Let me in! It’s a cry I hear several times a day. He’s in, he’s out, in again out again. It’s a good job I sit near the door, otherwise he’d just have to stay out. We don’t have a single door in our house that would be suitable for a cat flap, so with an outdoor cat like Ash I have to keep letting him in.
Yesterday he was at the back door meowing ‘let me in’ and Sabrina, our indoor cat, was lazing by the door watching the falling leaves. Ash came along and started meowing and Sabrina stretched up to the door handle. She had a very long way to go though. She’s never opened the door before, or even tried to, but I thought it was amusing that she made a half hearted attempt.
Maybe she was trying to appease Ash by showing an effort. He doesn’t look very impressed though. Look at that frown, it’s as if he’s calling her a dumb cat for even trying to open the door. Poor Sabrina.
Five minutes after I let him in he was meowing to go back out.
Boo and the Little Man have been to school all week. They come home, get washed and changed before coming to me for a hug and to tell me any news. It’s our new normal. The Little Man is thoroughly enjoying school, he likes being in smaller groups, especially in the playground as he didn’t always get on with all the kids. Boo is a bit quiet about school, she told me about some things she wasn’t liking and I gave her some tips to deal with them. Then she came home the next day much brighter and happier. I’m worried they are school, the virus is rife in our city at the moment and there has already been a positive case in Boo’s school. But they really are happier at school and if it’s what they need then we’ll take the risk for now. There school’s are really good though and are following all guidelines as well as implementing their own. The kids feel safe.
Star, is completely different. She has been very poorly, but I know she doesn’t want to go to school. One day was enough for her, she couldn’t take it. But she’s in her final year and needs to get her work done. We had a meeting with the school and they arranged a phased return which she seemed happy with. Then she got sick. Very sick, I had to call the GP. She has medication which appears to be helping. So, tomorrow we are going to try the phased return. Fingers crossed. The problem is, I can tell from her being on her tablet chatting all day, that none of her friends are going to school either! This doesn’t help in persuading her to go.
Apart from school there is nothing else really to report. I’ve been busy reading and crocheting. I’ve even practiced a little more knitting with Boo. I have been playing Hedgeways with the Little Man and it’s become his favourite game that not on a screen. It’s a kickstarter game so if you are looking for something new, or a great Christmas gift, do take a look and you’ll be helping out a couple of really nice guys getting their business off the ground too.
I’m joining in with Rachel and Donna for their weekly link ups.