Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ocean City day trip

Nicholas and I went on a trip to Ocean City on Monday, August 24, 2009. We had a really fun time. He got to do a lot of swimming in the ocean, we walked and perused many of the nice shops, we ate some good food (thrashers fries, yummm!!!) and did some people watching. The weather was perfect and all was well. By the time we were ready to leave at 9pm we were both beat from spending the entire day in the sun. But ohhhh, it was worth it. Here are some pics from our lovely day together!

Nick and I in the Ocean City Sunshine

Thirsty boy!

Nick sporting his new hat, SMOKIN.......

What a lovely profile!!

Just comin out of the freezing water....brrrrr

Me....the whale

Such a hunk!

Lookin good

Friday, August 14, 2009

My other soap

Well, here's the other soap from the other night. I promised to post the pic so here it is, scented with Forbidden Fruit:


This blog is serving to be my journal of my soapmaking journey. I want to be able to go back to see how far I've come. It will also serve as a journal for life-changing events and daily occurences that I feel compelled to journal about.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Some New Soaps

I hadn't soaped in a couple of weeks so I made 2 batches last night. 1 with "monkey farts" fragrance which sort of smells like fruit/candy so I think I'll name this soap "Candyland". The other batch I made with a scent called forbidden fruit so I think I'll name that one "Fruitopia". I only have pics of Candyland right now. Will cut Fruitopia tomorrow and post pics then. Here's candyland.....not great pics but you get the idea....

Here's the soap uncut:

Here's the soap cut:

Monday, August 10, 2009

The start of my time-off

Howdy folks. Today, Monday, August 10, 2009 starts a new phase in my life. Very shortly, after a short stint telecommuting for the World Bank until end of November, I will no longer be staff there. Hooray, yipee, hip,hip,hooray, woohoo!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell I am happy about this new development? I am elated yet apprehensive because now comes a time that I will have to look for new work and that may prove to be very difficult but with God on my side I know I'll be fine.

This has been a long time in coming. I've been wanting it for 20 years. I've never felt that I was a good fit there. So my life starts anew.....woohoo! I'm on vacation for the month of August so I'll have time to spend with my son Nicholas and time for making some soap. I'll try and document the days so as to have a journal to look back on. Scully, our new labradoodle, is doing just great. He has his good days and his bad, naughty days (pees all over) but overall he's doing amazingly well. He's such a sweety ya can't help but fall in love with him. Today he got to meet a black cat named panther and got so excited that he had a potential playmate that he started chasing after the cat and scared it half to death. He just wanted to play ;-)

Take care all, I'll be back soon.