You know your week is going slowly when you start asking, “Is it Friday yet?” on Monday. Yesterday Steve and I both kept thinking it was Wednesday so it’s obvious we’re wanting the weekend to start now.
Yesterday started early when I decided to get up at “Steve time” (5:30 a.m.) and go to the gum with him. It was just us and another regular since Pavel decided to sleep late. While I didn’t enjoy how early it was, I did enjoy having the place to myself and getting my workout done. Because I’d accomplished that so early, I was able to get ready for work in plenty of time to stop off at the optometrist and return my glasses. As I suspected, the lens (actually both of them) is defective and needs to be returned for a replacement. I asked that the order be rushed, but since they are going to an outside lab (per insurance instructions) I’m betting I won’t see them until next week. Oh well, it’s better than dealing with defective lenses.
I started a new workout routine on Monday and it’s kicking my butt. Pavel is doing a circuit training-type program which means working out the entire body per session rather than focusing on two areas at a time. I was thinking I was in good shape until I started this thing on Monday and could barely finish. He assured me, as I was wheezing and complaining this was too hard, that everyone starts out slowly and builds up. He said in two weeks I’d be great. If I survive. I messed up my rotator cuff on Monday so today we concentrated on light weights and more lower body work. My thighs are in flames. I just hope I can walk tomorrow!
After Monday’s meltdown (literally) in the studio, I was a little reluctant to granulate again but I can’t be scared of a little melting so I came home from work yesterday and continued my piece. No meltdowns! I also did an inventory of what I have in stock and made a list of pieces that need to be made by the end of September. The St. Louis show will be here before I know it! I’m hoping to get some studio help but I’m a bit broke right now so that will have to wait. In the meantime, I’m trying to devote time every day to getting a little bit of work done. Even if I have to work in the store, I try to come home and work in the studio until Steve comes home.
Speaking of work, I need to get in the shower so I can be presentable for the public. Have a great Wednesday!