cleaners. These are some of the pipe-cleaner animals we’ve been making for Sophie’s shoebox rainforest home learning project.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- Getting out for a child-free walk!
- Joining a new musical theatre choir on Zoom.