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Work on a Day Off
Thursday, July 04, 2013      3 comments

Since I took on the job at summer school, I have to take advantage of what little time remains to work in the clay. So last night I glazed and fired what was in the kiln from before, and today I am underglazing. It's kinda damp out, so I'm deali... Read more
Top Ten Fourth of July Jokes
Thursday, July 04, 2013      8 comments

Not to be irreverent of the great sacrifices made in the founding of this nation. But I got these in my email today from (Good Clean Funnies List). Happy Independence Day - May we live worthy of the freedom we've received. Top Ten ... Read more
Earning My Keep
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      4 comments

I am a Level III certified Teacher Assistant (TA) - not a teacher (although I have had experience teaching art and Spanish in private schools). During the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year, I was assigned to a computer lab for Online C... Read more
Saturday, June 29, 2013      3 comments

So yesterday I did some underglazing, and today I did more, and as I write, the first load is in the kiln. And I also was able to get on the bike for a half hour. And the evening is early. I was going to take Glitterfairy77 to church tonight ... Read more
Bad News, Good News.
Thursday, June 27, 2013      10 comments

First the bad news, 'cause I like to end on a positive note. At the meeting at school I learned that, rather than the 4 hours I thought I'd be working daily, it's SIX hours, from 8 to 2. This cuts into clay time. In fact, it's just an hour les... Read more
Bread of Life
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      4 comments

Many thanks to SparkBuddy DIANEMAR for her frequent devotional postings on the team Girls of God. Today's had to do with Jesus as the Bread of Life, and it reminded me of a friend of mine in Iquitos, Peru. I could have just posted this to our Ge... Read more
A Little Outreach
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      1 comments

I was on Facebook this morning when my student-friend, the lad who occasionally comes to church with me, came on and greeted me. Since we haven't seen much of each other since exams started, I asked if he wanted to come and hang out. I did warn ... Read more
Special of the Day
Monday, June 24, 2013      4 comments

I planned to focus on making what I term "Mostly Woodsy" (mainly North American mammals) but because foxes were first on my mental "to do" list, and people who like foxes also often like Pembroke Corgis, and I KNEW I was low on THOSE (though I h... Read more
Ireland! Yay!
Sunday, June 23, 2013      8 comments

Earlier this year I had begun to think about going to Ireland NEXT year, to visit my daughter whom I haven't seen since I visited around Christmas in 2011 when they were still in Rhode Island at one of Rhode Island's lighthouses with my dau... Read more
Reptiles and a Fish
Friday, June 21, 2013      5 comments

Those of us who didn't have an afternoon assignment were allowed to "bounce" yesterday. So I went home and hauled a table out to the front porch, and my clay and tools and such, and set about to add to my stock. I have numerous reference books -... Read more
20/20 Hindsight
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      6 comments

Oh, I have learned to give thanks to the Lord in ALL things, even when my plans don't come to fruition, because invariably something else in GOD'S plan comes about that was much better than MINE. I really had thought that Levi and I would get... Read more
Romans 7:14-25
Sunday, June 16, 2013      4 comments

My grandson made a Father's Day card today, and being but 7 years old, he asked me to help him with the spelling. So to simplify things, I had him dictate, and I wrote it out, so he could copy it. But what he wanted to write broke my heart for h... Read more
I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Phil. 4:13)
Friday, June 14, 2013      5 comments

Here are some things I discovered I could do through Christ. I can mount up steep river banks and descend them, with a helping hand or two for balance. I can walk up steep sandy hills without getting tired...much. I can get in and out of b... Read more
A Heritage from the Lord
Sunday, June 02, 2013      4 comments

I wanted to have LOTS of kids. But because of C-sections, I stopped after the third - which was actually my fourth, because the first was stillborn (cord accident despite emergency C-section). But the Lord has given me a great number of "spiritu... Read more
Sunday, May 26, 2013      4 comments

Col. 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Well, I'm REALLY getting knit ... Read more

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