Here is what I woke up to yesterday morning...snow! Blustery, freezing cold snow. I almost though for one brief moment that Spring was just right around the corner but I guess I was wrong. It was like this most of the day with a small amount of accumulation. Quite pretty actually but too cold. Upon waking and seeing this, I tried to rise the child from his bed. It took a good 1/2 hour to get him up and then he preceded to tell me that he did NOT want to go to school. This turned into a full blown meltdown for an hour...crocodile tears and all. I had to take him to school and walk him to his classroom and explain to the teacher his mood. Of course when he got home from school he was all smiles and happy. See what happens when you have more than one day off from school!!!! UGH!!!
Off to the studio I went. It was my day to work the workshop hours and tend to my duties as an assistant. A job that I actually love to do. Yesterdays duties consisted of mixing 2 high fire glazes...weighing out each chemical (makes me feel like a drug dealer when I do it), mixing them with water, sieving them 3-4 times pending on the chemicals, cleaning the bucket it was in, working the old bucket of glaze into the new bucket and so on...that took up most of the time. After that was all said and done I mopped 3/4 of the studio and then after hours glazed my own things. Fun, fun!! I love it!
When I let myself into the studio first thing in the morning I was welcomed by this box of goodies on my shelf. Nancy from Round Rabbit had a trade last week and I was lucky #1 to sign up for it. What a great box of goodies I got. A Beautiful heart shaped dish with incredible glaze on it, 2 bags of tea, a luscious bar of soap and even a chocolate (minus in the pic because I ate it). I was soooo happy and made my day. Now I feel like such a lump because of what I gave her. My very first trade and I blew it. I should have gussied up my trade but I didn't and Nancy I am sorry!! I know now need to step it up...the thought did cross my mind but in my haste I just left it on her shelf. Forgive me :). I'll make it up to you...although I do like what I gave her...any earring holder which you can see its mate on my Thistle Farm site.
Well happy Tuesday to you all...