Another thunderstorm is approaching. We've already had three-tenths of an inch this afternoon delivered by some razzle dazzle percussion.
Apparently I was so tired from the morning's normal activities that I fell asleep during the thunderstorm and slept for three hours. Very unusual for me. Sweet Gordon did not wake me. He is so thoughtful about keeping the phones and dogs quiet when I can take a nap and am all tuckered out.
This is my work tray today.
We have a kiln loaded and ready to fire, but Gordon is waiting until this approaching storm passes. I'm thankful he will stay awake to start the kiln. My eyelids are getting very heavy again.
My batteries have just not recharged yet. Still getting work accomplished. Still making porcelain.
Being able to do something creative, right now a little writing and a few stitches of sewing some days, is proving to be a lovely balm.
Six bags of fresh squash put up today. That makes 42 quarts so far. We eat a lot of squash during the winter months. Miss Dollie made some cookies for us to send our adopted soldier tomorrow.
Mama was in good spirits today. Unc was active and happy today. Gordon is entering week two of some nasty staph carbuncles. He had a big outbreak like this about this time last year. Golf ball size carbuncles. Lots of pain and discomfort.
We think he contracted this particular resistant strain of staph following a root canal about two years ago. He has had four or five bouts of this nasty stuff. There are increasing instances of antibiotic-resistant diseases "out there" in the real world.
We're in a business transition, Gordon and I. Part of this transition is pruning from our lives the hobbies or habits or activities that are draining our energy, preventing us from moving to the next phase of our creative lives.
It is so very hard to let go of some things. I'm such a saver, pack rat, save it for a rainy day, enjoyed something but have moved on to other hobbies, etc.
I'll be sharing some funny examples with you and asking for your advice. For now, my eyes are barely staying open. Time for sleep...again.
I do need to apologize for my rant yesterday about the woman in the doctor's office. I should have forgiven her, tried to understand why she was acting that way, and moved on. "Hurting People Hurt Other People" is a phrase of a popular Bible teacher Gordon and I listen to every night.
All my anger did was drain my emotional and physical batteries even more. I apologize for letting that anger rub off on you.
The rain has started. Feeding the crops, the garden and the timber. Mississippi has so many fresh shades of green right now. I wish we could share some of this restorative rain with the areas that are burning up with wildfires right now.