Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Oh what a night

I'm not sure how well I'll fare today with only 3 hours sleep. It was one of those nights - wide awake at 2am and not able to get back to sleep. Today was going to be a studio day; but I have no idea how I'll function on so little sleep. Hopefully, a nap will be on the afternoon agenda.

Yesterday morning I ordered some casters for that little Olympic gas test kiln and a new spray gun with a built in compressor from Harbor Freight. Someone on Clayart recommended this high volume low pressure unit a while back. It was either that or buy  a third compressor. My little 1/2 hp one is fine for light spraying and my big one is just too big to haul around, so this self contained unit sounds like a good choice.

Pots were still not ready for trimming yesterday morning which was fine since friends invited us to join them for a play day. So we caravaned to Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway with their two classic convertibles - me in the very comfortable Jaguar with Laura driving and Jim in the more sporty Corvette with our friend Jim driving, then lunch at 12 Bones and a quick peek into Curve studios and garden, across the way. Twelve bones wasn't good as our first visit. The ribs were overcooked and dry. We all decided we wouldn't be rushing back there any time soon.

We took back roads ride home with a quick veer off through the charming town of Marshall. Jim and I had never seen the town and we will definitely go back some time for a longer visit.


  1. your sleep must have escaped and found it's way here. Last night was the first night in a week that I slept through the night! I usually wake up around 3am and don't go back to sleep. Makes for a long day. Ahhh, the joys of turning 50! The parkway trip sounds wonderful, it's about time for us to take a ride up that way!

  2. Fortunately, I had your night, two nights ago - 8 hrs of almost uninterrupted sleep which amounts to a sleep marathon -- very, very rare for me. Even on good night's I'm up in 6 hours.

    At least 5 generations of women on my maternal side have this sleep problem starting somewhere in the mid to late 40's. It usually manifests itself as waking up around 2am and not being able to go back to sleep for hours, or not as all.