Beth hope you had fun at your party. Winding down for the holidays sounds nice. I am sure the kids are anxious by this point to be done for winter break.
Fusing and slumping glass is surely just one more way to have fun with glass. I will have to take a few pics of my DW's work and post them. The nice thing about fusing and slumping is that you can work cold and get everything just the way you want and then run it. If you have a kiln that can get up to around 1450 F you can do it. Even a small kiln will let you do small plates or jewelry. Right now she is making some small scallop plates that someone asked for. It is a good way to figure out the programs for the kiln she is using.
Have a good one.