Wednesday 22nd April 2020
We had a tough day. Faye got a bit overwhelmed with school work when she discovered she’d missed quite a few things this week and was now behind. I decided in the end to just get her to spend the afternoon on her art project while I went through all her emails to work out what she still needed to get done and where she had gone wrong. She’s missed a few because they were being sent by different teachers to her usual ones and also lots of kids keep ‘replying to all’ on teacher emails so she hadn’t seen the original one with the work on it and thought that the others were from group chats. Some of the departments are giving work for the week on different days to normal and others are doing it daily. Some want the work sending back in. Others want her to mark her own. To be honest, it took me a while to sift through it all myself. It’s such a stressful time for the teachers too and they are just working it out as they go as well, so nobody’s fault – just another pandemic thing, I suppose.
Her art project was to make ‘paints’ using tea and coffee and then draw a still life from the kitchen. Rob helped her mix up various teas in the kitchen and she had a lot of fun doing it.
I joined her at lunch time and was interested to see what would happen on fabric so I found an old scrap of organic cotton and had a little play.
She finished up around 3pm and had visibly calmed down by then. At 5pm it was time for her online trumpet lesson but I couldn’t get the microphone to work on my laptop! I faffed around for half an hour but we gave up and rearranged for tomorrow. I think I have got it working now and I went through every setting on my laptop. Fingers crossed!
Before dinner, I went into the garden to water the seeds, dahlias, potatoes and strawberries. There is so much more I want to plant but I can’t get any compost. Our own compost isn’t quite up to pots. It’s fine for mulching around plants though. I decided to have a go at sieving it and see if I could get anything useable for seeds…
I’m afraid I don’t have any pretty project pictures to share today as there wasn’t time for any and I was just too exhausted this evening to do anything more than one round on my crochet blanket.
Tomorrow is a new day! xx