Next on my list will be a lavender soap, which II'll be making as soon as my wire cheese/soap cutter arrives. Cutting with the old miter box didn't work , nor did the free hand cutting, even though I measure well.
After a merry mix up between doctors offices, the surgeon finally go my Xrays last Thursday.. I called yesterday and they're still analyzing them. I think it's more that they're down the line in the work load!
Our son and daughter-in-law were here with a group of friends who all flew up from L.A. to celebrate our son Sean's 50th birthday. It was one big celebration over a long weekend. Sean pulled out the best from his wine cellar to share (some incredible, serious collector Bordeaux's ).. We ate and drank incredibly well - too well!
Besides indulging in great food and wine and celebrations this past week, I've also been working on more soap recipes, ordering supplies, getting everything catalogued, moving my soap making from studio/garage to the kitchen which necessitated re-arranging some kitchen cupboards.
My friend Kay who got me into playing Bunco with some of the ladies of our Eagle Point Women's club, now has gotten me into Mah Jong. I've had my first and am studying a little every day. I even ordered my own Mah Jong set. There's a lot to learn . Seems that after 5 years one is still considered a beginner, so I think this will be a good exercise for these aging brain cells.
This is a new phase for me, and a big change from my preferred "nesty" way of living and working. But after two and a half years of pining away for my North Carolina friends and lifestyle, it was time to find some outside activities and get to know, and play with some of these lovely and interesting women.