Good morning, everyone. It's cold here, below freezing, but there's no mist, unlike yesterday evening driving home from pottery. It was quite spooky as the mist started about two or three car heights above the road but below the lamp posts so the light was shining down on mist while the road was clear. Very beautiful in its own way.
Yesterday was a really lovely, sunny day. The drive over to Val's was quick and the roads were pretty clear all the way There was no time even to take off my shoes when I got there as we went straight out to walk down to a coffee bar in the village run by the village church. It was a lovely little place and the coffee was excellent as well as being amazing value. We walked back to Val's another way which took us through a housing estate so I got my daily walk.
And we talked and talked and talked.
The drive home was equally clear and speedy.
Next was tuition and then pottery. Beth did take a photo but hasn't sent it over yet but I made another candle stand, taller than last week's one and similar style. Being taller, it was quite tricky to fit together but I did it in the end and now it's drying, ready for smoothing off next week, although I did as much as I could yesterday.
I think I will keep the top curved part (where the candle sits) separate from the base and glaze the three in different, toning glazes, so the top can match the bottom or I can move the tops round. As long as the colours tone and they stay together, mnixing the top and the base should look quite good. I hope . . .
Today's there's one biggie, not a nice one either. Midday will find me in the dentists, having the two stumps taken out as a first step to the implants. The two teeth either side of the gap that the bridge was fastened to are what what broke, not the bridge itself, and they have to come out today
So there's a nasty lump of dread in my tum right now.
It can't be nice, being a dentist and knowing that people fear you (or what you do) and dread seeing you.
Beth's taking me and bringing me home again so I don't have to drive - so kind of her - and the rest of the day and, in fact, the whole weekend is all clear of any engagements.
Early this morning I'm off the Aldi to do a shop so, unless I feel like it, I don't have to go out at all in the next few days but I bet I will and everything will go smoothly. I'm just a worrier sometimes.
Wish me luck!