The school closed today for 9 whole days, and the gym doesn't re-open for 10 days, so I have some down-time, for me to do things for me and for the family, without the thought that I will need to be going to school or to the gymnastics club.
I have sat down tonight and made some rough notes about things I want to do:
I have a stack of library books to read, and a couple of new-to-me books that I still haven't read
(image from www.commons.wikipedia.org)
The vegetable garden needs some attention - courgettes, dwarf and runner beans and lettuces all need planting out, and more lettuce seedlings need pricking out, and pepper and tomato plants need potting up!
The chicken houses need cleaning out
and the latest batch of chicks need moving on to a bigger establishment - they are growing so fast.
and then there is the knitting.......my sister has had all her hair shaved off in a fundraising stunt for Cancer Research UK, and she needs a woolly hat! I think one like these would do the trick...
and lastly, I want my kitchen to look like this again!
so some spring cleaning is on the agenda - and not just the kitchen!
The girls both have plenty of revision to do for their upcoming exams, so they will be busy, although they are planning a day out to Cambridge one day, I think. A mooch around the shops and a visit to the cinema are on the cards for them. I am planning a quiet week, generally at home, and not getting up too early...
I also want to write a couple of letters to older people who have not embraced technology and to whom I still actually write with pen and paper occasionally. I shall print off some photos of the girls to send to one of them too; I am looking forward to spending some reflective time writing these letters and I shall enjoy it.
And the car? I misunderstood. It failed on something to do with hoses to the brakes, and they will be fixed on Tuesday. The rust is also a problem, but was not the cause of the failure this time - but would be next year. The mechanic will have a look at this now and advise us what he can do about it.