We had an absolutly horrifying moment last night when after waking up in a fit of coughing, Lilly seemed to spit up blood. Seconds after when I was carrying her I realized in a flood of relief that it was just a nose bleed. Oh, those little ones really can cause a big scare! Everyone was home sick, half sick or tending the sick today. Even the neighbor called to see if we could take out his trash and pick up a few dinners for him at the grocery store. So my black and white Monday theme seems appropriate somehow.
My dad let me know that he noticed I didn't do a b&w last week. So here's one Dad, some very dried up leaves, still hanging on. How wonderful it is to have the beautiful fall foliage for so many weeks, many of those leaves still holding on.
I put together a basket of embroidry wools and a few frames, ready with cloth. When they caught sight of it the children pounced with such pleasure. This quiet and diligent work helped them to pass several hours over the past few days. At first we were impressed by how Sebastian made a pretty square design, and then we were impressed again by how Lilly followed his lead the following day and made the same design. What a wonder it is how they learn from eachother.
I do hope all the tender loving care, herb teas, vitamins, homemade soup, hot baths, naps and quiet moments today will mean a healthy day for all tomorrow. Wishing you a happy day.