Friday, March 27, 2009

My favorite day - Friday

Guess I'm in a bloggin mood on Friday's cause most of my posts happen on this day. I don't have many plans for this weekend and I'm sort of glad about that. I will be meeting up with my dear highschool buddy Judy and her daughter for lunch tomorrow but that's about it. I'm going to make some soap and chill the rest of the weekend. I'm very tired these days and I wouldn't be surprised if it was because I don't get enough sleep (5 hours max) and because of my 2 hours (each way) commute to work. Argggg! I hate it!!!

Don't know if anyone out there ever reads my blog but if anyone does, please send up some prayers to our heavenly father for my dear brother- in-law Chip, who has just been diagnosed with cancer. It'll be a fight for sure but prayers are always our best defense and I sure would appreciate it! ;-)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Monday Blues

I sure do hate Mondays - with a passion. Every Monday I wake up and think, ummmm, what excuse can I come up with today to get out of going to work. I guess is doesn't help that I have a 2 hour commute or that I HATE my job. I'm here at work cause I just don't feel comfortable with a lie but the fact remains I do this EVERY Monday morning and at least 2-3 times a week. It's a real drag.....

My son and I went to Delaware this weekend and stayed with my parents. It was a beautiful weekend with sunny skies and a mild temperature. My parents took Nicky and I to see the movie Duplicity. I didn't really enjoy it much - as a matter of fact I dozed off a few times. I ate like a crazy person, way too much. So much in fact that I was too scared to step on the scale this morning. I don't want to look. But I MUST start some kind of regimented program and lose at least 10-20 lbs fast to give me a head start. Gosh I hate stuggling with this weight problem. Thin folks who can eat what they like don't know how good they have it!!

I'm going to do some serious surfing of the net to see what kind of diet I should try this time :-( Gastric bypass is NOT an option. Yikes!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Boy oh boy, long time no post. The holidays came and went and I didn't come near my blog. Oops. Well, my newest hobby is soapmaking. I'm obsessed with it and just can't get enough of it. I'm always thinking about what kind of ingredients will make the best bar of soap EVER. But since the cashflow is not flowing at the moment I am very limited in the kinds of ingredients I can buy. Soooo, I've made 3 batches so far with fairly inexpensive ingredients that can be found locally. Batch #1 and 2 worked pretty well but I had problems with batch #3. I had to rebatch it cause I didn't want to toss it. Now I have to wait to let it cure to see if it will be an acceptable and moisturizing soap.

I still have loads to learn but am happily willing to do it cause it's just so much fun. I'll post some pics of batches 1 and 2: