Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Free To Be Me

I haven't put any pottery photos up in a while so I thought I'd show ya'll some recent things I have been working on.  At least, I don't think I've shown ya'll these things before.  I get confused about what I've put here and what I've put on Facebook (my pottery page) and I'm basically too lazy right now to try to go back and check.  So, here it is.  The pots with the holes in the lids are for honey, as you may have guessed.  Or mustard or any kind of sauce like that..but then the little bees wouldn't make as much sense.
Well, speaking of making sense, I may not make a lot tonight.  Oh, I know I don't normally anyway!  maybe a little less than normal.  See, I've been nursing a bad back again and a bad tooth for about a week.  I finally got in to the dentist today and turned out an old filling had to be replaced.  Tomorrow the trip to the doc is for the back and so tonight I'm kinda zoned on half a pain killer so I can rest.  At least the local anesthesia has worn off and I can close my right eye now.

So, I'm feeling a bit rough and may wander a bit in my posting.  We also had a Kitty Adoption party yesterday and gave away the little black and white kitty to some Russian friends.  That was a lot of fun.  However, I still have little koshka to find a home for.  We thought we had another taker but they backed out at the last minute.
One of my older hens, Bea, has been sick for about a week too.  Poor thing, she would just wander slowly about the yard for a bit in the morning and then sleep under a tree for the rest of the day.  I have never seen a chicken sleep face down on the ground before.  3 times I thought she was dead and would go over to pick her up and she would jump up and look at me like, 'what were you fixin' to do??!!'  Her comb got real pale and you could tell she just felt really bad.  I didn't know what to do or what was wrong with her so every day I just made her drink a little olive leaf powder and molasses in some water.  She has gradually gotten better and today she foraged all day with the other chickens, even running to get her share of some rice I cooked for them.  I think, from some stuff I read, she may have eaten something somewhat poisonous or something like that. 

 So, due to my back and company and rain that never seems to go away for long, I don't have any kitchen updates for ya'll tonight.  Maybe soon.  I did get my walls all closed up so the cabinets can be set but I think I showed that.  I plan on showing a lot of the kitchen work because I know I haven't done many house building post in a long time and that's what this blog is supposed to be about!  Of course, deviations from that subject is fine and this blog has evolved into just a "life" blog but I still feel it lacks some of the "umph" that it had when I first started.  I've turned into the boring, ol' married woman!!!  Agh!!!  and I'm not even married yet!!  Agh!!  Well, since I don't have the crazy, single life stories or the work stories anymore it seems kinda boring to me.  That's awful.  I don't feel my life is boring.  Maybe I just don't take time to properly write about it.  I think that's it.  Seems like I used to get comments from a number of other people too and that makes me feel like they got bored and left.  Of course, I KNOW that people's circumstances change; things happen, they develop different interests and such.  And I'm not complaining about ya'll that comment now!!  Please don't stop or think I don't want to hear from you.

Speaking of hearing from people, I have spoken to a number of people from my old company lately, just by chance.  Of course, none of us still work for that company so it's been nice to catch up and hear from all of them.  And it makes us all sad too that we don't work together any more and get to see each other.  It's made me seriously think of trying to organize a reunion of sorts for our old company maybe in the spring or around Christmas.  Before any more of us die or move away.  I think everybody would love to see each other.
Okay, so I think that is about all I have tonight.  I'm just getting lost in the fuzzies now.  I'll be back soon.


ErinFromIowa said...

Your pottery is awesome. The glazes are so perfectly suited to each piece.
Yes to the reunion! Then blog about it, with photos. :)

Woody said...

Good looking work Annie! We emptied out Rob's kiln last saturday in the rain. There was an abundance of very cool effects from the firing. There were only four pieces that were damaged/destroyed in the lot. You'll have to come up sometime for a firing.

Pablo said...

Your "oldest reader" just checking in. I come by every day, but I rarely have anything to add to your brilliant posts.

Jenn said...

I think Pablo mentioned you and I came over.

Don't always comment, sometimes visit rather sporadically and have to catch up, but always enjoy your company.


edifice rex said...

Hey Erin! thanks! yeah, if we had a reunion it would definitely be blog worthy.

Hey Woody! thanks! yeah, I would love to study with someone on wood firing; it's the one type we didn't have when I was in college and I would love to build a wood fired kiln here.

Hey Pablo! "brilliant"?? lol! you're sweet! maybe a little wacky, but sweet.

Hey Jenn! thanks! and I always enjoy your comments!

Rita said...

Annie, I really like seeing the pottery you are doing now. You keep doing better and better. Although I don't know much about pottery it seems your pieces might be bigger and more color than when you first began. I do love the simplicity of your first pieces too. So something for every body. Thanks for sharing them.

edifice rex said...

Hey Rita! thanks! the pieces are about the same size of what I've always done but you are right, they are a lot more colorful than they used to be. I have been making a concerted effort to add more color and life. Glad it's noticeable!

HermitJim said...

I always enjoy the beautiful pictures of your pottery! You really do some nice work, but I've told you that before!

Hope you get all the medical stuff fixed up soon!

Anonymous said...

I love your work and read your blog, too tired to comment a lot of days.
I had one of my clients make me some bowls. I tried to describe what I wanted. I was sorely disappointed in the outcome. I compared her work to yours automatically and I've only seen pictures of your work. Soon as I get ahead will order what I really like from you. I have the opportunity to see a lot of pottery and yours looks awesome.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice looking pottery pieces, Annie. Thanks for the updates. Sorry to read about the tooth and back problems coming at the same time. And yes Grenville and myself do check in and read your posts, but sometimes don't comment on everything. It's that way with lots of others I read too. Sometimes, we get so busy posting on our own blog too. And, we've learned that folks may read our blog, and yours as well, and just not comment. So just keep on doing what you enjoy and never be concerned about comments.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jim! thanks1 I appreciate your thoughts.

Hey Anon! thanks! sounds good.

Hey Bea! thanks! yeah, i'm not really concerned about people commenting; I just like to talk about it. lol!

Floridacracker said...

Take care of that back Wonder Woman!

edifice rex said...

Hey FC! I'm tryin' man! lol!