I know, I know, it's a bit early to be planning summer vacation, but it looks like there might not be one for us in 2010. Not because of anything bad, quite the contrary! Wesley has been nominated for Governor's School!! Huge honor, she and one other kid at her school were chosen for nomination and only 800 from North Carolina get in. She is busy working on her essays and application, more work than I ever did for a job interview, honestly! But the bad news is, if she gets selected it will be for six weeks this summer. We were hoping to go back to Bonnaroo, but it's at the same time, so I doubt it's going to happen. I love this photo from Bonnaroo, buying beads from this sweet little lady from Japan.
I had big plans for this week, by now I should have boards of mugs and bowls ready to fire in a bisque by the weekend. Well, I sqeezed in 6 mugs, three bowls and one vase along with getting my tires rotated, oil changed, car inspection done, turn signal light replaced, grocery shopping, mixing glazes, picking up my student's work to fire on Thursday which is probably not going to happen because the rains are coming again, and many other things that the one in the family without a full time job (that would be me) gets to do. I wish I could have one full week to walk in to my studio, work for 5-6 hours without interruption and just see what happens. You know what I need? A WIFE! I added up my receipts from the Farmer's Market this summer, Festifall, and the things I sold to the NC Craft Gallery, and if I could have the time I need to really work, I could actually make this happen. I did ok without a huge amount of inventory and very few outlets and not a lot of effort. Time to get serious, I'm getting through the holidays and then I am getting a realistic plan together for 2010.