Saturday, March 26, 2011


Sick. Yes, both of usAll week long!

"It was a quiet week in Lake Woebegone..."

Maybe not so quiet, there was a lot of coughing and spluttering. Not much talking though. To this day Mike can barely get a word out without coughing. However, we slept through the night without one coughing spell and today we are feeling much improved.
Sadly we had to cancel our trip to North Carolina for the OM Ships weekend.
The good news: having the luxury of time and quiet allowed us to accomplish some projects that required focus and not too much physical energy.

We somehow made it up to the mailbox every day. On one of those walks I spied our first three daffodils.

We've enjoyed watching the deer come quite close to the house. They are intent on finding food now that the grass is beginning to show.

We watched several movies and I worked on different knitting projects. Mike gave me a new book full of ideas.

Mike spent some of his time working in his studio on various projects and finnished enough to fill the kiln and fire it. Here are a couple of his innovative pieces that were in the works for weeks.

I don't have any more photos of my own, but this came out in Wednesday's front page of the Muncie Star Press: Engineering teens place at robot competition.

Phyxt Gears team members competed in last week's regional at Purdue University. The team advanced to the elimination round for the first time in the program's six-year history. / Photo provided
I am thankful for the experience of this week to better empathize with others who have lingering ailments, and very grateful to be on the mend.


RaD said...

Glad your on the up and up and got some projects done, that always feels so good.

Kim said...

So sorry that you and Mike are still under the weather! Hopefully you're turning a corner though, from the sound of it (being able to sleep through the night without coughing too much).
Just love it when the daffodils pop up! Such a glorious shade of sunshine yellow to brighten your day :)
That variegated yarn on the right is so pretty! Reminds me of a sunset.
The pottery pieces look like lace! Amazing.
Praying for continued healing for you both!

sara said...

so glad to hear you are feeling better!!

I have my boys back and it seems it was a very productive week for them! Although they didn't appreciate the snow and cold....I think they were glad to be home! :)


Loved the pictures you did get. The flowers were beautiful as were the pottery pieces. Hope next week is a better one for you.

Mimi said...

Well I'm very jealous of you this week! Jealous of the daffodils, the lacy pottery & knowing how to knit. It all looks great. I'm glad you had a decent alternative to your trip.

Have a great week,

Lisa said...

Yay for Daffys! That is always a good sign. Hope you are completely mended soon!

He & Me + 3 said...

We have had some coughing kids around here too so I know what you mean about not getting any sleep due to coughing. I am glad you got one good night of sleep. Feel better soon. Quiet time is always good though. Love the knitting and the deer pictures. How cool to have them some close.

The Bug said...

Sounds like you were pretty productive in your illness - I would have used it as an excuse to play computer solitaire all day :)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I hope this week find you both feeling better.

Your hubs does amazing work!

Great week!

Oldfangled said...

Oooh, pobrecita! (Did I spell that correctly?) Your eldest son is still sick, too. Hoping you're feeling better soon.

McCrakensx4 said... hubby is sick right now (so the world must stop!) and he's driving me crazy! Hope all of that sickness is gone soon! Love that beautiful yellow flowers...saw them all the time in MI...not so much here in AZ, but love seeing them on your blog!