|Victoria magazine and coffee table book|
This is a wonderful magazine that I used to have a subscription to... but no longer do. But I do occasionally pick one up when the mood strikes me. This particular edition had to do with Romantic England... and also had this section (open page) on Vancouver and the Public Market. I still have all my old Victorias as they are a magazine that you can pick up and enjoy even if it's 6 or 7 years old. And there's not a ton of advertisement like most mags. The increased number or advertisements in mags and commercial time on TV really bugs me. I know that the mags and TV stations need the money, but I hardly ever buy any mags now because of this and I miss a lot of TV shows as the commercial time is so long that I fall asleep before the show resumes (thank goodness for DVR's or I'd never know how things ended).
As for my headache Tuesday, it lasted most of the day, but was gone by evening. I didn't get to go to the pottery studio to work, but did go out with DH and youngest son's family for a birthday dinner (DIL's birthday). Grand daughter is 9 months now and crawling like a trooper. She can also pull herself up and stand for a few minutes before falling back on her bottom. And she was very good at supper last night, sitting in her high chair and eating Cheerios (well, eating some and throwing some on the floor).
I did make cookies yesterday afternoon to mail to my cousin. They are packed up and will get to the Post Office tomorrow. She loves chocolate and coffee as I do so I made her Espresso Shortbread and Chocolate Espresso Delights. (Actually she may read my blog... if so, sorry... spoiler alert: there's a package of cookies coming your way!)
And since it is already Thursday evening and I haven't published this post, I will add here that I've been diligently making my clay cylinders (have 20 done, need 10 more) to get back in the grove of using the pottery wheel (not that I've ever really gotten the hang of it). Our Instructor told me Wednesday that I need to find my zen... so-oo I've been working on that. Put ear phones in my ears today and listened to my quiet music as I turned. It worked fairly well. I got another 7 cylinders done. For those of you who 'spin', my problem seems to lie in the 'pull'.... as I pull up, it's goes wobbly (usually on the 3rd pull?). I think it has to do with the position of my fingers both inside and outside the clay... Anyway, I am determined to keep at it until it comes naturally (could be years?).