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Friday, May 23, 2008

Ta Dah!! Soap time...

My friend Deb, mixing the oils. We had the lye mixture cooling off outside.
When the oils and the lye mixture got down to 95 degrees, we mixed them together.
Look how creamy it got right away! Success!! It was like a nice light pudding mixture, just like it was supposed to be. We made this batch with lemon essential oils. Next time, we will make it with peppermint. Tomorrow afternoon I have to go down to the basement and cut it into bars, and let it rest for about 6 weeks. What a fun day we had.

Some of you have asked about my friend, Michelle, who lost her son two months ago. She is back to work now, but not feeling too good about it yet. It is good to be working and talking, but she says every day it gets worse than the day before, because it becomes more real that he is gone forever as each day goes by. She was very close to him, so essentially lost a best friend, as well as a son. She is thankful for her friends at work though and says that we make it easier than it would otherwise be.

Tonight, my daughter and her friend saved a dog that had been abandoned on our road. We have an animal shelter near us and someone left the dog about 3 houses away from it. However, they left the dog in the woods in a crate too small for it!!! If she had not been walking on the street, she NEVER would have seen it. I must have driven past it myself at least 5 times today. She came home and told us about it, then her brother and all of us went walking there to wait for the police and the dog warden. Evelyn fed it a bunch of biscuits, but it was snarling and growling, so she had to throw them through the top. Deb was with us and said it was like being on Animal Planet when the cops came. It did seem like it. The idiots who left the dog there left his rabies tag on, so the cops will be able to track them down. Hope they get in a lot of trouble for leaving that dog there to die in a cage.


Bonne said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like I warned you.........soaping is an incredibly addicting hobby! hahaha! Just like our other "hobbies", ya know. Gotta shop for supplies. LOL
School out yet? hugs, B

Bonne said...

Oh, and a soaping demonstration is fabulous to perform for school. Relates to history/the settling of America/being self-sufficient. Also, math & chemistry. You can include several of the students in it~emphasizing safety, etc etc. ;)

Sheryl-lyn said...

That is a great idea, Bonne!! I will have to do that next year when we do the Colonial period in English and social studies. I still have another month of school, so am enjoying this preview of vacation this weekend.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

The soap looks yummy..can't wait to see it when it's all rested..heehee

I'm so glad your friend has you..can't imagine how lost she must feel after losing her son.

And the doggie..omg, it's just a blessing that your daughter was walking down the road and found it! Yes, that owner should be shoved into a cage too small and see how it feels...