Here's the recap ..... And I wonder where October went!
Let's just talk about October and the best holiday on the calendar, Halloween! We, two old people, live in the old caretakers house across from an old cemetery, catch the drift here? What is better on Halloween?! Some years we get loads of kids and this year we didn't. But we had candy for loads of kids! It's in a big bowl by the front door, when Halloween is over we leave our lights on an extra hour hoping there might be a few lagging beggars, nope! The light gets turned out, do we move the bowl? Nope. What do I have to walk past every time I get the mail or go to bed or get coffee in the morning? Yup, the bowl....... Which after a week, is empty and the two old people who live in the old house across from the old cemetery can't bend over without grunting, all in seven days. It's like we were bulking up for Armageddon or just winter. Isn't there a rule somewhere, if a candy bar doesn't have Carmel it doesn't count..... So that left Kit Kats and Reese Cups (peanut butter flavored crisco,dunked in chocolate) who can resist those? And what about all those tiny wrappers? I think I tucked ten in my sock so I couldn't count.
And if things couldn't get any scarier we had an election a few days later! I vote, I always vote, you can't bitch if you don't vote and I rock the bitch end. Our little local election all in all went well, sort of, no big surprises and the school levy passed. We have voted in the same place for 30 years. There were always the old retired librarians. The ladies that normally sitat the table with their thermos of coffee and tin lined with waxed paper and homemade cookies wasn't there this time. Different worker bees, turnover I guess. A lovely woman escorted me to the ballot box and talked the entire time. Arriving at the ballot box she announced: well I'm not gonna tell ya who to vote for but just do your Christian thing! Whaaaaat?! I voted and ran away. Nothing is sacred anymore, not the voting booth and not politics as I just heard a certain Republican candidate preach about the pyramids being built so Joseph could store grain for his people not bury a bunch of dead Pharaoh's. It's science people! What happened to science? And you can't possibly run a country on fairy tales! I am so tired of shaking my wand at people it ridiculous!
And speaking of ridiculous...... I was asked to send a carved teapot and tea bowl to a lovely show. Great exposure, yadda yadda yadda. Price for both; $205 total. Last week I received a check in the mail for $95. Commission over 50% and I paid the shipping..... Awesome, my ego thanks you, my other self needs to pay the electric bill.
School, great tests from the kiln last week!
So much information! Glaze post this weekend for anyone interested!
Working into the wee hours this past week too.
I hit the bed around midnight and dead sleep until at 2:30, some creature was scurrying around and woke me up. It's fall, everybody wants a bed and a candy bar. I have been up for two nights trying to figure out what it is and exactly where it is. This morning I lay in the darkness with a flashlight clutched to my chest and I heard it! Zapp, flashlight on and nothing is there. I am loosing my marbles because I am stealth! Turn off the light and lay in wait.... Thank god it was a flashlight and not a bazooka, the house would be leveled. This went on for two hours while Butch sawed logs, big logs. What animal would even venture into this house with noise like that? I have set traps and still nothing. I think it's between the floor and the ceiling, I think it's an elephant.
And I can't help thinking in the darkness, I bet he is chewing on all that wiring we just put in, mmmmmm tasty new plastic. I am on high alert for smoke, scurrying, voltage zaps and I am sleep deprived..... Stay tuned.....
In other news..... I'm back to making yogurt and trying my hand at lacto fermented sauerkraut. Yup, riveting stuff here!