Friday, 15 November 2013

On Being a Martyr

Today I'm frantically cleaning my house and setting up pottery on every surface in preparation for my annual Christmas pottery sale/open house.  My studio is quite small so I have to set up in the house which means the dog hair and dust have to go.  In the past when my mother would ask if I wanted her to come over and help me get ready I would decline thinking I really shouldn't ask anyone else to clean up for me...this year I decided to take Mom up on her offer.  She arrived this morning...and washed my windows..they look amazing..then she dusted every surface while I did the floors..I could get used to this.  Next time she asks if she can do something..."hell yeah" will be my response.
Someone is not impressed with his nap time being disrupted and the chaos, and vacuuming...but mostly because his dog bed is in the washer and he has nowhere soft to sleep.

Monday, 11 November 2013

10 on 10 November 2013

Joining with Rebecca at "A Bit Of Sunshine" today  for 10 on 10 where you snap 10 pictures throughout the day.

#1 We woke up to a bit of snow

#2 Gloomy morning

#3 Crabapples

#4 Kiln loaded..preparing for my Christmas sale next week at the studio

#5 Sleepy kitty

#6 Bread baking

#7 Waterproofing boots

#8 Someone wants in

#9 Pizza in cast iron

#10 Clay order arrived

Thursday, 7 November 2013


Well I knew the beautiful Fall weather couldn't last forever and this week it's starting to feel a lot more like winter.  There has been a skim of ice on the skating pond in the morning and I had to dig out the car windshield scraper...but no snow...yet.  With the time change last weekend it gets dark at 6 pm, which leaves long evenings for this

And supper looks like this:

The screens and Adirondack chairs on the verandah have been replaced by this:

The season of flannel has returned to our bedroom:

I hate to admit it but I'm not really dreading Winter....but check back in with me in February...I'll probably change my mind.