Monday, January 8, 2007

The Upside of Illness

Annie just got over the stomach flu. Mostly diarrhea though. Poor little thing. So for two days we sat at the table and made watercolor thank you notes, watched movies and stayed close to the bathroom. She had no appetite at all. By Saturday we though it was over so she and Bill walked Downtown where she vomited and had diarrhea at Palace Art store (she almost made it to the bathroom). Boy, we didn't see that coming!
Now I've got a head cold, which isn't so horrible except for major face/sinus pain. I've been putting a frozen chicken breast wrapped in a tea towel on my cheekbones to relieve the pain. The freezing cold seems to really reduce the pain. I'll just be thrilled if this cold doesn't go to my chest and make me cough like a maniac. The upside is that Annie and I were able to spend a lot of time painting! I love watercolors and I was able to show Annie a bunch of my tricks about paper, brushes, mixing, and washes, etc. She sure stuck with it. Maybe she was just too listless to move on to something else. Either way, I had fun!


capello said...

i love watercolors. and that chicken/rooster is beautiful!

(give annie a hug for me, poor child almost making it to the bathroom, broke my heart (and brought back memories).

Laurie said...

I can so relate about the sinus thing. I've had it all week.

I love your beautiful watercolors. Amazing.