My friend came for the weekend. As Jeff was away and Julie went out of town, I thought it would be fun to have a retreat weekend. I invited her and her dog on the condition that it would be a work retreat. She oil paints and I have a lot of pottery to make. And, I am a sucker for a theme – so declaring a Retreat Weekend felt like a good idea.
It was fun; and, Braum had a blast playing with his friend – it was dog-wrestling mania all weekend long. We took a walk, drank coffee, had snacks, and even watched a movie (How to Train Your Dragon – which was really cute). And, we both spent time working. She set up in my dining room and I worked in my studio.
I worked on a list of orders, straightened the studio, and wedged clay. It wasn’t an overly productive weekend but very satisfying. I like working and it was nice to know that she was entertained while I was throwing. It was also nice having a bit of structure to the weekend. I planned the meals in advance – nothing special by my standards, basic food that was prepared quickly. But, the company made it even more enjoyable.