managing expectations


managing expectations
Originally uploaded by Bridgman Pottery
So, these are the berry bowls that were going to be fired. That one in the corner that looks intact? It isn't. Big hunk missing from the rim. There were a dozen. Plus a nice fern platter. Little boy started throwing up early this morning, so I'd called the swimming teacher to reschedule our lessons. The phone rang as I was walking out the door. I put the tray down on the shelf/ledge (normally wide and sturdy enough for the load), to get the phone, then I heard the crash. How nice to lose $250 and disappoint a half-dozen people in one second.

So my day's plans have changed somewhat. And it wasn't even the swimming teacher on the phone. I guess this is why we have answering machines?