And I am celebrating with strong, real, coffee with Belgian toffee creamer, sweet Italian cream creamer, regular coffee mate, and a shot of whipped cream to top it off in the New Orleans skyline mug. If you are not on the Siyeh Glass mailing list (shame on you!--sign up here) you can see it on-line here. Whew. I'm exhausted. First the Vertical Response system--like a bad Spaniel acting out because his people left him home alone--ate my first version. I spent two hours writing that version and it was all 100% *gone*. I was transported back to the early 90's when not saving a document every five seconds was a recipe for certain disaster. I have become complacent with the automatic autosave option on almost every application I use. I have also smugly relied on Mac software not crashing or randomly restarting (as Windows did/does). Say what you will about Mac hardware (and believe me, I do), software built on their platform is usually sound.
Yesterday was my wake-up call though, and I was up writing (and saving--and taking a screen capture before saving as saving sometimes behaved weirdly and I lost a bit of data during a couple of saves) till after midnight-thirty. But I got it out, I'm happy with it, but I need to say more... What's new?
Today, renewed, I FINISH the summer camp info sheet and get it to Michael for the web. I also make a couple of slideshows for last weekend's date night and date morning. Then, while I'm still feeling the newsletter victory flush, I'll get back to the class schedule.
The problem with the class schedule is that there are so many things I want to do/teach, and I want to do them all NOW. Why is that a problem? Well, I also have a production studio to run, orders to fill, and a life (and family) outside the studio. Not to mention a garden which needs another bathouse and a big pond with a waterfall, a bog section for bio-filtration, fish, a fused glass mosaic wall on one side a rock garden on the other. Not that I'm pulled in too many directions or anything (wow is that good coffee!)...