14 July 2010
It was a full, and pretty wonderful day here in Wisconsin. It started with Kyrana’s pancake breakfast at the glass studio. A cup of coffee, some fresh-squeezed orange juice and of course, pancakes made with love. Then, I took my first turn of the season as the apprentice on the glass studio floor with the gaffer. We made little bodice coolers today, working despite the awful heat and humidity, but finally gave up around one o’clock. About an hour later, Kelly and I left the site to do a post office errand, and then go pick up Hazel, the cat. The vet tech presented Kelly with little vials of meds for the cat, and one containing the needle and eight inches of thread they pulled from Hazel’s stomach! Hazel seems a little slower than normal, but otherwise, just fine. And, it seems our chosen family rallied to Kelly’s aid and anonymously donated just about half of the $1300 vet bill—an amazing and much-appreciated gift.
Kelly and I spent the evening working—I put in another three hours beading on the forepart for the wedding order, and then decided to come on home, get my shower, and wind down before the big storm hits. Our weather radar shows a massive storm system just to our northwest —headed straight for us, as far as we can tell. High winds, hail, and a tornado watch are all a part of the forecast! The sound of rolling thunder has grown closer for the last couple of hours, and the rain has just started. If it doesn’t storm too violently, it’ll be perfect sleeping weather!
My photo is of the cascading flower pots in the MBistro. Kyle bought me the cool plant stand that makes this precarious-looking display possible, about three years ago at a home and garden show, and I’ve never used it. This year, as I was packing the trailer, it caught my eye, and I decided it would serve me better up here, where I do container gardening, anyway, and where the sun isn’t so harsh that it fries the plants!
I’m to bed, now. There’s talk of breakfast at Franks Diner bright and early in the morning!
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