Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The "B" Bowls

My three most used bowls are my "B" bowls - breakfast, batter, and berry.

I've gone on and on about my breakfast bowls before. I still feel the same about them. I love them. I'm upset when there is not one in the cupboard waiting for me because the girls have used them all. I have to rethink my breakfast, which causes me grief, until I remember I can actually take one out of the dirty dishwasher and hand wash it so I can use it. The drama! I can't take it!
The breakfast bowl
The batter bowl waits patiently for me in my cupboard. It is rarely used by the girls so it's generally clean when I want it. I'm not sure that's the best thing for my girls since they need to figure out the whole baking thing before they grow up and leave me. However, because I enjoy baking (except when I HAVE to every day) I'm pleased that this bowl is there. I do need to state that I enjoy baking more when I'm using dishes that I love.

The batter bowl
Here it is, full of dry ingredients for corn bread. I love the handle except it needs to be a bit bigger. The batter bowls I've worked on this year have a bigger handle for a better grip when pouring batter out of the bowl. Brownie and muffin mixes fit very nicely in these.

The berry bowl sits on my countertop and rejoices in the produce of summer and fall. Brian grows a lot of berries and I do my best to eat all of them. I try to share with my family but it's hard. I'll run out to the garden before I eat breakfast & fill up my berry bowl with whatever is ripe. Once inside I'll rinse off the berries and transfer as many as will fit into my breakfast bowl. Since I'm picking berries frequently there aren't many days that I'm able to leave any berries in the berry bowl for someone else to eat. If someone happens to be around when I'm ready for breakfast they usually luck out and get a few. I would feel bad about this but everyone has access to the garden and can go pick berries whenever they want. I can't help it if they don't want to do that - it's the little red hen in me coming out. Just for the record. On the day I took this picture of all those yummy raspberries in the the berry bowl, I shared with my family. The berry bowl is bigger than my breakfast bowl and they couldn't all fit.

The berry bowl

Sunday, November 8, 2015

It's a bit of a blur

Things are the same here. Busy, fun, exciting, tiring, normal. There are dramas here and there but we do a pretty good job of keeping them under control. We try to run a drama free life, that's not to say we are 100% successful, but for the most part the drama is kept to a minimum. 

Sydney and Gretchen participated in the state Ultimate Frisbee tournament. I'm unclear as to what state actually means, it seems like there were only a few (3-5) schools represented. That doesn't really matter, what matters is the girls played and had a great time. They are both gimping around the house today because 6 60-100 minute games of constant running in two days makes a body sore and tired. I was only able to see 2 1/2 games since Julia had a swim meet Friday and Saturday too. Brian had to miss out on all of it, but we appreciate his working so they can all do these fabulous activities.

Julia's swim meet was super long. She did better in her events on the second day than on the first. She has been working hard on her technique and we both love this picture her friend took of her during the 200 IM. She does not love the butterfly like Gretchen does, but she sure looked good and strong doing it!

Jordan High School's girls choice dance was Saturday night. Sydney and her date dressed in late 1960's attire. Those platform shoes were killing me. I swear Syd was 6 feet tall in them. It was hard to recognize my generally makeup free daughter all decked out with '60's style eyes. I guess that style is kind of worn today, just not by her.

Halloween brought 3 different parties, one worker and me at home passing out candy. I thought my scarecrow, Piper (from The Lost Heroes), and robber looked fabulous.

I'm sure you are wondering if there will ever by any more pottery on this blog. I've been wondering the same thing too. I am working on it. Later this week I'll post about the 2 pieces I have used the most this year. And then I'll put up some pictures of what I've been working on. My studio open house will be Saturday Dec. 12.