Busy Bee

As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in Cat’s Cradle, “Busy, busy, busy!”  The phrase Busy, busy, busy is what a Bokononist whispers whenever he thinks about how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.

As I sit and write the heat of the day dwindles, songbirds sing, black flies are buzzing and biting, geese overhead are honking and the tulips in my garden are in full bloom.

Life really is unpredictable, to say the least.  Work in the pottery is busy, but slow.

There are so many facets to my life.  I’m trying to live as healthy of a life as one can and for me that includes exercising every day, eating home cooked meals that are well-thought out and planned, singing in the local choir (because I hate Sudoku and this is a way for me to give my brain and my vocal cords a workout) and keeping things ticking in the pottery and in my home.

Spring cleaning?  Ha ha!!  Gardening?  Yes!  I love my flowers as you may recall from a previous blog, and this year as my way of greening the earth a little bit more I’m planting a veggie garden.  I would like easier access to organic vegetables and this is one way to get it. I just hope I don’t have to battle the wildlife for my lettuce, chard, beans and tomatoes!

Projects in the pottery are coming along, but not exactly the full tilt boogie that I’d hoped for.  Things happen, ya know?  Like today I ran out of homemade granola, so after making room on the kitchen counter for the mixing and baking of the granola by doing a huge load of dishes, the granola ingredients were weighed, measured, mixed and then into the oven it went.  During the baking I took care of some business email.

After the granola came out of the oven I braved the outdoors, now thick with black flies out here in the country, and went for a run.  Upon returning I had a quick shower and bite to eat and headed to town for my annual dental check up and cleaning then back home to hopefully get in an hour in the pottery, but I opted to write this blog instead because I knew that if I started in on the clay work that it wouldn’t get finished before I had to head out to town again for choir practice.

Sigh!  So now it’s time to go.  I have choir practice tomorrow too and our spring concert is on Thursday night.  Somewhere in the ongoing buzz of life I will get those saucers trimmed and that handle put on the jug and the dinner and luncheon plates made.

In the meantime I’m inviting you all to visit my brand new online boutique!  That’s what we’ve been working on since February.  Let me know what you think of it.

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