It has been a mixed week in the school room with bursts of activity followed by periods of independent learning when I had been up all night due to sickness and needing to rest the next day. I have rallied in between so two outings were accomplished much to Pip's relief!! That girl just hates being home bound and can climb the walls both literally and metaphorically if she is cooped up two days in a row ;-)
Knitting has been my go to therapy and I am currently tackling one of my goals which is to make handmade gifts throughout the year for birthdays and Christmas where possible. I also have an additional challenge of 12 pairs of handmade socks in a year, so it will be interesting to see how I fair.
Here are our pictures of the week:
I made my own home made deoderant and it not only turned out surprisingly well it works well too! It is a combination of coconut oil, bicarbonate of soda, cornstarch and organic essential lemon oil. My mix is not an anti-perspirant but I don't have any real issues in that department. However I have since learned that Zinc Oxide is a natural antiperspirant and so I might consider adding it to the next batch.
Pyjama home school before breakfast and yes that is the correct time! That was the morning of my being up all night quite unwell. I sat in the rocking chair with a hot water bottle and my knitting. Pip was quite surprised to see me up and about at such a time!
My January socks, one pair down eleven more to go :-)
Sour cherry, cacao and almond bites. The cherries contain anti inflammatory properties and the combination of the three ingredients are also supposed to help with insomnia aswell as pain, I can report that they and the Potters' Herbal sleep remedy did the job.
Pip totally bemused by an old fashioned type writer, " You actually put paper in the top and it doesn't send emails?!!"
Lovely gifts from friends! Pip grabbed the camera and took this fuzzy picture to show Chanda that she loves her cat! We love the napkins Dorina and the books what a lovely gift to cheer on a dreary January day :-)
Women and men marched on Washington today sporting pink hats in the shape of a cat's head; there were also similar marches in London. Even Cate Blanchett was spied wearing such a tifter in a similar march in NYC on Thursday. They were marching against Donald Trump and his so called "values."
Here in the Madness Abode there have been no pink hats but pink slippers instead! Standing in solidarity with those marching against hatred and division today. These slippers are quite poignant; they were bought by a dear family friend whose wife died at the start of last year. Aunty Maureen loved butterflies :-) She had a generous heart and would always reach out to others in need and I know that she would be appalled at the state of our world. How can one man who has displayed such appalling behavious be in charge of and represent a nation?
Renegade knitters unite!