when you’re sick on a saturday…….at least for us, it’s all about the s’s:
sitting: in my favorite spot on the couch. sewing: the finishing touches on hand warmers. sipping: my favorite tea. soup: homemade chicken noodle-of course i made it myself. seeds: we have a few new packets that we are just itching to go out and plant, but there is a little more work than i am up to required before they can go into the ground. stories: Lamb’s shakespeare tales. my middle two are finally old enough to enjoy these wonderful, wonderful stories. can you think of a better way to spend a sick day than being stranded on an island with prospero, miranda and ariel…..imagining you are miranda and you’ve just been struck by “love at first sight”…..this is for the kids, you know.
my favorite lines this morning:
full fathom five thy father lies;
of his bones are coral made;
those are pearls that were his eyes:
nothing of him that doth fade,
but doth suffer a sea-change
into something new and strange.
sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell.
hark, now i hear them, ding-dong bell……
so of course we start talking about davy jones and the changes that the sea made to him, and then we had to stop, because otherwise we’d never finish the story, but you know how it goes, if you give a child some shakespeare, chances are he is going to want some pirates of the caribbean to go along with it…………(is it ever like that for you?) well, i am off to enjoy the rest of this sick day. hope you are enjoying your saturday, whatever you are doing!