I'm home today with . . . you guessed it . . . a sick kid!! The Jones family cannot go 4 weeks without catching something. To be honest, though, Brenden only has a bad cold. I could have (should have?) sent him to school, but I could just relate to how badly he was feeling. So I let him rest today. Oh well. I remember the stress I used to feel when I worked full time and someone got sick. I feel blessed to be able to stay home with my children and not worry about juggling all the balls.
I've been working on the slipcover a little bit every day. I have never been so determined to learn how to do something. So far, it seems like it is working. Most of it has been easy, but the arms are a little tricky where they join with the wings. I'm sewing the test slipcover out of cheap muslin and if it works I will cut it apart and use the pieces as a pattern. (And did I mention I bought the wing chair for $20). I found this girl's online journal about her slipcover project if you're interested. It is quite impressive. I'll keep you posted on mine. This picture also shows the paint colors we chose for the wall that I torture myself over every single day. I love the red, but not sure about if it works in this room and if the taupe color below works at all. I don't really care for the chair rail either, but DH would KILL me if I ripped it off. I also took down the gold silk curtains in favor of a cream chenille scroll curtain. Much more my style. I am going to submit pix of the room to Creative Home magazine to try to get a room re-do. Fat chance, but you never know!
We had a nice little snow storm Sunday, with no ice. The kids got another snow day on Monday (their 7th I believe). We made snow men on Sunday, and Monday morning the temps were high enough to start melting snowmen. All throughout the neighborhood, there are headless snowmen! The picture with Grandma is from last year b/c BJ was at the neighbor's house. They built an ice fort that you can actually go into. The school had a snowman contest, and one kids made a 10-foot Elvis snowman! Gotta see that one.
I really blew it the other day. We had a computer guy over to fix out computer problems, and DH told me to backup the photos that were on the hard drive b/c the guy was going to wipe everything out. Soooooo, I put all the pix on the external hard drive. For some reason, I thougt that was good enough and I would put them on cds later. Of course, even though the external hard drive is a few years old, it decided to go bad a week after I did this. Sooooo, I lost a lot of my pictures. Now I have to see if I can find someone to save my files (without charging me a year's salary). I knew better.
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine."