I guess it has been.
I love owls. To me they are mysterious and aloof. They are also a bit scary. Once, when I was a kid, we were in the mountains of Montana hiking and an owl swooped down and tried to take our little dog. Thanks to the quick footedness of my mom, he was saved from being that owl's dinner and lived a long life of pampered luxury.
Now I have a pair of owls living in my neighborhood. I lay in bed at night and listen to them softly call to each other. It's amazing to hear. Yet, it's slightly ominous. I think: Why is there an owl out there? What is it eating? We don't live in the "country" where there are lots of various animals running around to feed on. We live "in town" where there are lots of house pets living nicely in people's yards. I have house pets living nicely in my own yard. I am terrified of letting my dog out at night. I'm afraid that the owl is going to swoop down and take her away. And even though my cat drives me batty, I can't imagine the horror of him being picked apart to feed the little baby owls I'm sure are going to hatch pretty soon. So I don't let him out at all.
We got the news last week that our YW board is going to be released this week. I AM SO SAD!!! I have loved serving with this group of girls and I'm not ready for it to end. I hoped and prayed that the new president would want me back... I'd take any calling: official eraser of the chalkboard, the chair lady, anything...
The bright spot in all of it is that I still get to be Camp Director. I'm looking forward to that week in June that I get to have fun with all the girls.... one last time.
My first pottery class has officially ended. I still have some glazing and firing that needs to be finished by next week, but other than that, I'm done!
I had a blast in this class. It was so fun getting my hands, face, hair, clothes filthy dirty each and every week. I didn't create a single piece of art, but created lots of little bowls. My favorite creation was a gravy bowl complete with a handle and spout. (yippee!)
Here's my little secret: I signed up for the next session of classes! Starting the end of April and into the first part of July, I will get to spend each Thursday night covered in mud again!! And the bonus is: Shackie and Thorkgal are signed up for the same class as well as the two ladies I took this class with. It will be fun to have such a fun group of people to hang out with each week. (Thork took the class before mine this semester and created some beautiful pieces. I'm excited to take the class with her so I can copy her!) ;-)
For mutual this week, our YW board threw ourselves a going away party.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies
I'm looking forward to Max being home all week next week!!
"I've got to go get some piercings!"