Friday, January 18, 2008

Everyone's a Critic

I know y'all think I'm kidding, but I really do receive a lot of email pointing out any mistakes I make in my blogs or simply commenting on what a dufus I can be. In all honesty, I know that it is done in jest or with a sincere effort to be helpful, and being the good natured person I am, I take it how it was intended.

After my last post, my dear sister wrote to inform me I had made three spelling/grammar errors in my blog. No "Hey - great blog. Oh by the way you misspelled something" just "I found three errors in your blog". Thanks, sis. I fixed them.

And then here's the love letter My Dear John sent me:

"If that dentist isn't any better at drawing I don't think he'b b my first choice for removing a fin .

Either that U ain't much better at drawing then he is"

I love you too, My Dear John. (Note to sister - the spelling errors are his, not mine)

And speaking of being a critic, here's your chance to critique the latest soap I made. It's quite a bit different than any I've made before and it didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned, but I think it's OK. I'd just love to hear what you have to say about it. It's honey scented with a chocolate center and chocolate shavings on top. I call it "Bee My Honey" - being as it's for Valentine's day and all.

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Here's a close up of one with the heart in it:

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These bars are larger than I usually make. They measure about 3 and 1/2 inches wide by 3 and 1/2 inches tall (not including the shavings). So what do y'all think? I was a little disappointed in the shavings. I cut them with a carrot peeler and I think they are a little too short and a little too thin.

We're heading to Richmond for Lobby Day weekend tomorrow. I'm sure I'll be fine when I get there, but I'm kind of dreading it right now. Going to Richmond means I have to leave our homestead for a few days. I don't like leaving our homestead. But I also don't like the legislature being in session and not being aware of where I stand on things that many of them tend to take lightly - my pesky little rights, for example. So we're heading to Richmond until Monday.

Until then, keep those emails coming! Let me know what you think of the soap. I'll answer when we return.

Bee Free,
Penny

PS - I do love to get your emails. There is also a comment feature to each blog entry if you are interested in sharing what you have to say with the blogosphere. (Note to sister - blogosphere does not show up in the dictionary)

5 comments:

Darrell said...

I've always known better to say anything negative about yoru work Penny. I was afraid you would leave me to do the development. If I had to say anything, it's kinda like your latest soap bar; I would make my compliments larger and coat it with chocolate. It always worked for me :)

Hmmmm, does Bernie know this trick? :)

Travel safe.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Soap with *real* chocolate...or chocolate soap?

Anyway, sure would have made it a better punishment if my mother had used those bars to clean my mouth out after a sassy remark!

I can smell 'em from here!

(found your blog thru Stumble, great blog btw)

goatgirl said...

Somehow I have found my way to your blog. I had to laugh because my mom and sis-in-law read my blog at Thanksgiving and pointed out all the errors I made. So I went back and fixed them all. I even blogged about it.
I see you have Countryside Magazine down as Good Reading. I have been reading that since I was about 12. I was the only teenager that dreamed of homesteading. I still subscribe to it some 35 years later.
Interesting blog!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, goatgirl. I love Countryside Magazine and I'm also a big fan of Backwoodsman. Great info in both of them.

I get really nice emails about my blog - but I can be certain that I'll be immediately alerted if I've make any errors, whatsoever. Most of the time by my family, but it's not rare to get them from total strangers. I really don't mind - but it does make me chuckle.

Happy homesteading to you. Feel free to post us a link to your blog!

Penny

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Well, that's interesting. I know I posted a reply to Darrell and Quiltingfitzy, but it's not here now!

Darrell, you have always been the King of Compliments. Your management skills are superb - know what works with who and pour it on ;-)

Quiltingfitzy - the soap does actually have cocoa in it, but it's all soap. I made a batch of chocolate swirl soap using the cocoa and I just didn't care for the looks of it, so I decided to embed this soap with the molded bars I made, and shred up the rest for the topping. I'm sure it doesn't taste very good - but it would make an excellent soap washing tool for dirty little mouths ;-)

Penny

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