The pottery that we painted a few days ago has been fired, and one of the doctors picked it up today. It was really cool to see the final results. I didn’t get to see all of it, because some pieces got taken before I saw them, but what I did see was beautiful. I especially went looking for the pitcher that my table mate made. It’s so interesting to see the differences in color between fired and unfired.
Here is a side-by-side comparison:
And here is my flowerpot. I like how it turned out. I want to try other techniques now. What would it look like to layer colors? What if I painted layers on, then wiped through the layers with a wet sponge?
The begonia would look good in this pot.
I had my taxes almost finished a week ago, then I couldn’t decide whether I was a part-time resident of Hawaii while I was there, or a nonresident. I kept putting the decision off, and then I realized that yesterday was April 14. Yikes!
After work, I had choir practice. I got to work on finishing my taxes at 9pm. I decided to go with nonresident. It made more sense since I still owned a house in Maryland and moved back to Maryland after being in Hawaii. I finished up my taxes at around 10:15pm. Then I realized my printer didn’t have any black ink. I have to print my taxes because Hawaii will not allow me to efile. And I sort of don’t want to efile my federal taxes because I want to make them work harder for my information. Off to Target!
I was there by 10:30, and leaving by 10:45. And my taxes are done! Woo hoo! Stupid government.
What Target looks like at 10:45pm
I had swapped with a co-worker and worked on Saturday, so I didn’t work yesterday. It was a great day off. The weather was so warm! It was nice enough that I could wade into my garden pond and clean it a little.
Besides the leaves, there was a LOT of trash. Ugh. I also decided to pull the pond plants out of the water to have a look at them. I’m glad I did. They were all pot-bound, and the roots were growing crazy long. One in particular had such long roots that they were wrapped around the waterfall water pipe. I had to get a knife to cut them free. Yikes!
The rest of the cleaning went without incident, except a couple of bullfrogs scared the bejeebers out of me by brushing past my foot and by poking out of the water and looking at me with their baleful eyes.
I did before and after pictures, but the after doesn’t look so good because the water is muddy.
So much trash!
I temporarily moved the grass to a different spot.
I gave the message at church yesterday. HERE it is for the archive.
Happy Palm Sunday! Or is it Merry Palm Sunday?
Look at this weird five dollar bill I got at work:
The one on the top looks so weird. Its like play money or something.
Whenever I get home from work, day or night, I always have a bowl of cereal. Milk feels so good in my stomach. I’ve wondered before if I have some sort of disorder, and I’m self-medicating with milk because it contains some enzyme or vitamin that is critical to my condition. Or maybe I just really like milk.
Yesterday I was out of milk, and didn’t take time before work to go get some. That meant stopping after work. At 10:30pm. I decided to go to 7-11. They didn’t have skim, so I got 2%. Besides being unusual because of its fat content, this milk was unusual in another way: it was kosher. It said so right on the bottle. Passover starts this Monday.
It’s only a quart. There’s no way it will last until the 24th.