Just got back from a beautiful wedding in Waxahachie, Texas.  Got to visit with my dad and my stepmom, and some of my extended family (Hi Aunt Teri and Kelly!) which was so much fun!  And brought back a lovely (sarcasm) souvenir from Texas- a wicked bad cold  (as they say in the Rhode Island parlance).  But, mom and potter duties do not stop for illness- first thing on the agenda was to get Katie to DMV for her road test.  Yup, the Gonzalez family has  another driver now- so beware!  I do have to say that after 3 days I have noticed that I have MUCH more free time:

“Oh rats!  I forgot to buy milk!”

“I’ll go get it!”

“Who’s going to pick John up from work?”

“Me!  Me!”

You get the picture.

The second thing was Junior Prom.  Having never attended a prom or dance of any sort, I neglected to order John a tux, so that was a high priority.  Luckily the local tux rental is used to dealing with procrastinators.  Then came Katie’s needs- shoes, makeup, etc. etc. etc. etc. ad infinitum.  Oi.  I’ll say it again- boys are so easy.

The final thing was that I have been throwing and glazing and torching every day to get ready for the annual Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival (scroll down to May 19).  I am making an enormous amount of yarn bowls- plain and with sheep, flowers, and lotsa dots.  Also a bunch of sheepy mugs and some new glass items- glass buttons and stitch markers (I sent my beads to the lovely Sue of Pink Lemonade to wire them into stitch marker loops for me because I don’t “do” jewelry or metal or wire work).  If I have time, I might make some ceramic buttons as well!

So, I’ll sign off and head to the dungeon with kleenex box in hand.  If you need me, just follow the coughing, sneezing and whining sounds coming from the basement…