I have made many handmade ceramic pet dishes over the years. The back porch has a half dozen handmade pet dishes filled to the brim with cool fresh water. Just for her. Instead, she prefers, what used to be our son's now grandson's, Tonka dump truck. So, I keep it filled with cool fresh water. … Continue reading You Can Lead a Cat to Water
Okay. Maybe not wordless but it is raining, again, and it is Thursday. So,what does one do on the back porch when it is raining? Take pictures, of course! Aside from taking pictures of my rainy day, I did load the kiln to fire tomorrow. A glaze firing! I am looking forward to Sunday when … Continue reading Wordless Rainy Thursday
At last, the sun shines today! The forecast, however, is calling for MORE RAIN over the next 10 days! Sigh. I'm growing tired of grey days and rain.
I usually don't complain about the weather unless it is cold. I do not like being cold. If it is below 70 degrees, that's it. I'm complaining. This spring, however, I find myself complaining about the lack of sun light. Over the winter, I yearned for bright spring sunny days but so far we have … Continue reading A View From My Back Porch
Originally published April 2013 Ooh, that smell. Can't you smell that smell? Ooh that smell. The smell of death surrounds you, yeah. ~Lynyrd Skynyrd When we lived in an old farm house, every spring we would smell the stench from some poor critter that died somewhere in the walls of the old house. Now that … Continue reading Ooh, that smell!
I participated in my first Creativity Challenge in my photo class where I was to apply what I have learned. We were to choose one simple every day object and take five different shots to tell a story. I chose a pencil . . . . * * *
I'm a list maker and note taker. I make lists of things "To Do" otherwise things will not get done such as exercise, make doctor's appointment, and laundry. I also make "To Do" lists for pottery such as prepare test tiles, reclaim clay, make handles and buy more clay. I make lists for items I need … Continue reading A Note To Myself
Okay. So, I have not blogged in about one month and what happens? Word Press greets me with a message: "Welcome to the wonderful world of blocks". What is with the word press blocks?Is it supposed to be easier?Well, I'm not finding these blocks easier.In fact, the word press blocks are blocking my thoughts. When I get … Continue reading Blocks
It may seem as if I am hibernating after the holidays. Goodness knows, I certainly feel as if I could! January and February are quickly becoming my favorite months of the year; a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. A time to relax and rejuvenate - change of pace. It may look … Continue reading Hibernating, Not
Happy New Year!
A new week!
A new day!
I made no New Year’s resolutions. In fact, a long time ago I resolved not to make New Year’s resolutions. Instead I decided to make daily resolutions or, as some may call them, daily affirmations. Daily resolutions are much less daunting. The intent is for the day rather than for a WHOLE year. Think about that . . .a WHOLE year. That is 365 days!
I do set long term goals such as eating healthier, exercising more, getting more sleep and not swearing (as much) but these goals need tweaking through the year because, as we all know, LIFE happens – circumstances beyond our control; so daily resolutions can be tweaked to suit fluid life situations.
Tweaking daily resolutions requires learning how to forgive yourself when a resolution has not been met. It is far too easy to fall into…
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