November 25th, 2003

forget me nots

weekend

much was accomplished this weekend...

on friday Steve and I went and shopped for various things... we went to the book store and I got a cookbook and also my first ever copy of bust! I havent read it yet but I'm just excited to have it... we also picked up some more last minute gift supplies and went grocery shopping (more on that later)
I organized the supplies so that things that went together were actually together... so it would be easier to find things when we got started the next day...

When Ryan came home he made us lemon lime martinis with some expensive vodka he had picked up... they didn't turn out as well as he hoped... just really strong.. I had a bit of a headache so I took it easy and just watched them drink mostly... and Ryan's friend came over for a while and we all sat around the table and talked...

we picked up a few more thingd the next day that we had forgottent he night before and finally started making things... we started with the bath salts since we figured they'd be the easiest. and they were. and theyre pretty and smell like crushed up candy canes!



we also tried to make a batch of bath fizzies but they got a little wet and started to fizz up... so they werent very pretty... they smell really nice though..... ended up needing to make another batch of those... but I saved the reject batch to try out... so if I get ambitious enough to wait the billion years that it takes for the tub to fill up this week I'll try em out... I also have some of the bath salts to try...

We put together some herbal bath tea bags but I dont know how I feel about those... some people might like them but I wasn't too wold about em... I gave one to steve to try out though... I had rose petals, marogold, and two different lavenders and made different combinations of each...

We read some and watched a movie... and decided to take a break from making things til the next day...

Sunday we made more bath salts, made more bath fizzies, and did a test jar of bubble bath jelly. but it seems that its not going to work out... so I dont know what we're going to do in place of it... I guess I'll figure out something...
and we made candy cane reindeer!


aww! theyre so cute!


we also picked up some fabric from JoAnns to make a blanket for Mikale, and some fabric to make a test blanket so I can get the technique down for a double sided blanket before I attempt to do one for anyone else...


pooh fabric for Mikale's blanket


Hello Kitty fabric for the test blanket. yay!!
forget me nots

today (soap making and yelled at by g-ma)

so today I made a lot of soap... I did some honey almond, chocolate mint, vanilla, and lemon cookie...

I also got grumbled at by the grandma...
for buying miracle whip.

the woman yelled at me for buying miracle whip.


so often she doesnt buy things for me that either I want to eat or that I *should* eat... so I decided to start buying some things for myself. except if theyre not grandma approved type things I need to hide them. its one thing to hide something you dont want someone eating. I would be fine with her eating my groceries. but no. I have to hide them so I dont get yelled at for buying them. usually we only have the regular miracle whip and since I've been making tuna lately I decided (while I was at the store) to buy some of the light variety. so today she saw it and asked me about it and then scolded me since she had just bought some (after I already bought mine, and without any possibility that I could have known, short of me calling her from the store to check if it was ok) and then went off on how I was spending all kinds of money on food and didnt give her any money for the house. blah blah. (not that thats not reasonable... the money for her part. not the groceries part...) and went on about how I was making all kinds of money (really not sure where this idea has come in. sure I'm a little more ahead lately than I am sometimes... but i figure it will all even out in the end since there are up times and down times for working) and I told her. if she wants me to give her money then fine, I have no problem with that. and asked how much she'd like. and she sounded kind of irritable and said she didnt have a set amount and that when I had extra money I could give her some...
I don't just have what I would call "extra money" if she wants some it'll have to be budgeted out. but she seemed mad. and I said something about how I was planning to buy some fat free miracle whip too and mix them together and she smapped at me. "I'm trying to read my book! I dont give a shit about the miracle whip!"
so yeah. that was that. meanie.