Thursday, March 13, 2008

Single Motherhood and the Glass Artist

Coffee in the Austin skyline mug, "Nightswimming" by R.E.M on iTunes, both for my spouse who is IN Austin and who will probably see R.E.M. tonight. *sigh*

I finally cancelled the oh-so-horrible EZNet website and when it went away so did the header on my blog. Got a new one up last night. It's not perfect, but it'll do. Like it? Also got more markers on my gallery map on the studio website. Waiting on the afore-mentioned spouse (java coder extraordinnaire) to figure out how to get the gallery urls and phone numbers to show up in the info boxes, and how to get the info boxes to show on mouseover. Maybe I'll send him a link to the googlemaps api docs.

Yesterday was a hard day for the J. First she got up at 6:30 am to take her daddy to the airport, then she was supposed to have a playdate with a friend after school (the friend's mother was to pick them both up) and the mother didn't pick up the friend, the grandfather did and he didn't take Jessie. So she had to wait for me at school till I could get there for her. Then I bumped into her in the kilnroom and she fell into the side of the kiln and scratched her neck. Too much trauma, not enough sleep. She curled up in the big, green studio chair under a fuzzy blanket and napped for a couple of hours. I got the kiln load in in peace--and DHL didn't show up till I called to remind them I had a shipment to pick up. Shades of service to come?

Today is the once-every-five-week-Thursday-from-hell+cleaning people and it's scheduled from first thing this morning till ballet ends at 6:00 pm. Add two firings, shipments to prepare for tomorrow and the big Home Depot list to make (I have too much going today and have to reschedule the run till tomorrow--with the J as she HAS NO SCHOOL!)... I'm going to be hopping. I don't know how single mothers do it!


Bill said...

They do it with total exhaustion.

Brenda Griffith said...

I can so relate.

Dee said...

we do it with kids that learn not to irritate mommy ;) or they learn to nap at the store ;)