So, of course, that means that I've come down with a nasty little cold bug, doesn't it! Decided to cancel classes today and remain in bed after a restless night along with a scratchy throat, slight fever, and head congestion. Seem to be a bit better now and have just enjoyed a slice of pizza along with a glass of orange juice. But, as I said to the Grand Duchess, it's better to be sick now than later in the month over Christmas, which happened the year I was in the first grade (1973-74). No fun there!
But, getting back to our pre-Christmas graphics. . . The picture above is suitably seasonal in a New Englandy sort of way. Although I've never had the chance to ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, it has always seemed like it would be great fun. Where I grew up, in rural southeastern Pennsylvania, there was a family nearby, who had a sleigh that they hitched to their ponies whenever there was enough snow (pretty often between December and March). We used to hear their sleigh bells jingling in the early evening as they trotted the team down Conrad Road and up the next hill past my grandparents' house. It was pretty magical to a young boy and makes for a lovely memory now. Ok, back to the sickbed with me!
Addendum. . .
For those of you who like your figures old school, drop by John Preece's Flanderkin Serjeant blog (link at right) and check out the Holger Eriksson infantry and cavalry photograhs that he has posted recently. They are mouthwatering to say the very least! And looking at these lovely figures makes me almost forget how crummy I feel today.