Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Day Off!

I have the next 3 days off, just about the last of my vacation time. I'm spending it at home. The UPS arrived today with my newest ingrediants for a new project I'm wanting to try. I wanted to make soaps for boys with toys embedded in them..perhaps a Christmas Gift. Anyhow, here is the result! Now only does he have an alien in him, he glows in the dark. Its just a clear based soap, scented in Buzzy Bee fragrance and I think he turned out really well.
You can get an idea of how he glows from this picture. It actually glows very well. I dont have any products for kids really, so I'm working on learning soaps because that seems to be becoming quite popular. The soaps I've made so far last very long and are very soft for the skin.

I plan on making more Fall and Christmas candles as well as continuing to decorate my house in more elegant and deeper tones. My decluttering is going well. I'm not missing anything and I'm enjoying the "sparseness" around the house.

Monday and Tuesday I worked 18 hours, and I was thinking if I was only part time--I'd have all this time each week. I'm praying "hard" God provides me with a part time job after the 1st of the Year. I really need the income but I also really want the time at this point in my life. Not sure I've mentioned it yet,,,but March 8th, my oldest son is expecting twins. That will make me a grandma of 7 at 52! I really want to help them out as well as enjoy being a Grandma and also catch up on things like lunch with freinds, and who knows maybe even alittle show in the afternoon. Today was so nice, the time didnt zoom buy like it does at work and I had time to smell the roses. Full time work is just not for me anymore!

8 Thanks for your comments!:

Shelia said...

Hi and you're so talented making that very cute little soap! I've never tried to do that!
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog. That is a cute little soapy-guy...have a great 3 days off :D

Ginger said...

The soaps are adorable!!
Twin grandkids, lucky you. My twin boys were born on March 17th, of course quite a few years ago. I loved that my mom was able to help me with them. I know you want to be able to be of more help and work less and I hope you can achieve that.
I have a granddaughter due Nov9th. I can hardly wait.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Dawnie, Love the new toy candles. It sounds like your life is so full. I hope your wish comes true and you get the part time job you want so you can spend more time with family and fun stuff. xo

Debbie said...

Hi Dawnie....that soap is sooo cute! my grandkiddos would love it!
I understand what you mean about being a grandma, helping out, yet being able to spend time with friends. I work 32 hours a week, but wouldn't mind less hours.Seems like I miss so much working four days a week.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Karen said...

Good morning Dawn
I am saying a little prayer that you get to work part time. I have to laugh, I'm saying "if only I didn't have to work (part time), I would have so much more time to MAKE STUFF!" Course, then I wouldn't have any money to finance all that fun stuff - so . . . I guess I need to keep my job. :)

I would LOVE to have a grandchild. I am 52, and there is not even a GIRLFRIEND in the picture for my 25 year old son. Sigh. Someday!

It's cooling off a little bit here, starting to feel a little bit more like Fall. I just can't get enthusiastic about decorating until it FEELS like the season.
Hopefully - soon - I will have it all up and looking nice.

Have a great day! Karen

Rebecca said...

Such talent my friend!

I'm hoping for a real DAY OFF soon! It's in the works!

Hope a new PT job comes through for you...

xo~Rebecca

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