Okay, so 4-5 pounds is not a lot of clay to center, but for the new potter (me) it feels like a milestone, an achievement to be rewarded. Until now, most of my pitchers have ended up as small vases, but now I can make a pitcher and it's big enough to pour 4 glasses of lemonade, instead of 4 oz. of cream. I am impressed with myself today. A pitcher, four tumblers and a Havdalah set with a rose stopper for the spicebox.
Peaches are about ready for picking, and new flowers are wild in the front yard today. The turkeys haven't arrived and the bears are only out at night, for now. Life is pretty good. Sophia "reading" her color book, and is saying "kitty", "doggie", "stop it", "give", "I didn't", "hot".