Monday, 21 December 2020

21st December - One year ago

 It hardly seems a year since Jacob's traumatic entrance into the world.

2020 hasn't been the best year for anyone and Jacob has missed out on all the baby classes, swimming and socializing with other babies because of all the Covid restrictions, but despite that, he is a very happy contented baby.  Even though he didn't get chance to meet lots of people and other babies he has taken really well to nursery and goes with no fuss or bother.

I know he doesn't know it's his birthday but It's a shame he couldn't have a little party with his cousins and the rest of the family today.

I had to pop into town for cat food today, I was expecting it to be busy but it was fairly quiet considering how close we are to Christmas.  I will do my supermarket shop tomorrow, I don't need much as I've been putting extras into my shopping for weeks and no one will be coming round, I do have to get shopping for Stevie and Darren though as they couldn't get an online slot this late, I'll drop theirs off doing a 'knock door run', lol .  Mum also needs a few extra bits as none of us will be venturing to the shops unless we have to.  

Each year I buy a metal tin and empty my purse every Thursday of whatever money is left from the previous weeks shop, (except for copper now).  

I didn't expect there to be a lot this year because when the plague started I reverted to paying by card for everything but when I opened it this morning as was pleasantly surprised to find that there was £167.53.  Not bad considering.  This will be more than enough to buy some extras this week, anything I have left will go into the new tin for next year, (which I've already bought because they seem to be hard to get hold of come January and I'm trying to be super organized πŸ˜‡).

Can you believe there are only three more days of advents left!

Take care, see you tomorrow



Clare-Aimetu said...

Happy Birthday Jacob πŸŽ‚ it's my Hubby's birthday today too. That's a great idea to save money, a lovely amount for Christmas

Jackie said...

Jacob looks like a very contented fellow. Happy Birthday little one.

God bless.

Barb said...

Jacob is so cute! I think he looks a bit like his big sister at least in the pictures!

Jo said...

Awwww, happy birthday to Jacob, he's such a cutie, and looks just like Bonnie. Well done on your savings, it's amazing how the little amounts add up. I'm braving the supermarket today too, I want everything done and then we don't have to go out again at all over Christmas.

Poppypatchwork said...

We missed George's 1st birthday, which was hard, they have missed so much in their 1st year, George should have been given support, but daughter has done most of it on her own, which is a worry for them as they doubt themselves, he is 13 months old today. Your grandson is a cutie, at a lovely age where he is doing so much for himself. Well done on your savings, I always open mine in early December.

butterfly said...

Jacob is such a lovely baby .
Just like our little GGS Freddie he was one not long ago .
Advent looks great , Merry Christmas.

Carol said...

Aww... how quickly a year goes! Jacob is one of those very special Covid babies as is my grandson. I feel that they will be very resilient in life having coming into the world at such a difficult time. He is adorable and I hope his next birthday you can all be together to celebrate in a big way ♥

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely photographs of Jacob. At least next year, he will be more aware of what birthday parties are and you will be able to have a family get-together.