Why is it that I am driven to post here when the girls are sick or we are having a rotten day?
Well, today they were sick, but the day was not rotten. It was like being given a free day to not do anything. Tuesday is normally a day of bustling out the door, errands, gymnastics, home late, sleep late. So, today felt almost like a gift. DH had no work today. His gardening work slows down, and we can look forward to more days like this. It was glorious and sunny and I got a walk that I didn't expect.
Of course, it was extra video day. Choices ranged from 1970's Peanuts to Shaun the Sheep "We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas" collection, to "Hound of the Baskervilles" with Jeremy Brett, to "Goblet of Fire" to "Triumph of Life" (PBS series) and finally a couple of old Electric Company episodes. (Flashback!! Wow! I was dd1's age for that 1977 episode.)
DD2 was feeling a bit better. She played several games of Chutes and Ladders and Star Wars (another flashback to 1977!) board games while I went on a walk. I took over from dh while he went to work on the rental house. We watched videos and I knitted dd2's first mitten. I have never made mittens before and am having a lot of fun. DD kept herself busy with her Kiva planks and animals (everything is "and animals"!) She also played with my measuring tape, counting the centimeter side and asking for help naming the higher numbers.
DD1 mostly watched TV and slept on the couch. We read from The Lightening Thief-- the graphic novel version. We watched the movie last week (a bit lame, I think, mostly because it had so many good actors and so much potential but phlbbbbt! What a waste of Catherine Keener and Sean Bean. But we enjoyed it anyway.) Finished the novel a couple of weeks ago, and I ordered this graphic version and the Sea of Monsters. We cuddled for much of the day.
And we ate a whole lot of jello.....