As a one-woman show sometimes I drop the ball. Hopefully those I may have kept waiting will be understanding and forgiving of me.
Lately life has been hectic. On the last day of our annual summer sale (June 21-22) during our BBQ, our deck caved in on one corner (thankfully no one was hurt!) and the very next day we received our niece and her best friend, who’d both turned 14 years old in mid- June, for a week long visit.
While my husband was hard at work restoring the deck to its usual height and making it more stable (wood rot was the culprit) I entertained and cared for the girls. I had no earthly idea how much having two teenagers in my home would tire me out…and those girls were relaxing!! We went to the city on a rainy day to the National Art Gallery and once went to town to shop. I also took them into the pottery studio on two of the days they spent with us to do some hand building and they learned how to throw a pot on the wheel.
The girls loved kayaking on the lake best, trying to stand up and balance on the little boats. They liked my cooking second best. 😀 They really liked making pottery too and we had lots of great moments of complete ridiculousness! Yes, I too can run around my kitchen flailing my best T-Rex arms shouting, “Make haste! Make haste!” (In reference to a somewhat entertaining movie called “Austenland.”)
After the week with the girls we were off to Winnipeg for 5 days for my cousin’s wedding and to visit our family and friends. I’ve had little chance to work with all that’s been going on, but that’s what summer vacation is all about right? Taking time off from work.
All of this to tell you about what kept me so busy that I let my duties slip. Well, I had a draw for a $50 gift certificate on June 23rd and have yet to announce the winner! Oh dear me! How awful to keep you all in suspense. Krys from Gatineau wins!! Congratulations Krys!
By the way, if you are out in Mayo this weekend the municipality of Mayo is celebrating the 150th Anniversary. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. at the municipal park on Hwy 315 at Murphy Road. There is a pig roast at 5 p.m. and tickets for the dinner are around $12 I believe. There will be some local artists (like me!) at the event selling our art from 2 p.m. until our customers stop buying stuff, there will be 3 bands playing that night also. Should be fun! Come out and seeeeee meeeeee!!
It’s back to the workshop for me now. I have dinnerware orders to fill and coffee mugs to make. Maybe some teapots too. And I just went on a walk plucking leaves to roll into soft clay and build into jars and plates.