Another slice of Winwick Mum life!
It’s not sunny today in Winwick, but it’s not cold. Small daughter declared it sufficiently warm to go to school without a coat on and knowing that generally she doesn’t seem to feel the cold like I do, I’ve let her get on with it.
It does actually look from this photo of our church like we’re going to get wet but I think it’s just a day like that. There’s no rain forecast here today, although I think we might get some later in the week. It’s green garden bin collection day on Friday so I’ll need to make sure that I get it filled up before the rain comes!
More gloomy skies but look at that willow tree! I love seeing it come into leaf every year, it’s such a different colour green to everything around it!
I caused a bit of chaos at home today whilst the dog and I were out. A week or so ago, after the news was full of the disappearance of Sarah Everard, my girls showed me how to turn on the SOS message function on my phone. Yes, I have reached that point in my life when my children tell me how my phone works and I am trying to embrace it as an opportunity to stay technologically aware rather than feeling like a dinosaur! They both have the messaging system set up on their phones – basically, on both Apple and Android phones, you press a button a certain number of times and the phone makes a noise and/or sends texts, maps, photos and location information to designated contacts. What a good idea! I had no idea that was there!
Today, however, whilst taking photos to show you, I sent two emergency messages to my family, interrupting meetings and school lessons as they tried to check that I was OK. I am absolutely fine, you’ll be pleased to know, but I have discovered a bit of a flaw in that I press a button twice to access my phone camera, and the same button three times to send an SOS message. I can see how this potentially is going to be a problem. It’s also a bit of a worry as the potential for crying wolf is huge here. I don’t want to be sending SOS messages as I’m whisked off by aliens only for my family to think that I’m always taking photos for my blog!
I changed the settings when I got home to try to avoid this in future, but it made me think that perhaps it’s something that you might want to look at on your phone too. On an Android phone, it’s under Settings … Advanced Settings and on an iPhone there’s an Emergency SOS setting that you can search for – I expect it’s in the main settings section. I’m hoping that none of us ever have an emergency that requires us to send messages like that, but it’s quite a useful thing to have.
Back home, Monday is generally an admin type of day for me. I’ve realised that I need it to be a slower day so that I can feel on top of what’s going on during the rest of the week – routines change but it seems that it doesn’t suit me to hit the week at full speed, so I’ve been writing my blog post, I’ve got my other job accounts to check this afternoon and I am planning to spend as much time as possible knitting later on. Of course, there are still everyday jobs to be done but I don’t plan to do any big tasks on a Monday at the moment.
I got my cast on done with the Mermaid’s Tail socks yesterday and have joined into the round now, so it’s easy knitting from now on. Perfect for the school run – I’ve even started going a little bit earlier so that I can listen to the radio and knit a few more rounds!
I’ll be glad when the lockdown restrictions are lifted a bit more – I’ve been living in joggers for what feels like forever and I’m ready to wear something else! Yes, yes, I could dress up a bit more around the house but I’m afraid the urge to do that has been lacking lately! How about you? Have you been making an effort with your clothes or embracing the loungewear life like me?!
I’ll see you tomorrow! xx