the week begins

good morning!  I hope you had a good weekend.  It got almost blistering hot here- may is dancing happily along and suddenly it is august- full force heat and humidity.  When I came home from walking my boy to school (it was before 8)  I checked the temperature- 85 degrees, 75% humidity, 93 degree heat index.  Wow.
Only one more day of walking to school- tomorrow is the last day of school, less than a half-day.  We'll be taking the rest of the day to play in the scale model of the Mississippi River at Mud Island a free riverpark downtown on the Mississippi River.

So I've done my outdoor work- hanging laundry, watering the garden, posted a few photos from the weekend, and now I'm going upstairs to work on some orders that I need to have finished by the weekend and more work for my home sale.  Because summer begins tomorrow on when little boy isn't at camps, he'll be at home.  Fitting work time in gets harder.  Not impossible, but our pace certainly changes.  We've all worked hard this year and are looking forward to a rest during our summer break.

These ladybug bowls came out of my last kiln load- they belong with the platters I made for a wedding.  I think the flowergirls are getting these.  I've been making them since the winter of 2001 when we had a ladybug invasion in the house.  We lived in the country and they were on EVERYTHING.  I've been making them ever since- they're my favorite baby gift, especially paired with a book like Eric Caryle's The Grouchy Ladybug.  I have a few friends in blogland who've recently had babies- their cups are on the way!

I hope you have a great week!