Argh, i hate having a terrible cough and a migraine at the same time. think sinuses playing up too, and argh argh argh! I have pulled every chest, back and neck muscle in my body!
so having got the self pitying whiny bit out of the way…
This week, so far, the girls have done pretty well with their home ed work. SB has had another clarinet lesson and likes her teacher, v good! Both girls have been to pottery, not sure what they did though . usual evening activities. No-one else seems to have got my lurgy – phew!!
I have pretty much completed one shift for SB for the Kentwell open day. Since i had planned to complete 2, the partlet and do the guard on my kirtle, you could say I am a bit behind there! hope to catch up today, but just not feeling well enough to sew without making major disasters! so did the linen ties for the shift.
Today should have been a day with friends, but getting up at 11 was not made for this, and I couldn’t in all conscience spread this cough to them. So i slumped on the futon in the conservatory whilst the girls did home eddy stuff alongside me. SB spent ages on geography, then much less time on maths, music theory and clarinet prac. BB chivvied me to help her with the collins comprehension and a piano prac. she also did conquer maths and airfix and music theory – it has been so many ages since she last did music theory, and she is now playing the piano that she found this extremely easy. . Both girls did some crafty stuff – SB her djeco glitter craft and BB some more airfix.
by now it was 4pm – where did the day go! I decided that i did need to do *something* directly interactive with them, as they had been so good all day and weds would normally have had a bit more of fun and socialising in it. So we decided to do our own ‘artsaward’ session.
I have had the painting like the masters book for quite a while, so got it down [with a few others] and suggested the girls chose what they fancied doing. I specified oil paints, as usually I am reluctant as the turps gives me a migraine, but I had a migraine anyway. BB chose to paint her tortoise, and SB looked at the style of Van Gogh, and it went nicely with the anholt book too whilst they sketched and painted, I also read some story of the world – we neeeeeeed to catch up! and also a bit more about the civil war from our history series. Mostly though we painted, chatted and I drank lots and lots of fluids
[and the song... dade dade dade daaaaaa deda daaaaaa deda dadedaaaaaa]
SB not finished, and this is 2 hours of work so she will hopefully do another day. Both girls have judo this eve and think they will have to do squats for dirty hands .