Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I Wear Many Hats (Shoes, Socks, Scarves...)

Coffee in the Chicago skyline mug, "Watershed" by the Indigo Girls on iTunes. No post yesterday as I was On Vacation. We went to Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina and it was simply lovely. It took me back to the weekends of my childhood when I either camped by the Lochsa river with my parents or went to my grandparents' place on Flathead Lake.

Now several hours later I might actually get this posted! Jessie caught a cold on the beach and is home today with a fever of 102 so work in the studio has been delayed. I am starting a sore throat as I write. I can't even remember what I was going to write today. The day is a jumble of glass artist, Mommy, summer vacation manager, human being. I talk with another artist about collaborative work and advertising for half an hour, then I look at cabin rentals on Hunting Island for future weekend getaways, then I give my child aspirin and wipe her face to help soothe her fever, then I diddle with the network which keeps dropping my connection... Days like this make me wonder how people actually manage to work at home. It is so hard to keep the separation of activity and mindset when the living and working spaces are so closely aligned. I crave a solid block of time doing one thing--preferably a glass thing (though I find myself obsessed with booking cabins in South Carolina state parks today...).

Now it is mid-afternoon, I still haven't posted--nor have I been down to the studio yet and I have an order to pack and ship and another one to deliver before the day is out. South Carolina can wait. J seems to feel better so I am going to leave her watching a movie while I head down to the studio.


Bill Paley said...

Don't give you child ASPIRIN!!!!


Brenda Griffith said...

Sorry, that was a silly one. I give her Children's Tylenol. I read about the aspirin problem last fall.

It's amazing we lived to adulthood what with the lack of seat belts, bicycle helmets, knowledge about the danger of aspirin, and riding in the back of pick-up trucks down the highway!