Thursday, December 27, 2007

While I Was Away . . .

Here's what Lee's been doing for the past year. And while I've been away for the last almost six months, he's really gone to pot!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

No Snow in Florida . . .

T-shirts and shorts . . . apple juice instead of cider . . . but laughing all the way. On a break from 'Bama Bloggin'. Thought I'd share this video by Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter institute.

Stick around to the end where he's joined by Dylan, Presley, and the Four Tops!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

No place like home... and Happy Birthday, Tyler!

A real break! No projects due ... nothing we have to read ... or write ... or research ... or think about. So what did I do with my first couple of days home?

Slept (we got in at about 2 a.m. Saturday) ... sang the Christmas program with the choir ... slept ... had dinner with Mom & Judy and Dave & Nancy & Lee ... fell asleep over dinner so slept some more ... took a friend to lunch for her birthday ... celebrated Tyler's 11th birthday! ... slept some more ... went to the dentist for a crown and a filling (3 hours of restful repose reclining with my head lower than my feet) ... took Tyler to his dance lesson ... and slept some more!

Today I finally am feeling awake and alert. Making Christmas bread this afternoon and going to watch Lee do raku tonight. The photo is from Lee's first showing last spring at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center. Lee used every technique learned to make the rooster--parts of it are thrown, parts are rolled, and parts are handformed. He started doing this last fall -- barely a year ago -- and he'll be helping with three workshops this Winter/Spring at the DFAC.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Frost On My Windows!

This morning I scraped FROST off of my windshield!!! First time in, oh, maybe 30 years.

"Our cheeks are nice and rosy . . . "