Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Long weekend recap

Finish worked....napped...pulled pork salad (which was really good, and no, I'm not on Atkin's or South Beach)...Borders...BOGO cherry cheesecake single-dip ice cream cone from Baskins-Robbins (remember the coupon--we used it)...bed... some reading...sleep in until time to go to first graduation open house...cake with blue frosting that makes BLUE TONGUES (Cool!)...stopping by second open house before church....go back to second open house for a Brazilian Churrasco (or BBQ) (Machine with virgin margharitas) ;o)....Steak, Couve (greens with garlic?), rice, WONDERFUL FRU FRU BRAZILIAN drink with FRESH strawberries, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, vodka, etc....Did I mention SAUSAGE? I LOVE sausage!!!

Oh yeah, our own personal YO-YO SHOW!!!

Sleeping in...More Reading/different book...getting up to make waffles........overdoing it on the treadmill so I need to take ANOTHER NAP! Spending quality time with my compost bin and worms......

Getting CHIGGERS!!! The ants come back!!! But then going to awesome Mem. Day Cookout and seeing the Cadillac of GRILLS in action!!! Rain....hail....rain again...whatever.

p.s. I used different tenses on purpose and know this all isn't proper English, but it was a long weekend, and I'm still relaxed!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ice cream and crock pots

Is there a Baskins-Robbins near you? If there is then click here for a coupon (buy one soft serve cone, get one free). It's good until May 27th.

Just found a blog where a lady is posting about her new year's resolution of using her crock pot everyday for a year. She even has a recipe for playdough made in one! Click here if you're interested.

NOTE TO HUSBAND: This doesn't mean I'm cooking tonight, but feel free to print off the ice cream coupon for us. Love you!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Raku firing

It ended up being a beautiful day on Sunday for the raku firing. We glazed the pots, put them in the kiln and waited for it to reach to 1,700 degrees F. Then they went into a metal trashcan with leaves, sawdust, etc. After the smoke cleared a little, they went into a water bath and then were scrubbed. One of my pieces cracked after it was submerged in water, but it was just glued back together. A good time was had by all!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

What I'm trying to remember...

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it. 1 Cor 10:13 MSG

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Plate, bowls, and wall vase

Stay tuned for a couple of raku pieces from a firing this coming Sunday! It should be fun!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Best Game Ever

This is dedicated to all you parents whose kids are in sports.

Tried to post this video a couple days ago and it wouldn't work. If you like this, check out the Improv Everwhere website and watch the Best Gig Ever. I'd also recommend Redheads protesting Wendy's.

Trying more Coyote glazes

Here are a few pieces that I tried out Coyote glazes on. The bluish one is "Blue/Purple" and was a bit too thick (even though I used the same number of coats as the other pieces). The other two are "Crazed Copper". They came out once and I didn't see the glaze crazing or crackling, so tried it again and still don't see crackles.

This is a plate I was practicing for whenever I get around to the communion set. It wasn't this flat and I tried to trim it when it was too wet, so know I call it my "non-pea plate" because the peas would just roll off of it.

...And that's my commentary.

Saving the Earth one bag at a time...

I finally remembered to use my Envirosax bag at my local supermarket. It's been in my purse ever since I got back from Lawrence a few weeks ago and forgot to pull it out. Anyway, when I pulled it out and gave it to the sacking girls, they both gave me a funny look like this hadn't happened to them before. Guess I surprised them by not using one of the reusable bags with the store name on it....or maybe it was the bag itself.

Yes, I'm saving the Earth only one bag at a time, since I only used one bag and chose plastic for the others.

p.s. Here's my weird environmental tip I will share. I cut the dryer sheets in half and use one-half per load which still gets the static out. Sometimes the fragrance can be stinky to me if my allergies are bothering me, so this cuts down the smelliness...but then I guess I could just use fabric softener and forgo the sheets....maybe next Earth Day.