The day after. Our stomachs are fully healed. It's quite amazing. Yesterday, I couldn't bear the thought of food. Today, I baked.
Both Leah and Jacob went to school.
Alan and David stayed home, having been the most affected. They are well but still a bit shaky, so I thought another day of rest would be welcome. That meant I had to cancel my very urgently needed hairdresser appointment. So, I'm shaggy until Friday. Maybe I just won't leave the house much.
Leah got up at 6 am. However, she was cheerful, and it's hard to be upset with a cheerful four-year-old. She is also my little crafter. At the moment, she's obsessed with writing and has to write her name and strings of letters on everything, all the time. As my mother pointed out, she's also a very good cutter. Since she was up so early, and doesn't go to preschool until 8:30, we had plenty of time. So I printed out the cone dolls and Halloween cone costumes by Mr. Printables. Do you know Mr. Printables? If you have a pre- or gradeschooler, you must go there right now. Adorable, free printables. We use this site a lot. We made four or five of the cone dolls, and dressed them up as witches, pumpkins, skeletons, and added a cat and a bat. Leah cut out her dolls and costumes very carefully (those things are smaller than the images on the website let on!), and blew me away by making the bat. She insisted on bringing the batch to preschool, and so she did.
Jacob and I picked more apples in the afternoon, and some of the very last blackberries. What could have been more natural than making an apple-blackberry-crumble? Alan and David declined - they are not cake eaters. Jacob and Leah, though, gobbled it down. "Hm", said Leah. "I like those small things." The crumbles, my child. It was good, but next time, I think some cinnamon and some tiny bit of cloves would not go amiss.
Nothing more exciting ought to be happening today. Early bedtime, yet again. We all need some more rest.