This sweet McCoy dish was a Christmas gift from my dear friend, Heidi. Isn’t it lovely? One of my favorite things about McCoy Pottery is the frequent use of birds, either carved into the pottery or 3 dimensional like this one. I love it. Thank you Heidi.
This week has been all about packing boxes, shipping them to San Diego, deciding what I need to pack, etc. It has also been very emotional because I don’t want to leave my cottage, even for a short time, let alone a semester of teaching. And I certainly don’t want to be away from my dear husband and doggies. I am grateful for this opportunity to work in this scary economy, but honestly, if I won the lottery I’d stay home. How do people who work away from home for long periods do it? I am a nester, a homebody…I love my life here.
But I also love my work and the opportunity to work with students again, as well as coach professionally. My plan is to look at the expanse of time in 4 week segments. Every 4 weeks, I will get to go home, or my husband will come out to visit me. My dogs will be fine with their Dad, but they will miss me. How I wish I could explain the whole thing to them!
Today I finished shipping boxes (with my husband’s help), took down all the Christmas decorations (earlier than usual) and vacuumed up pine needles. Yesterday, I cried a lot. Change, however temporary, can be difficult.