The week coming should, in theory, be more 'normal' than the last one. Having said that, we did have a good week last week, just not very normal!
The childminder was in isolation so I spent every day except Friday looking after Rosie which was lovely but reminded me that at 63 I do not have the energy that I used to have! We went into town on Monday and bought her some very trendy patent chunky boots, almost identical to a pair her mummy has.
Tuesday we went to a nearby garden centre which always has lovely Christmas displays and we chose a new decoration for her to hang on their Christmas tree. She did have her eye on the Mummy bear model in this display but we managed to talk her out of it.
Wednesday was spent mostly playing games at home. Thursday we went to do the weekly shop - for some reason, sitting in a trolley and being wheeled around Tesco is very exciting in the eyes of an almost three year old! I've clocked up so many steps this week - walking up to school pushing a buggy to collect Leo at the end of the day has really helped with my grand total.
Friday is the day that Rachel doesn't work so I had a day off! Boy did I need it! We went to Chelmsford to have a look around the shops and unexpectedly managed to get a few Christmas presents (and a new dress for me!)
I was so tempted to get some new decorations but realised that I have quite enough at home already. Oh all right, confession time, I do seem to have come home with one new tree decoration to add to my collection!
So after a busy week, we have a little touch of normal over the weekend. A meal out at a local Italian restaurant this evening with a group of friends that we always used to see for a pre-Christmas meal in pre-Covid times. One of the couples who moved slightly out of the area we haven't seen for two years so we will have a lot of catching up to do!
Then on Sunday - social event of the year, drum roll please ... Rosie will be celebrating her third birthday! We are invited for lunch (which Rosie assures me will be cake, followed by cup cakes) and so are Jon and his family. Our first time together as a family of 10 - We are going to make the most of it just in case we are suddenly plunged into lockdown again!
Have a good weekend!