WHAT?!? It's been over a week since I blogged?
Well, I thought there was no better way to reintroduce myself than with this photo. All must be forgiven when baring your
So much to say, so little time to say it- you won't mind if I do a bit of sundry blathering, would you?
How have I been during my absence? I have been hobbling around like an old woman as a matter of fact. Matt and I went to go see Le Mis at the theaters (a date!) and when we were returning to the car, I was hobbling and holding on to his arms for support so he says " Can you make it to the car, Grandma?" Yep. That bad.
It started with throwing my back out- dealing for a few weeks and then, when it started feeling remotely better, I got a WEE bit rambunctious with Matt (a little incident of tackling him on the bed). When I told my Mom the story she heard the "rambunctious with Matt" part and said "Woah Woah Woah- you can stop there!" She just couldn't believe it was a totally innocent bed-tackle.
SO yeah- we went to see Le Mis. I enjoyed it. Matt sat down and the opening scene begins and men start to sing and he suddenly says (in NOT a whisper, mind you) "This is a MUSICAL?" I guess the Russell Crow bit threw him off. Actually, the fact that Russel Crow could sing threw ME off- but Matt tells me he is (and has been for many years) actually part of a BAND. Husbands are good for factoid Russel Crow trivia- or at least mine, anyway.
Did you notice no "Beauty" picture for last week? Would you believe that I didn't pick up my camera ONCE last week!?!? Believe it, my friends. Every now and then the stars collide and I with them. Battered and bruised, I am.
We had company over the weekend and I spent wee small hours of the morning preparing for them. It was a "you haven't seen the house yet" visit- which means the WHOLE house must be spiffied, because you KNOW the tour is inevitable. So, at 3:30 in the morning (after having gone to bed at 11 the night before) I got up and hastily swiped cobwebs and mopped crumbs into cracks and swirled poisen in my toilet bowl and yes, POSSIBLY filled the dryer with stuff to hide. And while I was at my scurrying, I was thinking to myself how wonderful it is to have company over-because it finally FORCES you to do those projects which you have been successfully avoiding for the last few months. And it is true! Today- it is SO nice having everything "just so" and where it ought to be~ excepting, of course, the contents of the dryer which will be tackled TOMORROW. ;-)
Also over the weekend~ two SEPARATE people, knowing of my newfound soap-making adventures, dropped off garbage bags of animal fat for me. One of sheet fat from butchering a few of their sheep and one of beef suet, supposedly the BEST animal fat for soapmaking. I was elated and so grateful for it yesterday. Now, after 7ish hours of rendering it all into tallow, cleaning lard layers from every possible surface and smelling boiling fat for the entire day...well, let's just say I am not feeling grateful so much as I am feeling sick to my stomach. Boiling animal fat is no lovely smell, let me tell you.
BUT! I now have plenty of free tallow for more soapmaking so that is a perk! I think the next batch I make will involve calendula.
Tomorrow is knitting class at the library and I was supposed to be finished a dishcloth that I am only nearly halfway done, so I better get cracking. Matt is out of town tonight so I can knit and watch movies all night on the computer in bed, snuggled in with a hot beanbag, Matt's shirt and a vanilla chai tea. Not the same as Matt- of course, but overall, not a bad ending to the day.
Just had to pop on here first and say "Howdy"- been missing my bloggy pals. How is everyone? What's going on in your neck of the woods?