18 May 2018

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Here are the fill-ins:
  1. Happiness is __________________________.
  1. Ten years ago, I ______________________.
  1. __________________ is the best medicine.
  1. Most people don’t know that I _________.

Here are my responses:

Happiness is time that doesn’t have me going in 50 different directions at the same time, not able to catch a breath. Happiness is time spent watching the birds, squirrels, and frogs. Happiness is being able to sleep through the night without 400 calls from my bladder. Happiness is Jesus, family, and home.

Ten years ago, I ...was almost 43. I was living with tumors, but didn’t know it yet. I (we) still had 3 children living at home. I believe that I was driving a green Ford Windstar. I was getting used to yet another new normal.

They say “laughter is the best medicine”. Sometimes it is; sometimes it is not appropriate for the situation.

Most people don’t know that I descended from a line of potters. My Gunter ancestors were potters in Edgefield County, South Carolina. They were versed in the alkaline glazing technique and carried that technique with them to the northeastern parts of Georgia, where they trained other potters in the technique.

I want to learn their craft and have been researching all that I can about it. Maybe THIS is what I am meant to do, wake up this generations-old craft of our ancestors. I can’t wait to see where this goes!

Our daughter Maggie has a new blog for her furbaby Martha. You can find it at: Martha’s Daily Mews

Our Marine needs your help. Please see New York or Bust.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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  1. You were descended from potters and I was descended from potatoes. I love you, my Zing! You will do great with pottery.

    1. Thank you. I love you, too. I think I was descended from potatoes on the other side of the family. :)

  2. I'd love to try pottery - we've painted pottery but starting the creation from scratch would be fascinating. How fascinating that your ancestors were potters.
    Have a great day.

    1. Thank you. I find it fascinating, too. :)

      If you give pottery a try, please let me know how it goes. I'd love to hear about your experiences with it. What kind of pottery did you paint? I painted ceramic bookends one year in Bible School when I was a very little girl. It was a picket fence with a dog sitting in front of it. I still remember the smell. My mama and my aunt (her best friend) used to paint ceramics, too, but I don't think they had anything to do with the actual creation of the piece. They enjoyed the painting, though. :)

      Have a blessed day.


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