11 hours later and all of these little pieces are glazed and in the kiln, ready to be fired in the morning. There are 60 some buttons, at least 15 pendants, countless beads, some glaze tests, and some brand spanking new work. I am tired. I am bone weary.
But it is worth it. Tomorrow my son comes home for a long weekend. Then in a week my daughter comes home for a few days. It is worth it to get this work out of the way. I've got an entire day to get some badly needed house things done. Then it is a bit of special family time.
This time of year is especially important to me. It is a time of renewal. Spring is here. The garden is getting greener and greener. I saw our male cardinal early this morning. A bright flash of red as he was looking for seeds in the trumpet vine. Then a little while later I heard his mate and spotted her in the pecan trees. I was worried about this pair after our winter weather last week. I love these birds. I'm happy they are back.