I’m off to the Handcrafted Soap Makers Guild 2009 Conference in Palm Springs bright and early tomorrow morning! Very excited about it – this will probably be our best conference yet.
Yesterday I got a call from the owner of our local Feed Store (capitalized because that’s actually the name of the store). Since it was 7:00pm on a Sunday evening, I knew something was up. Turns out that a woman in town, Carolyn, had become the unplanned foster parent of 11 mallard ducklings. The back-story is that there was a … Read More
Tonight after dinner I looked out the window and saw an elk in the yard. The picture isn’t very good since it was dusk and he was about 75 yard s away, but it is proof that he was there! We have several small elk herds that wander through the ranch, but they generally stay near the tree lines and … Read More
OSWA – Oregon Small Woodland Association, Coos-Curry County Chapter, has a new President. As of the Annual Meeting (sometime in March) I will be taking the reins for the local chapter. I’ve been on the Board (and not really doing much) for a year now. Last week I decided that if I’m going to do it, I might as well … Read More
Today has been such a diverse day. Normally people tend to stick to one or two somewhat related things during the course of business. Today I’ve been all over the map. First thing this morning I worked on preparing a time line and pack of documentation to deliver to an attorney in time for him to read it before a … Read More
I just had a great article published in Aromascents E-Magazine! If was fun to write – to review all of the things I know about the wonders of soapmaking and condense it down into just two pages. Once again I was struck by the wonder of what happens in the soap pot and how the magic always happens to make … Read More
My nieces and nephews called me “Andaree” when they couldn’t quite say “Aunt Marie”. Now grandson Coven is calling me “DammaRee.” It’s moniker I never expected to have, but the joy when I hear it is so far beyond anything else! The experience of being a Grandmother is just great – I love it! Coven came to between Christmas and … Read More
That’s what the license plate holder on my truck says now. I kust put the new Handcrafted Soap Guild license plate holder on my truck. Required a little cleaning up of things to get the mud off, but I think it looks pretty nice! It’ll be cool to drive around and have it be known that I’m a member of … Read More