Good morning. First of all, updates. Beth is fine, Dave is fine and Alex is (hopefully) coming home from uni on Sunday. He has coped amazingly well, I am so, so proud of him but he needs to be enfolded by a family environment and the love and care of his Mum (we never really stop needing that, do we?).
(for newer readers, Alex, my only grandchild, has Autism Spectrum Disorder and is currently reading Mathematics at Uni)
Yesterday, I decided to wear the top I made. The sewed one, I mean, not any knitted ones. I'm glad I did as there are a few changes I will make to the neckline and the sleeve length when I make the next one. Generally though, the verdict is 'very comfortable'.
When I looked through the planning for yesterday's student, I realised that I had done it after last week's session (feel free to bow before my organised awesomeness if you so wish) so that was good. Tomorrow's student is now coming on Monday during the day so I can do that planning over the weekend.
I'm quite into sock making at the moment using that self striping yarn that has added nylon for strength. I think I can safely say happiness is buying a stash of sock yarn online and knowing you will have the time to knit them.
I've promised Beth some now that her 'nibble-everything-knitted-in-sight' cat has gone the way of all good cats. He really did have a fetish for knitting and Beth refused anything I would offer to make for her because it wouldn't last more than a few weeks.
Today is a totally empty day now that Friday's student is coming on Monday (all being well) so I shall consider doing the following.
1. Start watching The Crown on Netflix. It's supposed to be good and I've never watched it
2. Wipe over all surfaces upstairs (the cleaners are coming to do downstairs)
3. Sort out the guest room which hasn't recovered from Christmas yet. Not that I am likely to need it at the moment but - you know - needs doing. I can do that while the cleaners are downstairs to maintain distance.
4. Get on with my knitting and sewing.
5. Go online and order some tomato plants
I feel so much for my ex colleagues and other teachers as today is the last day of school for what could be many months, perhaps into the next school year.
Please think of them today as they say 'goodbye' to everyone without all the preparation that goes on at the end of a school year.