Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kitty updates

Buster found a bug.

And we have 2 cats that like to wrestle to claim the bed that's on the corner of my desk.  So my husband was kind enough to bring home a BIG bed so the two of them can share it without being all squished. Here's how they usually look trying to share the bed.

And now that the big bed is here, here's how the 17 pound cat handled it.

And here's how our mini kitty, only 7lbs handled it.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I know I'm not posting much

Howdy howdy,

I realize I'm not posting a whole lot but this blog is not abandoned.  Right now my life consists of channel surfing from the couch because I'm simply too exhausted to do anything else.

I'm told I should get a second wind in a few weeks so hopefully I'll have more pottery stuff to talk about again.

But I just didn't want you to think that the blog has been forgotten cuz it hasn't.  Just kinda paused.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Some Artfire News

If anyone has been pondering jumping ship at Etsy or if you just want to put your eggs in another basket, NOW is the time to try Artfire.  Even if only to test it out.

I have really found Artfire to be a great site for commerce.  The foundation is strong, there are new tools everyday, customers of all kinds (buyers and sellers) are heard and their opinions are turned into action, and the admin here work their asses off to not only provide all of this for us, but to be available whenever a question is asked.

And now they are making it better by offering full services at only US $5.95 per month!  If you lock it in, that's your price for life.  But they will only do this if they get 20,000 shops to do it.  That goal looks pretty attainable.  The ability to sign up for the deal has only been active for a day and there's already 2,550 signed up.

To put that in perspective, that's only 20 cents per day.  What can you get for 20 cents on other sites that allow you to sell your stuff?

And there are no other fees.  No backend final value fees, no additional fees for each thing you list, nothing like that.  That's under $6 a month to have a fully functioning store of unlimited size and sales on the net.

So lock in your price here so we can all get in on this deal!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ok, new topic

I'll plug in pottery whenever I can but since I'm slowing down at the moment, I'm not sure how many new thoughts I'm going to have on the subject.

After 2 rounds of IVF, I'm pregnant!  And according to the hormone levels, it looks very likely that it's going to be twins.  We'll know for sure in about 2 weeks.

So this means I've got cramps, I just want to sleep all day, I can hardly eat just because nothing is appealing, and I've got heartburn.  None of these things helps me to hunch over a wheel for hours on end.  I'm hoping that things will stabilize at some point and I'll want to do something with my life other than nap in front of the tv.  But right now, napping in front of the tv is about all I can tolerate doing.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New topic?

I realize this blog has pretty much just been about pottery and I would assume that the followers of this blog follow it because they are interested in pottery.

I write for a couple of reasons.  First, for my own future reference.  Second, because I feel like I have words that I want to go out into the world but I don't want to burden anyone who isn't interested in hearing them. Third, I suffer from open book syndrome where I have absolutely no shame whatsoever in telling people anything and everything about me.  I am even compelled to do so from time to time.

So here's my question for you all.  I'm starting a new life phase and really want to chat/bitch/moan/rejoice/talk about it.  But it has nothing to do with pottery at all.  Would you prefer that this blog stay entirely on topic (pottery) or would you keep reading (hopefully enjoying) if I talked about my personal stuff as well?

There's a little poll in the upper left so let me know what I should do.