Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Hot buns in the oven, ice on the ground
I tell you what, I am going to pull myself apart if Mother Nature doesn't get over being pissed off and sends us some pretty weather! (insert southern white girl accent here!)
I am bored out of my mind staying in this house or indoors at all, I want OUT! but I am not going out in the ice and rain, sorry, already done that, tired of it. I would go out in the snow, but sleet falling on you is the worst!
I have painted most all of the walls in our house white this past week, hoping for some brightness in my world, I have made soups to warm us, I have had enough tea to float a boat, and I am now taking naps. I NEVER take naps. I can't seem to drag myself into any room that has art making supplies, I simply walk into the kitchen 50 times a day and eat something or head for the sofa. I'm spending time doing all the things indoors that I have neglected because of clay and it's insistence for attention the past few years. It's good to do this, good to have this time. I like not being obsessed with clay right now.
Gerry and I have been serious blobs this week. He is worn out from shooting ACC basketball and working 15 hour days, run down.... he went to the doc this week to make sure it wasn't something serious, you know, because he uses the internet for diagnosis and it's always a terminal illness when you do this! It wasn't serious, but he needs a break from March Madness. I don't really know what I need a break from except maybe cabin fever!
I do have this new found love of baking bread. I bake it all the time now. It really works well with the Weight Watchers program haha! I was using the artisan bread in minutes recipe and still love it, but a couple of nights ago around 3am while surfing around in the wonderful world of new blogs I have found (yes, I have gone looking for new blogs since so many potters have abandoned me for that hateful F-book, and yes, I still don't sleep)
I came across THIS recipe for easy white bread and tonight I made homemade buns and lentil/veggie burgers. I astounded myself. They were really good! Not the frozen store bought veggie burger, not the sort of already stale hamburger bun in the plastic bag. Warm buns right from the oven, burgers whose ingredients were obvious from the chunks of carrot and zucchini and lentils. Yummmm!!
The weather channels are promising some warm days coming up and I have this yearning to throw some bowls on my wheel, so here's hoping the weather will give me a short window to get out in my studio. I remember a time when I would work in the freezing cold, fingers and back aching and even when I got in the hottest shower I could stand I wouldn't warm up. Gone are those days. I know you serious potters that truly make your living with clay are laughing at me and I hear ya and God bless you for having the fortitude to stick with it in this weather. However, I'm not out to prove anything anymore, I have limitations and I am not trying to keep up with the movers and shakers in the pottery world (HA! don't get me started...) I am happy with my blob state right now, and my tiny little bank account (if you can even call it that)
......but I really really want to see what a blue sky looks like, it's a faint memory.........