Tuesday, July 14, 2009
One Track Mind
Sometimes I think I'm out of touch with the world today and I don't like it and then sometimes I do like it. My modem broke and I almost got it repaired myself, but then I had to call in an expert. Now the modem I purchased is slower than the previous one. I downloaded Windows Explorer 8 and now my computer is even slower than before. And when you're on dial up any slower and you're at a standstill. I might need that computer expert back here again.
OK I twitter, but not really, I don't really get the twitter thing. I could spend the time to learn, but I don't have the time. Then there is face book, I signed up for an account but have never really used it and really feel I don't have time for it either. I do like my blog; it helps me organize my thoughts and every one's comments and advice are so helpful. I love talking virtually with potter's around the world. I also like all the blogs I read, I get to stay in touch with all the wonderful people I have met via the blog-a-sphere and keep abreast about what is happening in clay.
There are two big things getting in the way of where I want to be and what I want to do right now. One is my back which affects everything I do. The other is taking care of this property which I know contributes to my back problems. I don't want to do it any more. I want to move somewhere else so I can set up my dream studio. I also want to travel around a bit beforehand and Gary really wants to travel and move somewhere else too. Especially since he's been taking up much of the slack for me due to my back and now he is wearing down.
Over the last few weeks we have been whittling away (think Craig's list) some of our outdoor possessions in preparation for moving. We've been selling items which are too bulky to move like garden benches, plant stands, and various garden accoutrements. I also have seventeen boxes of garden and other books, yes seventeen, collected over the past 30 years that I need to deal with. I have the titles of three boxes typed up, just 14 more to go. I don't read them any longer and everything about plants is in my head anyway. If not I can always research it on the net. I would donate them, but I could actually use the money. Even at $3 dollars a book and lets say there are 12 books in each box, that's $612, nothing to scoff at. Think of all the mason stain colors I could purchase and I'd still have some money left over to pay a few bills. All this selling takes up quite a bit of time too, so I haven't gotten around to getting the PVC for my light box yet, which I'd much rather be doing.
We also (really Gary) took out five flower beds and one lavender section and we plan to take out another lavender section which will greatly reduce what I have to take care of. I already notice a difference in the workload. This comes just in the nick of time since this week is supposed to be triple digits all week long. Ugh!
Do you notice a recurring theme to this post? It all keeps coming back to clay for me. I just wanna make clay. Sing, "I just wanna make clay" to the song "Girls just wanna have fun". Truth is, that's what's fun for me. So often I have a one track mind and the other things in life seem like an unwelcome distraction. Thanks for being there and for listening, feel free to comment. Oh, I do have some clay related posts coming up, I promise.