Most of that being busy has been the act of juggling, and trying to balance, two jobs. One I like very much, the other.. not. But both are currently necessary because as you know, nothing stops the bills from coming. My dearly departed ex is three years gone and I am STILL hearing from tax collectors and others that he owed. I can only imagine what's going to happen when I shuffle off my mortal coil... oh dear!
Around the house news has got to include a big shout out to my two fabulous shelter cats who are doing an excellent job at providing mouse control around here. I've always lived rural, so I've nearly always had mice - they tend to move outside in the nice summer months, but once the weather turns cooler, they are a HUGE tiny little problem. Rico and Holly are relentless, and I love that about them. They actually tag-team, or sit on either end of a bookcase they've just chased a mouse behind.. very cool. I would hate to be a mouse in this house w/ those two on duty! Enter at your own risk Mickey.
Getting ready for my annual craft fair (If you're in Ludlow, VT on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, stop by the craft fair at Black River High School and say Hi!). I'd love to be doing more fairs, but right now I have to work for someone else on weekends. That pretty well puts the kibosh on farmer's markets, craft fairs, festivals and the like. As it is I've had to request the time off for that Saturday two weeks ago... just to be sure the bosses can cover the day! Whoa..
anyway... the craft fair is always fun. I love to see what the other folks I vend with have been up to, and catch up. This year I will have a new sign in place with my new logo, designed by the World Class Fabulous and Amazingly Talented Signgirl. Some of my soaps will still have the old logo on them, but we'll phase those out gradually.
Speaking of soaps - I have some new ones this season, and hope you like them. One still in the mold is a food grade bamboo activated charcoal soap (Signgirl's idea) which I scented w/ palmarosa & frankinsence. It ought to be nice, although it was rather messy to concoct. Activated charcoal has some amazing qualities, not the least of which is its ability to absorb toxins.. so it is a welcome addition to the Wooly Bear line of good for you soaps. And it is really pretty.
I'm actually noodling w/ the idea of putting the charcoal into the dog biscuits.. I remember my Dad giving his hunting dogs black dog biscuits when I was little. We'll see what my four footed testers think.
time to get back to work here, never any shortage of stuff to do.. I hope that you are having a terrific day!