hermitting has the advantage of getting lots of housework done, and lots more decluttering accomplished, and rearranging furniture, then putting it all back again when Bounce blows a gasket because Everything Moved!! She's so funny.. such a reflection of me, except she's a canine worry-wart. There aren't that many of those out there.
the Holy Grail job I was hoping for fell thru, so it is back to the drawing board for me. I hear rumors that America is on the upswing again, but ya can't prove it by me! Hence, the hermitting.
some very good news though - my mom emerged from a surgical procedure w/ flying colors (you KNOW I worried) and was practically tap dancing when I went for a visit this past week. She is one awesome & strong woman. Got to visit w/ 2 of my 3 sisters, which is always great.
And soapmaking has not ceased due to hermitting either. I whacked out some pumpkin soap at Signgirl's suggestion, and it came out quite nicely if I do say so. The color is a marvelous pale orangey peachey pink, but I scented it w/ tea tree, and that was perhaps a mistake. It wanted to be warmer. I think we'll do cinnamon or ginger next time. There is a reason those spices go in a pumpkin pie - it only makes sense that they would work in soap too.
I'm hoping there will be soapmaking tomorrow - maybe some of Sonny's Garden Bar, or the No. 12 for Alex... if you'll excuse me, I've got to dig thru my inventory to see if I have everything... hope your day is full of non hermitting activities!!