Monday, December 29, 2008

Save Face Monday

Wow...such a blessing of a day in Ohio today. The sun is shining. I hear the neighbor powering up the chain saw, apparently cutting fallen branches, clearing. Tells me that I need to do a somewhat similar job later, burn a bit of a pile. That is, if the wind dies down some. Again, reminds me of April, not December. I love it!

Today was aptly named "Save Face Monday" because I worked on a small batch of face cream in the shop this afternoon. I am hoping the formula thickens up in the next 72 hours. It looks and smells great, but it is a bit more soupy than I would have liked. Soupy isn't the right word for it either. Hmmm...let's go for very lightly whipped, not heavy. I was looking for something more in-between. For a face cream, I do not like much scent, but I am extremely happy with the outcome of this one. The lotions are now where I want them to be, light for body and hands, but not so light that it runs off of the palm of the hand when when a dollup is held sideways. Onto the creams... .

I am having writer's problems today. Lost for words!

Went to the grocery this morning. I was thinking about a blip that another friendly blogger shared regarding saving money, making ends stretch, especially during this economy. I began using coupons again, the first time in 7 years. And before I head to the store now, I plan, and part of that includes checking the recipe books for fairly simple meals that can stretch over several days. It feels good to be out of the restaurants as often as we were, and it also feels better when buttoning up the jeans! My husband is a very picky eater. There isn't much more to be said about that. :) With the sense of humor in mind, I announced to him, "You will no longer know what you are going to eat for dinner, until it is being prepared." He replied, "Just make sure I have peanut butter and jelly on hand." Oh boy...rotten (but I like him)!

Off to prepare to feed the goats for now. Perhaps my writing brain will open up later this evening.


Joanna said...

Hi Annie,

We just got the dairy goats in Oct but I really want to learn about making soaps but have a real interest when you're dicussing lotions, that even has more appeal to me, like my own homemade BATH & BODY. I don't want too much scent but some, yours is made out of goats milk right?

We used to eat out too but rarely now - too expensive, didn't taste good, could have eaten much heathier food at home. I cook at home and also take my lunch most days to work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary,

Wasn't the sun shine a nice change from the gloomy weather!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Joanna, I make goat milk soap. The lotions and creams have goat milk in them too. I have noticed a great improvement in the spots where I normally have dry skin troubles. I am out in the cold a lot in the winter!

The stew that you made the other day looked great! Now, that would have been a meal that Mr. Picky would not have liked. :) Me, I could eat something like that every day of the week. It looked like good country, warming food!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Amy, the gloom hs gotten to me so much this winter already! I hate to admit to it. Yes, the sun is a wonderful change!