Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lots of Soaps

I made 6 lbs of bar soap and 10 gallons of laundry soap the other night.

Nels with some laundry soap.  He didn't get it off the ground but A for effort.

Soaps: Beer, Coffee, and Oatmeal Cookie

Beer Soap Recipe:
24oz coconut oil
24oz olive oil
38oz Crisco
32oz flat beer
12oz lye

I figured out what to do with all my soap shavings.  You can squish them into a soap scrubby that your talented mother-in-law made.  Good soap shouldn't be wasted.  On that note, you know what I do after I make soap?  Wash my hand and all the dishes I used...with soap.  I really should just use water, right?  That just seems weird.

Anyway, while on my 3rd batch of soap I got my finger stuck in the stick blender.  I'm pretty much an idiot.  But my finger might heal someday.  I have no intention of using a blender anytime soon.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It Didn't Hatch

Nels sat on an egg.
I must leave eggs in stupid locations because stuff like this keeps happening.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

To the Moon!

Guy shot his model rocket to the clouds.  It went way higher than dad's rocket.  He also flew his kite to the moon.  It is a better kite than dads.  I don't know where he got all of this putting down dad stuff.  Certainly not from me.  I don't talk about all of dad's crap.  That stuff is just too junky for me to even think about.

Getting ready to launch the "Hello Kitty Express"

Retrieving a rocket - a success due to Nels' efforts.

Nels tries out the kites.
Dad's Kite

Guy's Kite

One of Guy's reasoning for his kite being better than dad's was that it's off the ground.  He might make debate team after all.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Too Slow

I'm too slow at making beds.  Just ask Nels before nap time.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Easy Life

Ho hum.

Zzzzz... chocolate...

Hmm.. I not ready to grow up yet.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Diablo III

Dreadfully busy here. Well I was until the servers went down. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May Books

I am not a good reader.  I got this Kindle and all I do is skim books and say "That's not worth reading!" and then I go download more.  So I haven't actually finished a book on the Kindle since the first weekend I had it and I read Hunger Games.  I have read lots of halves of books.

So... I'm going to read some books all the way through.  And they will be these...

Fiction - Young Adult Fantasy, should be easy to get through.

Non-Fiction - I checked the ebook out from the library.  So it can be the second book I read on my Kindle.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Not a planned hiatus.  I've been busy.  Drawception is awesome.  It has improved my MS paint skills by a wee bit.  In real life, I've been using spray paint.  My skills with that have improved too.  I can't believe it's taken me so long to discover how great this stuff is.  We could cover the earth in it.  It will be harder than using a big bucket of SWP that we could just dump out...but, no drip lines.  No dirty paint brushes.  No brush strokes.  I should paint my house with this stuff.

Also, I'm planning something.  Planning takes time.  We shall take a road trip.  I'd say it's to Edmonton, AB but everyday will be it's own little adventure.  I've been spending hours searching for kid-friendly attractions and cabins made out of train cabooses.  I'm very excited for the trip.

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