Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday who'da thought busy??? No, surprise there.....

I got several packages in the mail yesterday, a new box of Olive oil but this time I got the one with half rice bran oil.  I noticed it when I went to buy a new 35 lb box of olive oil.  I wonder why beside cost would you want it in your soap.  Well I seems that the rice bran oil has many reasons to add to the soap and it cut the cost of the olive oil down as a bonus.  It is also premixed so only one measure instead of two.  I also got the new molds, some of them are the dog molds, I got so I can make dog soap, well as soon as the scents for the dog soaps come.  Funny dogs are more sensitive to scents than people, more like babies, well not that babies aren't people because they are from conception, but you know what I mean.  I have citronella, lemongrass, peppermint and tea tree oil all pure essential oils coming to make those soaps.  So, I won't be able to make them until next week I am thinking.  I also got the dreaded colorants for the soaps.  I know that they will be pretty but I am not a person that puts pretty above function or health.  I did get the colorants that are pretty with the least toxicity.  I got the mica ones that are actually natural but really not a needful part of soap making other than the vanity of making pretty soaps.  Okay, I digress, making "pretty" swirled soap today.

My whipped soaps came out well for a first try, well after the two failed batches, they were still good soap but no fluffiness.  Here are photos of the ones that worked out.

I went to Bible study at Belle's first thing yesterday, we also had a strategy meeting about a business we are considering. We are both praying for God's guidance in our endeavors.  We made some progress but we managed to be so into it that I forgot the time and missed CAKLS.  Booboo is in the MCT play she is a beggar.  She is excited to be participating.  Yogie is not in the play, as she is burned out from all of her endeavors, so she went to piano and then spent the evening playing like a carefree child with her cousins all night. 

We had an emergency in our extended family yesterday.  Butterfly ran away.  She is an adult but she is a disabled adult with a child's mentality.  She had gotten in a fight with her mom and while her family were at school and work she decided to run away.  She drove the 4 wheeler down to the local town pump and got into a semi with a truck driver and they headed eastbound.  It was some time before the family found that she was even gone.  The camera's at Town Pump helped to find where she had gone as she had parked the 4 wheeler at a gas pump took the keys and got into the truck.  They praise God found her about 60 miles away in Zootown.  She had called her mom,  and  her mom kept her on the phone while the family called the Zootown police to go pick her up.  She is at home now, and hopefully not safe, well safe but she is most probably under consequences for all the stress and anguish she caused. Thank you again to all who helped look for her in this time of need.

I got lovely strawberry plants and a new rhubarb plant on the way to Belle's, I stopped at Lady Hero's and she had made wondrous liquid soaps from her Castile soap that she made in the basic soap class.  She had shampoo and dishsoap to show me, I love a fellow soaper and she definitely has the soap makers bug.  Yay, the best compliment a soap teacher could have.  I hope she stays with it and creates lovely soaps the rest of her life, and mostly I hope she doesn't go back to the alternative. 

Off, to do what must be done, whatever it is.  I pray for the Lord's blessings in your life.  I know he loves you as he loves all of the things he has ever created.  You know, if you are someone that creates, that you have a passion and a love for all the wonders you create, would the Lord be any less, no, he would be, and is, so much more passionate about all that he has created, that includes you.  He could not love you more and can not love you less, he awaits your love like any parent awaits, with infinite love, for their child, he awaits you to love him in return.  He has a wondrous gift to give you if you but believe and accept his love and gift of salvation. Just hink of the wonder of eternal life with him, you loving and being loved by him..... tomorrow. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter the day of resurrection and spring renewal.....

Yesterday was Resurrection Sunday, or Easter, what a glorious day for all of Christ's saved.  It is the day that he died for one and all, even those who do not believe and they don't even realize it.  It is maybe the best day of each year and most assuredly the best day for all the saved in Christ's lives, well maybe the day we get to go to be with him is better but the sorrow of the ones who are left behind puts a damper on the ones that are still in life and have not passed on, but our greatest day.  The day of our birth in to heaven, or the passing from this life to the next and into eternity.... What glorious day that will be!!

