Here's a before and after picture of last week's platter. Since we're traveling to Gig Harbor every week, I'm taking some time to make a set of kitchen items in this pattern. I love doing it. I go to this great little shop, Java and Clay, and sit at a table overlooking the harbor. Heaven.
I could fall in love with Gig Harbor, if I allowed myself to, but we have a home already, and I don't want to move again. Still, it's a small town, about 7,500 people, and lots of little art shops, coffee shops and restaurants. Everyone's very nice there, too. I needed a piano to use for practice and I went into a quaint guitar store along Harbor View Road to ask for the use of theirs. They were great about it and gave me my own private place. The bed and breakfast where we stay is like a home-away-from-home--everything from the room to their dog, 'Bama, is so like what my husband and I have right here.
We returned home this week to a major snowstorm, but since we didn't have a lot of places to go, we got to sit and watch it from the windows of our home.
I haven't been good about a TTouch schedule this last couple of weeks. I'm going to go out again today after their breakfast and work on getting Beautiful's head lowered (with use of the wand being rubbed up and down from neck to hoof tips) and the knuckle circles for Cowboy. There's one more exercise she gave me for Cowboy involving the tail. You stand behind your horse and start at the top by taking a tuft of tail hair and swaying your body to that side with a light pulling...then taking a tuft from the opposite side and swaying with it, all the way down the tail, side to side, tuft after tuft, slowly. If you watch while someone else does it, you'll see that slight movement you make affect the whole body of the horse, right down to the hooves.
I think I have another lesson tomorrow, but I feel ill-prepared. I almost want to postpone it. I've also got to start getting Cia ready for training in April. I really need to work with her to make sure she starts out at her best and gets the most rather than having the trainer lose time reinventing the wheel. I also need to get her up to date on vaccinations--a requirement for going there. One of the ones she needs is Strangles, but I hate to give them Strangles if it isn't absolutely necessary. Ugh. I can do the basic shots with a needle, but I've never tried to give the intranasal ones.
So much to do, so little time! Please send the warm weather!