Coffee in the Alaska skyline mug, "Cloudy This Morning" by George Winston on iTunes. It's 8:00 am and I am beginning my work day. Jessie started school a couple of weeks ago and, true to small child form, brought home a horrible cold last week. I succumbed yesterday and spent the day moping around with a headache and no energy. Today, in preparation for a big Kavarna day tomorrow, I have to fire lots of pieces--probably three full loads. Tomorrow at Kavarna I finish the designs for the hanukiah and the studio sidelights, and I update my website.
I have to wonder, as I re-read what I just wrote, how many times I have written those exact same items on my must-do-today-or-tomorrow list. There is a tidal motion to work in the studio, a great surge of things that MUST be finished followed by the gentle susurration of water on sand or breath exhaling when the rush is over and they are done. Then, after an all-to-brief pause, the momentum builds again culminating in another thunderous rush of froth and pounding surf. Days like today I wish I could run a business/have a life that was a little more regular and calm and a little less fits and spurts.
But enough whining. As Dave likes to say, No solution, (therefore) no problem. Off to heat up the studio.