The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4118333
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
30-Aug-21 - 08:06 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021

Taking a break after several days of stretching and bending exercising! - putting things on floor, picking things up, moving trays of pottery in progress from shelf to shelf as it progressed from bisque to glaze ready to glazed to fired to LR to label and pack for shop. I am feeling more limber - after I manage to get out of bed and get moving in increments...

I took the last boxes to the Shop yesterday just in time to find a customer liking a teal/white bowl and was able to show her the new ones "hot out of the kiln". She bought several! And Pat gave me my $$$ for the last while. This is working so well! People come in to see pots "They really like your pottery!" and the shop is full of a huge variety of stuff! And I can enjoy making pots without them filling my home! Labour Day weekend should be good as cottagers and travelers are heading home.

And I have 8 beautiful mugs to take to my customers in QC! Improved tech skill: photos with name of colour written on pic! Text to person! Plan to do more pics like that! Also figured out - finally!!! how to move pics from phone to computer! After two years of frustration!

Did a last bit of trimming today, an hour or so and a bit more organizing of clays and studio and QUIT! Have a plan to organize studio better but next trip! A couple errands in town, including finding 3 more books at thrift shop, then home and resting up.

Cooler, less humid and the next few days are looking good. Hope to be able to throw some mugs in QC.

An hour drive tomorrow - each way - to visit a 90 year old friend and her son, friends of 38 years - 38 years of visiting her and husband on Elephant Lake! With the thought that this could be the last time; she is moving back to winter quarters, farther away. Almost a year since husband died... She is so fortunate to have family to care for her! She says she is "confused" all the time. Covid or not, I shall be giving her a big hug.

Then back to QC on Weds. Starting to pack the car -after I get back tomorrow; most is stashed in a corner of the LR, ready. Wonder what I might forget this time!