Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Friday!

Good Morning Everyone!
Looks like a lovely (but cool) Friday here in central Wisconsin. Almost feels like autumn! I have to wonder what's going on with the weather but it does make for some good working days. Not much heat and no humidity, keeps me moving and inspired.

It's been a busy week for me so far and I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I can finally stay home, working in the shop all day long! Monday was the last nite of the fused glass class. The students were happy with their finished pieces and we had lots to talk about. 2 of the pieces got trapped on the molds so I need to fix those... got 2 choices and it will be interesting to see which one I go with. Tuesday...I can't even remember Tuesday but I know I didn't spend the day in the shop. How sad is that? Wednesday was a quick run to Oshkosh to pick up some tempered glass. Free off of Craigslist...oh how I love that site! Went to Lowes as long as I was there and searched for rods for the last remaining glass flower garden stakes. I have to say, the guys there were extremely helpful and definately good lookin'! LOL I am not kidding, you couldn't turn a corner w/o being asked by at least 2 guys if you needed help. Not one of them was hard on the eye....yummm. I still have some copper pipe to cut down, hammer, and a few more "plate flowers" to put together, then I can start working on a new project that's been swimming in my head for the past few weeks. On my way home from Oshkosh, I got a call from 2 women that had been to the glass art exhibit in Waupaca, they wanted to come see the shop. It was very interesting to meet them as they had lived in Israel for the past 30 years and are now home in the states. Very cool! Thursday was spent at the biggest rummage sale in the world! Yikes that thing is huge!! But I have to admit, I was careful w/my $$ but I did find some neat stuff to haul home.

Today I'm off to work the gallery. I'll be bringing in the fused glass buttons, at least the ones I am willing to part with. How silly is that? They're just so much fun, I'm finding it hard to send them off to sell 'em. :) I will take about 30 of them though...maybe. ;) LOL I'll also be taking the last of the recycled teapot bird houses. I will miss those too. But I will be glad to see that display out of the shop. If I move one more table....I'll be able to fit the antique vanity in here for a new jewelry display. I'm looking forward to setting that up. Along with the new wool rug I bought yesterday for $12.00! That was a sweet find cuz it's in mint condition and wonderful autumn colors. :) :) :)

I hear that the art glass exhibit is going well, I've yet to go look at it so I hope I have some time this morning to hit that before heading into work. A quick stop at Kmart, then it's home to work again. Too much running this week! I feel like I'm not getting anything done and it's frustrating.

Just a busy week all around since we've had our d-i-l and granddaughter here as well. Bob's been working screwy shifts, add in the golf and it seems like we're 2 ships passing in the nite. But hope springs eternal....Next week will be better. ;) LOL

Of course when I think of all the classes I'll be teaching in August, that month will go by too fast as well. does one get everything done??? Tim will be back in school full time so I'll be babysitting for Chloe and that will take time away from the shop. But she's good for me and it's the perfect excuse to slow down and enjoy her while she's little. Hard to believe she'll be 2 on October 1st. She is my joy!

So that's all fron me this morning. Time to hit the shower, then hit the road. Be blessed in all you do today. Hug your babies, whether they be almost 2 or 52.

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