The Practicality of Preparing

The last few months, I’ve been helping my aunt and uncle decide what to do with their manuscripts, correspondence, papers, and library. They’re not planning on leaving the party any time soon, mind you! But it’s good to have a plan, so we’re planning. They do not have any children, …

Today, we recover!

Christmas was ridiculously fun this year; Santa was overly generous to me, and while our dinner for 30 turned into dinner for 23, the amount of food everyone ate more than made up for the people who had to cancel and the studio positively rang with laughter and cheer. We …

Cleaning and burning

Most of the day yesterday I wrapped soap and watched TV while doing it, and Tim and Joe started pulling schmutz from around the yard and burning it. Tim already had a respectable burn pile going in a flat area across the driveway from the studio (where eventually he wants …

Dinner and Raku

Amy and Isaac are days away from having another baby, and Tim’s parents are in town staying with them in order to help out with Ranger Baby when the moment comes. So we had everyone over for dinner last night! Cetty fired up the raku kiln and timed the pull …

Sunday, November 24th

Sunday morning we got up and went over to the McDonald’s for breakfast. Sure, there was a continental breakfast in the hotel, but the hotel didn’t have a floor-to-ceiling double-sided fireplace, and a baby grand piano in the corner. I KNOW, RIGHT? I only eat at McDonald’s about once every …