Last week in history, we studied the Black Death...or the Plague.
Can I just say that I love homeschooling?! :)
Ya, it's a creepy subject and I'm teaching it to my 2-year-old, but it's so much stinkin' fun!
I am a bit of a history nerd, so I'm a little partial to things like the Black Death...
So we did this little project to further instill what they learned:
We took dried rosehips (but any dried herb will do) and laid them in the center of a square scrap of fabric.
Then we brought up the corners making a pouch and tied them closed.
Last, we took a longer string and made them into a necklace.
Why? You ask...well, I'm glad you did.
Because, in the Middle Ages, they weren't sure where the sickness was coming from and they thought if they had herbs around their necks all the time they wouldn't get it.
Oh, and another interesting fact:
You know they nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosy??
Ok...this is so creepy...
some historians thought that rhyme came from the Black Death days...
Ring around the rosy (most sick people got a rash first around the neck area)
Pocket full of posies (note the project above...pockets of posies)
Ashes ashes (they think it originally said a-choo a-choo...meaning sick people)
We all fall down (yes, like as in die! eek!)
Moving on now....
I added a few new pretties to my shop this weekend.
I've had a few requests for a Valentine banner...I hope I've delivered :)
And yes, another coffee cozy...I realize I'm on a bit of a kick right now.
These are monogrammed and I love how they turned out.
Oh, and do you like my new song? Do you wanna dance?
You will not regret.
Grab your closest kid and make them shake it with you...
or jam around your kitchen by yourself.
I'm a kitchen dancer...kinda like a pole dancer without the pole and with clothes on
and without all the skanky moves...ok, so I guess it's nothing like it.
But in my kitchen...that's the dance floor, baby.
I admit, that's what I'm doing now.
Can you dance and type?
You definitely can.
Happy Monday, Friends.
It's gonna be a great day!