Saturday, February 02, 2008

People Make Me Sick

Between the trip to Richmond last week and the trip to the dentist, somewhere, somehow, someone managed to infect me with a Death Cold. I'm feeling better now, but the last week has been misery. And today poor Bernie is sick as a dawg with it. People have germs and they are not afraid to share them. Watch your back out there.

We had an ice storm a couple of days ago. Naturally, when there is weather trees on our homestead start falling down. We had to spent some time clearing the driveway of fallen trees. Even though it can sure cause some damage, ice is really pretty to look at. I put some pictures I took up on the website if you'd like to take a look. While I was playing around with the camera, I got this shot:

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I wish I had been paying better attention instead of focused on catching that little drop of water. I would have made sure Bernie's blue tarped fire wood pile wasn't the background for the picture. But I kind of like it anyway.

I decided to do a little project with glycerin soap and make something kids will enjoy. I poured the soap into cello bags, embedded little plastic toy gold fish, and then topped them off with more soap. Look at how cute this little fish in a bag is:

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I made several bags and used all different colored fish. I even wrote a little fish poem and attached it to the bag. Just when you thought you had witnessed the extent of my talents, I offer this for your amazement:

I'm just a little fishy,
Won't you set me free?
Make the bathtub swishy,
And lather up with me.

While we're in the water,
We'll have so much fun.
Splashing like an otter,
Our friendship has begun.

Wash and scrub all over,
Don't forget behind your ears.
You'll smell fresh as clover.
I will bring you lots of cheer.

So lather up like crazy,
While you play with me.
If you do this daily,
Soon I will be free.

Now what kid could resist a soap with a fish toy and an awesome little poem like that?

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. Bernie has his menu planned - I just hope he's feeling well enough to enjoy it.

People make me sick - and apparently I make Bernie sick.

Bee Free,
Penny

6 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

I just love the fish soap! Do you remember Fuzzy Wuzzy-the soap would grow fur? I hesitate to think how that was accomplished, but I loved it all the same.

Dh is on the mend and I'm terribly sick with the Death Cold. Dd in Ohio has the real flu. Haven't been this sick in years!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

I thought the fish in a bag soap was a really cute idea - I wish I could take credit for it, but I read about it on a wholesale supply website I use. What they didn't tell me was how tricky it is to get those little fishy buggers to stay in the middle of the soap. It took some practice, but I finally figured it out.

Sorry to hear you and your family are all sick. Poor Bernie is really suffering with it today. Nasty stuff going around. Hope you all get over it quickly. Even after I finally starting feeling better, the congestion lingers on and on.

Take care,
Penny

MommyMommy said...

my kids would love that!! I mean, what kid wouldn't. I can think of all kinds of places to sell it. So, when is your soap site going to be up anyways?

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Thanks mommymommy! And I *hope* to have my stuff on a site for sale this week. I may not have time to list everything right away, but it will have most of my soaps and then the rest of the stuff within the next couple of weeks. I'm going with Etsy for now. I just can't find the time to dedicate to building another website. I started it - but until I get it finished, I'm going to list it all on Etsy. I'll post a new blog entry as soon as I "go live" with it.

Penny

Darrell said...

You and Bernie are my idols... but NEVER expect anything as wonderfully artistic or creative out of me :).

Darrell

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

You are seriously too kind. Darrell. And I am seriously NOT creative, nor am I artistic. But I'd really like to be! What I am is persistent - so if I really want to do something, I just do it and then pretend it came out just as I planned. Although it very rarely does, I have a lot of fun doing it. And it's comments like yours that just keep encouraging me!

Penny

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