Monday, November 15, 2010

Lost a best friend

I had to put my girl down a few weeks ago. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do. It's been hard to talk about. She had a seizure one week before. Took her to the vet and he didn't find anything. Then a week later she had a much worse one and maybe a stroke also because she couldn't get up. I don't think she knew me at the end or wasn't aware. Just couldn't let her go through that again.

I miss her so much. We were inseparable for 13 years. I still think I see her and automatically call for her. I would love to have another dog but now is not the time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Misunderstood Mr. W,

I found this video on of moments of perfect clarity blog and thought I would share. It's on you tube also. A very cleaver way to promote an idea. The Europeans seem to be so far ahead of us in this regard. I hope we can get past our dependence and political stonewalling soon before we dig ourselves into a deeper hole.

(I thought I'd try a different template, but this is clearly not working.)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bodega Bay

It was so hot this afternoon, I couldn't get anything done. So I grabbed the dog and drove out to Bodega Bay. And it was 30 degrees cooler! No wonder I like it out there. It's a treat to visit during the week when it isn't so crowded.

Drove out to the breakwater and

visited my favorite galleries, Local Color, Smith & Kirk, and Ren Brown.
Now I have to get back to work. I'm working on a website for a couple of friends new media company, and preparing for a phone interview early next week.
One question, why is it called Spud Point?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ahhhh, blessed fog!

OK, so what's with this weather?

Love our natural air conditioning, Fog. The past three days were so hot, triple digits and very low humidity. Today I have an sweatshirt on and am drinking hot tea! Also heard that we may have drizzle this weekend with possible snow showers in the mountains. This is just too wierd for August. Lately I blame everything on global warming or globalization.

A fun bit of trivia, the first spanish expeditions to northern California missed the San Francisco bay due to the fog.

Had a phone interview today and have a in person interview tomorrow. The job sounds good, ecommerce, however the pay is less than what I was making. Supposedly there is room for advancement though.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm Back

Back from a hiatus.

Just after returning from my vacation in April, I learned that my hours were cut. Then a couple of months later I was laid off. Was depressed at first, now just feel like my life is on hold till I find another job.

So I've decided to blog through this experience to give me another creative outlet.

It's a lot of work looking for a job, especially in this economy. I've never seen a job market like this. There are jobs out there however there are so many people looking. I've had a few interviews but no offers. My goal is to send resumes every day and look in multiple sources. I usually work in the morning and evening. Then have a few free hours in the afternoon. Looks like it will be a long haul. I am lucky to have great supportive friends. I need to stop worrying and start using this time wisely.

Here are a couple of pictures of my latest pottery. On the top are high fired porcelain houses (painted with low fire underglazes).

And salt fired teapots. I was working on throwing closed forms and adding the spouts, handles and knobs.

And don't forget my clay rock!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Vacation - Hilton Head Island, SC

Sunrise over the Atlantic, taken from the deck.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, just promised it would be worth it.

This has been going around my facebook friends. I like it. A good thought for the new year :)