... Or something along those lines. Actually, with me I think it's more like, when I laugh everybody starts backing away slowly and easing on down the walk. So, in case anybody was wondering, yes, that last post was meant to be funny. I'm to the point now where you just have to laugh and make fun of things to keep from crying...or pulling your hair out.
But in good news, I did manage to complete that firing and it all came out fairly well. I was also pleased with a couple of new glazes that I had tested before but until now had not used on a whole piece. My lower back is still not letting up on the pain so I had to get Jack to go with me into Birmingham to make the deliveries but he is always willing to help. I can drive okay but could not pick up the crates that I haul my pottery in once they are packed.
So, we delivered a fair size load to Alabama Goods (one of my retail stores) and they were excited to get the stuff. I could see why too because I really had very little inventory left there. I didn't realize I had gotten that low. I'm really going to try to get out another good size firing before Christmas for them.
I thought this goldish glaze went right nicely with the red and black.
Lots and lots of new mugs. They are very popular for Christmas gifts.
This is a honey pot in case you were wondering why it has that notch in the lid. That's where the honey dipper rests and the handle can stick out.
So, due to circumstances there is not a lot for me to write about, as far as things going on around here. I had a number of things planned to start on but until my lower back improves I will not be starting any new projects. Right now I think I flop back and forth between defiance and joking to almost despair and depression. But I know it's just the pain talking. It does wear on you. Makes you silly sometimes and pissy as hell the next. But whatdya do?? You have to just keep going and trying. Something has to give eventually.
Some of you that have followed the house building part for some time may know I don't have a bath tub in this house yet. Only have a shower right now. So Jack fixed me a make-due tub in the basement so that I could soak my back, which usually helps. It's not exactly a jacuzzi by the fireplace, more like a horse trough by the wood-burning stove.... but it sure feels good. Doesn't seem to help any....but it does feel good. Chigger seems to think I may have lost it but we have fun soaking and listening to Christmas music.