knitxcore.: intro to ceramics: tuesday is the best day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

intro to ceramics: tuesday is the best day!

intro to ceramics.

I promise I'm not bi-polar or anything. My plan to hold it together today just happened to work out nicely.

I always look forward to Tuesdays, today in particular. I walked in to the studio with the worst attitude. I may have snapped at someone who asks far too many questions. I just wasn't in the mood. I jumped right my projects; head down, focused. I tried my hardest to avoid everyone.

I think GMG noticed and went out of his way to make extra hilarious jokes to rock me out of my funk. It worked. By the end of class, I had forgotten everything awful that was happening at home. It's amazing how a person I had so wrongly misjudged had actually went out of their way to make sure that I was happy. The atmospheres of the ceramics studio gave me enough positive energy to get through a Rewrites meeting and a Mass media lecture without completely collapsing. I can be pretty fragile.

On Tuesdays after school, I stop by the grocery store to pick up odds and ends and then I stop at Dunkin Donuts (because it's next door) to get a (disgusting) latte. It doesn't really matter what the coffee actually tastes like, the routine is what's important. Routines provide a sense of normalcy when things get crazy.

When I got home, I practiced another favorite pastime I look to to regain some kind of control; cleaning. Earlier this week I downloaded a book to my Kindle called "Magical Housekeeping" by Tess Whitehurst and while some things are over my head completely, there is a certain connection between negative energy and a messy home. I'm hoping that I can wash away all of the negativity that's found it's way into my house and life. I hope it works.

I'm going to pack my bag and leave for my knitting group in a few minutes; the perfect ending to a rather peaceful Tuesday.

What's your favorite day of the week? Why?


Erin Joy said...

Friday - in a word? "Nana" and maybe "Grampa" - ever since Owen was a baby I've been trucking over to my mom's house every Friday. It's so nice to let someone else be in charge again, even for just a little while!

Rae said...

i love your owl! and i'm glad you have such a fun friend in class to help you feel better.
i've been working on my house too. i totally believe that a messy house makes me unhappy and cranky. mine has been a shambles for weeks and it is really getting me down.

Lisa said...

I'm glad your week got better! And I love your owl - it's super cute!

My favourite days are Thursdays because it's the only day when my husband and I both have the day off and Sundays because that's the day when my craft group meets ^_^

Kira said...

Your owl just made me want to take a ceramics class.

Sian Lile said...

hello!! hope all is ok - i have that magical housekeeping book and i love it.
favourite day? hmm... don't really have one, although i do have a favourite time of day which is morning with coffee and breakfast.x

Grateful4Crochet said...

Fabulous owl!!!!!
So glad your Tuesday was better than your Monday!
And hurrah for GMG- I still have my dream of you and he becoming BFF and opening a studio together

Paula McGrath said...

the owl looks really amazing. i'm glad you're feeling a lot better :>

friday is my favorite day because it get alone time with R. saturday is my other favorite day because i get alone time with me.

*Michelle* said...

My secret to housekeeping success: I watch Hoarders on a regular basis. Nothing like dessicated cat carcasses & bags of poo to keep me motivated to vacuum under the sofas!

Lovely owl. I envy you the ceramics.