Monday, October 26, 2009

More soaps

some cool molds

tiny blue flower soaps that will be embedded into the other soap.

Ducky embeds

Plaid soap

Ducky soaps scented with peppermint.

Cross soap, scented with "Amazing Grace" fragrance.


Car, train, scented with peppermint.

Plane, rocket, scented with peppermint.

Leaf, pumpkin, with goat milk, scented with orange and clove.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What to do?

Doctor yesterday ... still on antibiotics and cough meds. Hubby is determined to keep me in this time and I agree. He doesn't even gripe now about the goat chores. It's hard to stay in, but even harder to be sick for so long. So, I've had to really try to keep indoors interesting. Soap making, stained glass making, etc. This is a good time to work on my project for my cabinet doors, the stained glass that is supposed to go in the top cabinets. Rosie is enjoying my constant company. (She is my Maltese.) I'm making lots of friends on facebook. What else is there to do? Please let me know.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I'll behave!

Okay, so I shouldn't have mowed (cough, ...cough).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I mowed!

Yes, I am making soap. So far, just the melt and pour, but it's fun. Today was so pretty, and I couldn't resist -- I started mowing -- just a little -- I like to pour out the grass clippings for the goats to eat. Also, I am trying to build up my endurance. So, I knew it was just a matter of time before DH came running out to try to stop me. When he came out the door, I was on the path away from him. I kept looking over my shoulder to him motioning for me to cut it off. I just turned around and kept going. He kept coming. I mowed faster. Laughing. He came on, and when he caught up with me, he stopped me (I gave in because I knew he was right). Later I donned the face mask and then mowed a little more, much to his dismay. I'm not overdoing it, though, the sun made me do it. Ha.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I've been trying to learn how to make soap ... looking on the internet and watched a friend make it. I'm getting more and more excited. I've been buying some supplies and as soon as I get well enough I'll be ready to get my lye and fats. (Course, I've got the goat milk!) My friends soaps are WONDERFUL! She has told me how to make them bubbly, and they are all natural and great for your skin!

Check out the other blog that I've been following:
she has pictures of all her soaps and instructions.

Feeling tired, recuperating slowly but surely. Not coughing as much. Staying in bed and on couch pretty much all the time. Gary is still taking care of animals (my hero).

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Spent some time in the hospital, but now am home. This flu and bronchitis is rough! (Cough, cough) It's getting better, though. I am recuperating, and can not get outside. Hubby is doing the goat thing, and when it is muddy, he hates it. But when it is pretty, like today, it's not bad. I miss tending to them, but I can't right now. Hubby went to the saw mill today and sawed more lumber for our barn. I gave Rosie a much needed bath. I also got my plants in. That's about all we did today.

I'm so proud of my sister, she finished the 26 mile marathon in Clinton, MS. She'll sleep all day tomorrow and feel tired but proud. I'm proud of her. I am really wanting to get well so I can start back walking.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Prayers requested

Fighting the swine flu and bronchitis. Pray for me, and I pray that you keep from getting this. The doctor didn't send in the official "test" for the diagnosis, but said based on my symptoms, he was 99% sure that was it.

Rain, rain, go away. My goats want to play.

I have been enjoying lots of flowers, though, with all this rain. I've been able to have a new flower arrangement on my counter for the past few days. That is fun. I am really enjoying that! I took my old canister set and placed the green foam stuff to hold flowers, then put in Calla Lillies, red roses and orange roses. Also some of the Lantana that is exploding in my front yard! Pretty.