Been watching the weather more than normal lately. Tuesday we both are doin’ numero dos. Forecast showed snow on Monday and if it were last week, we’d be missing the appointment. BUT…the snow is ending early in the afternoon so we should be good…better after the vaccine.
Spent last week and the weekend prepping work for firing. I wanted to get enough work finished that I could load the kiln at least three times. That way I can bridge the lost day from any possible reaction from the vaccination. We hear that it’s a bit of a kick for some people. So we’re planning around that possibility, remote that it might be. As it turned out, I might have four loads of work ready. The best result of multiple kiln loads will be clearing the studio so that I can work on some new pieces. New stuff…that will be fun.
The big day of the Irish Year is Wednesday. It’s a day when millions of Irish and wanna-be Irish (or temporarily Irish for the day) celebrate one of the many Saints of Ireland, St. Patrick. We generally have a good time on that day sometimes forgetting that it’s a serious celebration with a religious twist. Of course, for traditional Irish musicians, it is the biggest day of the year. I can remember back a few years ago when I played 21 gigs in 23 days…”who’s on first” comes to mind when I think back on that month.
Of course it’s also the day we shoot “Shenanigans of a Studio Potter” (LIVE on Facebook, 5-6 PM Pacific). We do that open video time each Wednesday, rain or shine, vaccine reaction or not. And…because it’s St. Paddy’s Day…I’ll be opening the time with some traditional jigs and reels (also LIVE) on my B/C Button Box (an accordion). Should be fun.
But don’t expect to see any green pots covered with shamrocks and filled with gold coins.