I’ve had a bit of fun with my word of the week this time. I think I’m pushing it, but, hey, what’s new? I’m going with temperature. Not just the obvious cold spell we are having at the moment in the UK. Bear with me as I seem to veer off at a tangent straight away.
We celebrated Burns (temperature) night on the Friday. Haggis and neeps. It still surprises me how much the rest of the family like this meal. Especially when you read the ingredients. I thought it would be a hard sell, but they do like it. They roll their eyes when I try to convince then that the haggis are fresh off the hillside, thanks to the local shoot. The evening was lovely. No bagpipes or kilts, unfortunately. Poetry was thin on the ground too, but I’m working up to those parts. There was whisky for the adults.
Youngest had a couple of days off school. He doesn’t get ill often, but when he does, it hits him hard. He was feverish (temperature) and persistent coughing. I knew if I sent him in, there would be a phone call to pick him up again. With the car still in the garage, being repaired, and Mr TTC up in London, I wouldn’t be able to rescue him.
The tickety-tack of the sewing machine has been punctuating the normal hum of the house. I’ve had a couple of sewing projects on the go this week. My sewing room is a bit chilly, giving me a good excuse to bring both machines through to the kitchen (yes, I was indecisive about which to use) One project is almost ready. Another is waiting for middle teen to stop playing with the snow, as it’s her project.
Snow sculptures are popping up around the garden. Most successful is the snow maiden. I love the proportions Middle teen has sculptured. They’ve been out sledging too. A new death defying slope has been conquered, giving me time to work on my calm, cool mother persona and not mutter “be careful” or the like. It’s all good. No-one is injured. The Aga has a constant covering of gloves, socks and boots.
Friday was a snow day, as school was cancelled. Three happy children bounced out of bed with no problem and dressed before I could remind them to eat breakfast. Now why can’t they get out of bed that quickly when it’s school?
The two teens went to see the BTS film at the weekend. KPop. They loved it. It was only on for one day.
My car is back from the garage. The bill wasn’t as bad as I had feared, which was a nice surprise. Mr TTC picked it up yesterday. As I wasn’t willing to drive in the snow, he went by foot. I was quite impressed. He decided to don his running gear and ran the 3.5 miles through snowy lanes. Both of his usual Park Runs were cancelled this morning, due to the snow, so swings and roundabouts.
Gradually catching up with teachers after my missed parents’ evening, due to the car breaking down. Especially pleased to hear how well she is doing in maths and science.
Celebrating Imbolc and Candlemas today. I do have a slightly interesting badger story today, but I’ll leave it for another day. Needless to say, I’m leaving any badgers down their holes today and lighting candles instead. (badger and groundhog day connection explanation here, if you are interested)
Right, time to count heads and see who’s up for a hot choc. Should warm them all up.
Hope you had a good week and the weather treated you kindly. Linking up with Anne’s word of the week.
Raisie Bay – Word of the Week