Yup. Good words when you have the flu and feel stir crazy from sitting around. My dear husband made sure that I stayed resting. But I did do some crafting whilst I rested. Watched the whole first season of Downton, watched Emma, and watched Little Dorrit. Sometimes, God brings colds and flus to slow you down. I needed a slowing down and a break from school. The "rest" came at a perfect time...
From the Couch...
When my fever and headache was at its worst, I watched Pride and Prejudice with the sound off. If you have a favorite movie that you have watched many, many, many times, it is fun to watch it in different ways. You can turn off the sound and see if you can remember the lines. Or, you and a friend could make up your own words to the movie. My favorite this time was to concentrate on a character I don't usually pay attention to. I watched Mary. I must say, I wasn't disappointed. Maybe it was the fever, but her expressions were hilarious.
|Did a little stitching and rug hooking....|
|Did some painting. Found this angel at Goodwill. It had no detail, just painted mustard. She needed personality. I am not sure about how I painted the wings. I don't know if I am feeling the love for the butterfly wings.|
|Stitched a pillow. It is based on a free pattern from Pinterest. It is a free pattern from Madam Chantilly I stink at stitching on linen, but I love linen (Hence, no close up. Don't you dare enlarge it either!). I botched the pattern, so I had to adjust. Apparently my counting skills are not what they should be (Shhhh...).|
|The back of the pillow. It is not yellow, it is a plain tan background. The light is giving it a weird color!|
From the Desk...
|I'm back in the saddle again...|
|This is what my desk looked like after returning. Piles of papers and work to be graded. Yea.|
|Yup. Need it...|
|What shall we do next week?|
|I'll need this for those piles of work the students completed while I was sick...|
|My lamp on my desk. I would love to sit on this little porch.|
|New desktop picture. I sat down at my desk and realized it was still a fall picture. Ooops.|
|I am learning that silence and waiting gets a class's attention more often than a raised voice. My dad made this plaque for me. I say it in my head. A lot.|
|My student, Jack, colored this for me. I asked him what was going on with the one squirrel. He said that he thought that the picture needed some color. LOL!|
|Sure did need this during having the flu! Love old Burt...|
|The kids are loving this book. Got it at Goodwill for $.50. They are really short and encourage listening and critical thinking skills. Fun, fun!|
|Feels like... (drum roll please) 1 degree! Yippee!|
|Time for a nap!|
Thanks for stopping by! Thank you for your prayers and well wishes while I was sick! It means so much!
I am looking forward to making the rounds and catching up with all of you!
Don't forget... the giveaway ends this week! I am still hiding gold star questions in that post! Please drop by and read others' stories! Watch out for those gold stars!
Blessings and Love!