We were pleasantly surprised to see Mokie, Cubbie and Bubbles join us at Church, it was wonderful to have them, Cubbie is getting to be so good at Church and Bubbles, is 2, and does the normal, chattering, walking around but does love a good hymnal....  We had potluck and got to spend a pleasant afternoon with the our Church family.  We came home after and had a nice afternoon.  The Ladies and I went on a walk through the rain forests, Poppie was in too much pain to walk.  We came home and raked in the back yard, and put tire repair in the tire.  We then got to go on a ride, partly to make the fix a flat work and partly just to go.  We went in to the woods up Flat creek.  The devastation of the fires from last year was everywhere. The girls got to touch snow and throw a little, we scoped out a possible camping trip and looked for konks.  It was lovely spring outing, a renewal of our love of the woods.  I always think that God is nowhere more apparent than in the lovely woods that he gifted us with.  It was nice end to a blessed day.

I hope to "frost" soap cupcakes today and hope that it has not been to long and the soap has not aged to much to adhere well.  I pray for your salvation, Easter is the time of salvation on so many levels, have you read the stories of how our Savior descended from glory, became a man and died upon a cross just for YOU.  Yes, each of us share in the gift of God's love, we just need to believe that he loves each of us individually that much.  He loves us the same from the beginning of time in to eternity, he can never loves us more or less than he always has.  He sorrows when one of his children never turns to him and believes.  He loves us all and gave his son for each and every one all we have to do is believe in his love, accept his gift and live in eternity with him.  How sad and sorrowful is the non-believe of even one precious soul that is lost.... tomorrow. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Busy three days, couldn't find a moment to catch up......

Thursday I subbed at the Library, so didn't get much done that day.  I did manage to make a batch of cupcake soap bases but haven't gotten to make the "icing" for them.  Friday we went on an all day odyssey to the Zoo.  We had to been in town at 9:30 for Mokie's obgyn appointment.  Made it and it was a short and sweet appointment, she went in while I and the 4 girls waited in the car.  Done and over we had 5 and half hours to kill before the ortho appointment, we had no idea they were on the same day.  We took the kids to the home resources, I got some marble tile and some tumbled tile for two bucks, I think I am going to make soap dishes, the girls got a free game.  Done again and only 5ish hours left.  We took the kiddo's to eat and then killed an hour plus at the Goodwill.  I got a new in the box  Imusa granite mortar and pestle, now I actually have to learn to use it.  I have used the little one that Lady got me, it is very pretty it is marble and goes so well with the marble baking slab, my rolling pen and my other marble this and thats.  I am thinking I might use some of the marble to make mosaic hot pad but not sure.  I got a bunch of cool soap carriers at Goodwill as well and then some small ones to accompany them at Walmart, so I will have a more professional look this year.  I got some new fangled sipping lids and straws a new produce from ball, they are great.  Well after a long day of pittling here and there we went to the dentist a half hour early and got right in.  Well the criss cross rubber bands that Yogie had worn for 18 were no more, all but one of the teeth came down to where they needed to be so she only has one more band to wear and will be wearing it until mid June and then one more appointment after that, so close but no luck, it will be almost a full 5 years when the braces finally come off.  I know I am tired of the never-ending appointment so I know Yogies is exhausted with them but she looks so much lovelier with her beautiful teeth than the crowded crooked ones would have,  I just have to remember that the finish line is near.

We got home last night prepared to quickly do up the BBFC cards, sheets and tags.  There was a todo going on and finally got to down load around 8:30 to 9, and then this morning it was back to where it had been when we got home from the Zoo, we should have just down loaded and did our thing and stayed off the computer, would have been a lot less stressing, but what do you do?? lol.  This morning the distribution went off with no hitches and plans being thought of for future tweaking.  I got home from delivering the produce I order for a few shut-ins and then the baking began.  Booboo helped me make one peach, one pineapple, two coconut cream, one lemon meringue and one nice scalloped potato dish for potluck tomorrow.  We will make the coleslaw in the morning.... I am well and truly tired, having a lemonade with some kick and going to bed.

I pray that you go to Church somewhere tomorrow, tomorrow we celebrate the Lord's conquering of death, he arose and Glory be to God that he did for with out his rising and overcoming death we would all still be lost.  I pray that you celebrate the Lord's salvation tomorrow with some one you love and hopefully in the loving arms of Christ Jesus knowing you will spend eternity with him...tomorrow.