today feels like a monday because we had a four day weekend- always lovely until you get back to reality and realize- OH! There's much work to do. I spent some time this morning doing a small glaze load- some promotional items for a private school in town, and a few pieces I'd like to ship to clients later this week. Before I head back upstairs to throw, I'm making a big lunch.
I have always been something of a foodie- I started cooking for myself well before my teenaged years (not always successful- I once substituted cocoa powder for pudding in a cake. I served it to my family. They were not pleased) When I taught on a contract basis- going into schools- I always brought interesting lunches because they were leftovers. For some reason, I left off feeding myself well when I began working from home, oh, five years ago. I'd reheat leftovers, but rarely until I was so famished because I'd forgotten to eat. I'm trying to do better in that regard, so as I type I'm cooking some leeks and some quinoa. After I finish loading the kiln, I'll slice up some yellow bell peppers and crumble some goat cheese to make a big pot of quinoa pilaf to eat this week. A friend gave me a huge batch of basil early this fall, most of which I sliced and froze in a vacuum seal bag. I'll add some of that.
Later this week I'm heading to Nashville to get more clay. I have one box left from the batch I picked up in November, and a few bags of reclaimed clay. Much work to do! Have a lovely week, friends.