I'm better. I am over the worst and gradually feeling better. I did a lot of reading through the worst to distract myself. I had a lot of fun reading the Artemis Fowl books. I haven't read the last of the story so I won't say that I completely recommend them but so far they have been great fun. I'm also reading Art A New History by Paul Johnson. He adds such interesting tidbits in the book, but I have trouble wanting to stay chronological while reading the book. The problem is I'm bored with the ancient civilization's art. I know with a giant art history book I should not have this psychological block but I do. Ah well.
I also picked up my advent calendar I've been working ..eh..procrastinating on for 3 years. I need to finish some of my projects! Here's a picture of it and a sketch I did of it to start. The windows and doors are pockets for candy. It is about 3 feet long and a foot and a half wide. Some are just pinned on and not sewn yet and of course there are all sorts of embellishments I want to add. I'm determined to have a functioning calendar by next christmas.