4 minutes

Till my time is up with the babysitter.

I hate bad studio days. It’s like bad golf days, I figure, you want to play well, you know how to play well, but you are just off.

Today was an off day and I have so few studio hours it really sucks when it happens.

A razor blade, oddly, would have made a difference. But also, I dunno…just…I knew what I wanted to do, what I wanted the glass to do, but it mostly did not obey me.

It’s sunny, so maybe Derek and I will go out to a park this afternoon until it’s time to start thinking about dinner. But now, it’s time for a quick, big glass of water, and then little Derek is back in my charge, and my brain can stew over the fact that the studio time was quite lukewarm.

I did get some new things up on Etsy today, at least!

Yet another blog

For those of you who enjoy reading about my glass, I do have a glass-centric blog. I talk there a lot more about my process, shows, sales, techniques, and just that part of my life, my glass art biz and my love of the medium.

Art After the 9 to 5

In case you are interested. =)

Thursday is Derek’s first birthday! We are having a very small party that day, just my parents and us. Then a slightly larger one on Saturday, but still very small. We want simple.

DLJ’s parents can’t make it this week but will be here in September to see the little guy.

I took him to his Infant See eye appointment today. It went well, he had a good time, especially when he found the pedals that raise the eye exam chair up and down and kept making it go up and down, over and over. He is such a button/lever/switch freak!

Mint overload

I let my mint tea steep for the past 20 minutes, it’s a doozy of a cup of tea. MINTY!

Derek is snoozing, I started a bead on its electroforming journey in the studio. It’s so nice and clean down there. It got out of control this past year, with so little time I didn’t want to spend any cleaning, so I will now try to clean a little after every work session, and spend a little time Sunday night straightening.

No signs of mice, tho there WERE fresh nibbles on my shears…but that might have happened between Sunday and Wednesday…but still, if the door was shut, how did the mouse get back in? I cleaned up its nest behind the drawer, made of chewed up paper and insulation from the walls. I guess he lived there quite awhile. But Lolita got him in the end, being a cat, which is what she is.

It’s cloudy today, and cool. There is no usual Mom’s group as a lot of folks are out of town or have family visiting. One Mom wanted to go to the zoo, but I am planning on going Monday, so I that would be a lot of times in a week.

The weekend looks fairly fun yet simple. A birthday party on Sunday…and nothing else really planned. I am watching the cats for a friend this weekend, and maybe I will get some time listing some items and working on a developing web project, or another glass project. I sure keep busy, you’d think Derek would be enough!

I can’t believe he turns a year old on the 21st. How did that HAPPEN so fast? =)