Good morning, everyone. It seems to have turned quite cold here, so cold that I have turned the heating on. In May!
Yesterday was a really busy day. I did the school visit (fun again), did a bit of shopping, picked up some shoes and my prescription before coming home for lunch and planning. Tuition was, as always, interesting. Then I went to vote and to be weighed (same place, different rooms) and that was when my world crashed. Oh, OK, so I'm being overly dramatic, but I've gained more weight and this time I truly wasn't expecting it, I was expecting to lose. So a bit of a shock really, made all the worse because I have gone into the next stone up! Oh, blimey!!!
After that, in no positive frame of mind, I went off to pottery. A new group to me but they all seem very pleasant. The glaze I needed hadn't come so I couldn't do that, but I did neaten up another leaf for my set of coasters ready for firing and then thought about what I want to make next. I think it will be a leaf bowl - a bowl made from leaf shapes, moulded in a plaster shape. I didn't have the leaf shape ready so had a practise with an old template and I think it will work OK. Ideally, I would go out for a walk and select some real leaves to press print but it's the wrong time of year for that! My practice attempt ended up back in the bag again but I do think I know where I'm going with it. I also picked up three pendants that I glazed last term - I'd take a photo but I left the pottery bag in the car and I'm not dressed yet so I will edit this later on.
The new bathroom is on schedule so Matt will be starting on Tuesday. I have no idea when/how I will have washing facilities so may HAVE to go swimming so I can have a shower afterwards. Not such a bad thing as it will get me back into the way of it, I'm hoping.
I also heard from the upholsterers who has my dining chairs for repair. They're coming back on Tuesday too.
I was still quite stressed in my mind and didn't sleep all that well so today will be a bit of a dozy day, I suspect.
I need to sort out the clutter so my lovely cleaner can do her work properly and I need to pack as I'm up to Dad's this weekend. We're out to the Millstream this evening - lousy timing but can't be helped. I will just have to be very strict with myself for the rest of the week until next Wednesday's weigh in, that's all.
And I MUST cheer up! :-)
Have a great day! xx