Today I did something so unlike me, something so far from who I am that I’m surprised that I did it. I attended a social outing with, wait for it, people! I know, right? And I had fun!
One of the things that I wanted to do when I moved here was step out of my comfort zone and do things I never would have done on my own. And, so far, I have to say, I’m meeting (exceeding?) my goals. I spent yesterday at the church helping out with the fish dinner and, like I said, today I painted pottery.
First let me explain what Sister Sister is… It’s a group of wives and managers from Proctor & Gamble who get together once a month for some bonding, sharing and socializing. Each month, one of the ladies hosts a gathering and she’s responsible for picking a theme, supplying the snacks and performing all of the other hostessing duties. At some point I will have a turn ~ I’m stressing ~ I have no idea what to do, so if you can help a sista out, please do so in the comments. Anyway, this month, our hostess, Kimberly, scheduled an outing at Creative Ewe Pottery.
Creative Ewe Pottery is a cute little pottery shop where you go in, pick out a piece of pottery and paint it. The prices range from $7 to about $25 or $30 and it includes everything you need to decorate your special project. Some of the ladies chose piggy banks, bowls, plates, figurines, etc. I ended up choosing a coffee mug. Are you surprised?
The ladies and I had a good time talking with each other and just hanging out. A couple of the ladies are new moms while others are very pregnant, so this was also a good chance for them to have some of that all~important “me time”. As you can see from the pictures, the ladies were really focused on their works of art. The finished pieces will be ready next Saturday, so I’ll show pictures of my finished mug then.
I’ll definitely be going back to Creative Ewe Pottery and I’ll be taking my girls with me, I think this would make for some fun mother/daughter bonding.