Thursday, February 19, 2009

Goat Milk Soap Day #2 - Colors Galore



Hello...hello...hello!

I am so tired...drop dead tired.

First, the pic of the 3 soaps that you got to see still in their molds yesterday. How about those colors? Not just grandma's goat milk soap any longer! Time for change...time for spring...lift up your chin for feels-like-something-new soap!

Before I tell you why I am tired, I have some catching up to do, some comments to respond to, blogs to read, so please do not think you are on hold, I'll get there. The energy will return.

I did not sleep well last night. We got hot, threw open the window, it was snowing outside, so I have no idea why the stuffiness...but it happened. Then I heard the coyotes a couple of times. Wide eyed, but I knew Caleb (the LGD) would do his job when/if needed.


Yesterday I reported that I have met all but 3 of my business goals for the year. My personal goals are not doing as well. Today I woke up thinking I would target the most important goal. The goal is to clear off the exercise bike, and begin using it for its intended purpose, which includes putting the the small dumbells/weights back to work. Instead, we headed to the big city to get new peepers for me, a much, much overdue need.

Here is a pic of the famous (and dusty) exercise bike. It holds a throw blanket, my purse, a heating pad, the dumbells (small red ones on the seat), another throw blanket, and who knows what else. You can tell, it has not been in use for a while. I will get some sleep tonight, and tomorrow I will report to you that the exercise bike has gained a few more miles! Okay!

Here is the beast...



The story about my new peepers now...it has been 5 years. My glasses had seen their better days. I have 4 pairs of reading glasses, yes, 4 that I have been wearing for various reasons (driving, reading, television and computer screen). In fact, I have one pair on now because it is perfect for the computer screen. Today I discovered that my prescription has finally reached the 50 year old woman level! I now have less frame styles to chose from. I am not happy about it (but thank goodness I am not vain). I had these small rectangle (but rounded) frames chosen today, nope, not enough room for my prescription. Sad...sad...sad...but there is a reason for everything, and tonight, lo and behold, I can see again (a blessing). I can read the aspirin bottle, I can see the dirt on the floor, and I feel like I got brand new peepers today! I did.

I am tried from the trip to the city, and I am tired from the rush today, and also from not sleeping last night. I'll catch back up!

12 comments:

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I really like the waves of colors. Doesn't the use of colorants increase the expense of making the soap?

The Scavenger said...

I love the soap colors, they are beautiful. And don't feel to bad about you bike, you should see our tread mill/coat rack. hehe!!

Amy said...

Lovely soap! Our bike doesn't look too bad actually though, we used to have a treadmill but had to give it away when we moved though to an apartment complex that my Dad help build, well he designed it;) and he rented it out since it had 2 other apartments but ours was the biggest one but now someone else lives in it, we lived across from the park.

Alix said...

You and I should start an insomnia club, Mary. Last year I slept like a baby, but now I have a hard time getting to sleep and when I finally do, I don't stay asleep. Partially it's Larry's snoring and partially it's menopause. It hardly matters why, though... I miss my sleep. I started taking Ambien, and it works, but it's for occasional insomnia. Roserem is for every night, but it's a tier 3 drug and the co-pay alone is $100. I can't afford that kind of sleep, evidently, so I'll just do the best I can the old fashioned way: wait until I hit the wall before going to bed. Maybe it will pass for both of us and we can get back to having sweet dreams again.

Let me know how the stationary bike works out for you. You can do it!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Alix, it isn't any fun! I am doing it again tonight myself. Fall asleep fairly easily but wake up each and every night.

Joanna, it increases the expense slightly, but not a lot when you stretch it across many batches of soap.

KathyB. said...

I especially like the torquoise and cream ( or sea foam and sky) soap!
I hear you sister regarding eyesight and sleep! Get your rest. I know I am in need of some very sound sleep. It helps put things in better perspective too.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Kathy, yes, a lot of extra prayers are said when I have had a lack of sleep. Trying to maintain perspective is the best word for it. :)

Peggy said...

I like you have several pair of reading glasses. I have to admit though when I read you got new peepers I thought you got a batch of chicks. LOL I am old!!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Peggy, now that is funny! I get rather silly when I am tired...glad you got a giggle out of it.

Heidi said...

Mary, all your soaps look beautiful! I can see why you are so exhausted ;0)

Congrats on meeting so many business goals! I'm with you on the exercise. I just told my husband that when I get home things will be changing =) I can't ignore that part of my life anymore!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

I thought you were talking about chicks at first too! Beautiful soap!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Thank you, Jennifer.

Heidi, I know. I am on the go all of the time, and I bet you are too, but I need to get some deliberate exercise in!