Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lots going on

My black bamboo is threatening to take over my yard.  I spent about an hour cutting down shoots and trimming up the stand.  It looks kinda OK now but it has managed to attract some climbing vine, of course.  I sprayed all the vines surrounding my yard with RoundUp.  It may not work.  These are tough vines.

I cleaned out the pottery studio and have about a ton of dry clay.  Must buy more.  Must buy a pug mill.  I also condensed my glaze recipes into one binder.  Good grief, I have a bunch of recipes!

I wrote one grant and handled a bunch of things for work.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'm lovin' it!

So for my first week of semi-retirement I have gotten up at the regular time BUT did not dress in my usual biz attire.  Instead I slipped on my jeans and a tee shirt.  I put in 5 hours grant writing and am done by 1 p.m.! Then for an hour I head out to my studio.  I'm revamping it, getting rid of all the dry blocks of clay and duplicates of my glaze chemicals.  I need room!  It's a great break from the computer work.  Then a visit with the beanies or work on one of my books.  I can go to the store when it's empty, make phone calls without having them overheard, and concentrate without someone constantly needing something from me.  So I'm loving it.