Coffee in the Los Angeles mug, the sound of dogs chomping kibble and the in-laws chortling at the cat for music. The studio is (mostly) moved, the signed copies of the book go out tomorrow (when the boxes for them arrive), I did not have to go for jury duty today, and the first review came in on Amazon over the weekend. No, it's not a plant, and I am over the moon!
While I took the weekend off from glass, the electrician finished the last of the studio wiring including the gallery room. As I don't have jury duty today I am going to finish painting the office, put together the rest of the shelves, put away the rest of the 5-lb jars of frit and unpack the case of glass that arrived last week (the week before?). I'm also going to move the finished inventory over to the studio and ship the last two orders I made before the move. And I don't even have to work alone! Dee is coming down again today to help me get set up. I am truly a fortunate one.
I have decided not to have a studio open house/book signing party this weekend--it's just too much to pull off in too little time. If I had an assistant and a good mailing database I could do it no sweat, but I just don't have time to get the studio up and running and organize a social event. then there's the fact that I don't currently have *any* finished inventory so I would have to make all the work for the gallery this week too... Bleh.
Now off to take the in-laws to the airport and mail off a copy of the book to be reviewed for the next issue of Glass Craftsman. Gulp.