A view of the Sweetgrass Hills.

I don’t have to.

For the first time in decades, I don’t have to do anything. I have worked for years as a potter and The Clay Teacher. I have had orders to fill, dead lines to meet, classes to teach and work that just had to be done. We moved to Coutts and we had the house to reno and the yard to landscape. Now it is all done. Well the house will never be “done”, but it is done for now. We got the studio up and running and I had orders to fill.They are done.

Group photo of the three kids , Jim and me.


We had company, the kids came for a visit and we had a great time.

Kids being chased by the local TRex

We woke up Saturday morning with nothing that had to be done. I didn’t want to go to work, we didn’t want to sit around here and look at each other all day, so we went for a drive.

Mountain view taken from Road to the Sun

Glacier National Park and Going to the Sun Road . It is a beautiful drive and only two and half hours from here.

Mountain view taken from Road to the Sun Mountain view taken from Road to the Sun

We had a wonderful day in the mountains. We got home about supper time. Had a couple of cold ones and shared a pizza. It was fun.

We woke up Sunday and said now what. We took the day off again.. Did a bit of yard work and went for a walk. Met this fellow on his was to Arizona. He and his companion have been travelling together for 8 years

Man on a bike with a trailer

Dog companion in trailer


The house is done,the studio is done, the pots are done,the kids have gone home and we have had a few days off. As I said, it has been decades since I have had not a commitment and it sure feels strange. I don’t think I like it. I don’t have to do anything, but I want to. It’s a beautiful late summer/fall morning. The sun is shining and the winds are calm. A great day to go to the studio and get to work.

Until next time


AKA Mrs. Clay

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