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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Relaxed
I’ll be honest, I chose this word at the beginning of the week because that’s what I was hoping for, a relaxed week. We’ve been really busy lately and next week I’m back in the hospital, it’s all gone so quick! But this week we had very little on at all, the perfect time to relax, right?
Monday, I woke up feeling energized and as it was a day when I had nothing else on I thought I’d catch up on some housework. I gave one of the bathrooms a thorough clean. I did all the leftover washing up which hadn’t fitted in the dishwasher the night before. I did four loads of washing and drying, including the extra towels that had been used to mop up the leak in the wet room. I did folding and ironing and mopped the floor. I paced myself throughout the day so I didn’t exhaust myself.
I exhausted myself.
I can say I relaxed that evening, but maybe it was more my body refused to move again!
On Tuesday I was still a bit worn out so I guess you can say I had a relaxing day. Until it came to dinner. Even with Graham helping, cooking a meal can be exhausting for me, especially when I’m still feeling burnt out.
Wednesday was quiet, but I was stressed out about my hospital appointments next week. It felt too soon and when I added the weeks up on my calendar it came to five not six. So I looked for my appointment letter….EVERYWHERE! While looking I managed to clean out a two drawers and a box. That was quite satisfying but also frustrating because I couldn’t find my letter. Eventually I gave up and picked up my laptop, only to find the letter underneath! Why it was there I don’t have a clue. Anyway, my appointments are next week and on checking my calendar again I realised it was actually six weeks. Welcome to the life of brain fog! It certainly wasn’t relaxing.
Other jobs for the week included continuing with the Little Man’s Home Education. He’s a stubborn lad and it takes ages to get him engaged. Once I do get him to work he’s really good and get’s very engrossed and tries hard. We did some Maths from Star’s GCSE practice book which she never used. He does really well be there are some things he’s not learned yet and he doesn’t like me teaching him, even though I know I can. So I will need to get him to watch some learning videos. He also did a lot of Science related topics, he’s really into space and astronomy at the moment. Then we did an English assessment, I chose an end of year 8 one and he breezed through it. We’ll ignore that it took him 4 minutes longer than it should have. I know that was only because he got distracted a couple of times and I had to get him back on track. Today he’ll be back at the School of Rock which has become a weekly event.
On Wednesday we were all a bit worried about Ash, our cat. He was not eating, then he started eating the cat litter. We stopped him and he was sick. He didn’t move then for hours and was looking very sorry for himself. On Thursday he perked up a little, ate some food and even went out in the snow for five minutes. I hope he’ll keep getting better.
Overall, I think I was most relaxed on Thursday because it snowed quite heavily. Boo was supposed to go to school, but I knew they’d be sent home again so I didn’t send her. And I was right. We had a relaxing day doing nothing much at all (Apart from a little home education.)
One thing I know for sure….I’m going to have a relaxed weekend!
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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Sometimes you need a week to relax a little espeically when you’ve been dealing with everything you have.
It sounds like Monday was a busy and productive day. No wonder you felt worn out. What a faff finding your appointment letter.
Good on your Little Man doing GCSE maths. That’s fantastic. I even struggle with some of the homework for maths that my youngest brings home, it goes way over my head.
Aww! Poor Ash. I hope he is back to his normal self soon. x
A relaxing week sounds perfect. I think you need them every so often. I find I relax more in the colder month, but I guess it’s better to describe that as hibernating, in my case. Glad you found your hospital letter. Little Man is doing well. I love the study guides. I wish I’d had them when I was at that level. I hope Ash is feeling better now. They don’t half worry us, do they? Fingers crossed nothing gets in your way of your relaxed weekend.
I hope you have a very relaxing weekend. That’s my goal for the weekend too and so far so good. How frustrating about the letter. I’ve had that happen to me too and it drives me nuts looking for things and then they turn up right under my nose. I’m glad you found your letter in the end. All the best with your appointments next week xx
A nice relaxing week is what’s required sometimes. Glad you found your letter, very annoying when things like that happen! Well done to your boy too!
Sometimes plans to have a relaxing week don’t quite work out as hoped! Sounds like you had some productive moments in amongst trying to relax. Glad you found your hospital appointment letter in the end. Hope Little Man enjoyed being back at the School of rock and that you have managed to have some time to relax over the weekend. #WotW
I hope you have a very relaxing weekend! Glad you found your letter very annoying when thing like that happens.
I think we all need relaxing weeks, it’s good for the soul. I think you are doing an amazing job home educating. I wouldn’t know where to start. It’s bad enough just trying to get the little lady to do her ten-minute homework. I hope the hospital appointments went well #WotW