Tuesday, December 21, 2010

cheaters and liars

I stumbled out of bed in the wee hours to look at the eclipse to find the clouds had moved in early and covered every star and the moon.
Boo - I did feel a tad cheated.
It was like watching the ending of lost or x-files all over again.
All fluff with no real ending.

I slipped back into bed and Mark decided to get up even though I told him the clouds had come to steal away the moon.
He got up because yesterday as the temperatures rose to the 40's we got a bug and loaded that little gas kiln!
I know I had just posted we were not going to fire and now here he is out there right now with the kiln on.
 We are trying to see this  as one big test load because we don't know how it will fire.
We don't know how the glazes will come out- hot spots- cold spots.
It is all unknown.


But what would Christmas be without a few surprises?
M

For Ajay:
You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too, yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party

I would like you to dance (Birthday)
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance (Birthday)
I would like you to dance (Birthday)
Dance

I would like you to dance (Birthday)
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance (Birthday)
I would like you to dance (Birthday)
Dance

You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too, yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

8 comments:

Linda Starr said...

I know you call that a small kiln, but it looks so huge to me and so wonderful; I've got my fingers crossed for a wonderful firing. I see some great swirling glaze blends in there.

gz said...

Have a look at this, taken in Ulster by Johnnyboy on the downsizer.net forum (for a sustainable way of life)
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/18138/eclipse.jpg

We were too cloudy too

Tracey Broome said...

I think Gerry stayed up to see it, but I'm an early bed girl and so is Wesley. Guess he was out thee alone with the clouds. Happy birthday to you, looking forward to seeing the names you draw out, is that today or tomorrow? I am loving that kiln, one day Mark will have to come over here and build me one! We can fly Brandon in from Texas to help!

smartcat said...

Toes crossed for a great firing!

We were cloudy too in southern NE........sigh.

Ron said...

Hope the firing goes well. I got up to see the moon too. I did see a reddish tint behind the clouds, so that was sort of cool.

Thanks for storing my pots for me;-) I'll get them next time I'm down.

Catherine said...

I did get up and see the eclipse in Virginia Beach, it was good until about 3:45 when the clouds came in. On a pottery note I LOVE the swirly pot 2nd from left on the bottom shelf and am excited to see how it comes out.

ang said...

missed it by and hour and a half!! i looked outside and the moon was big and wild! hope the firings a super one!!

Laurie said...

J & I got up at different times, too, to check out the moon. Hope the firing tursn out well!