This week was pretty relaxing. I know I didn’t post a whole lot, but that wasn’t exactly because I was busy. I could have made the time. I’m not sure why I didn’t.
Today Mom picked up a bunch of plants at the produce stand – they were $5 a flat. She purchased some peppers – cayenne, pablanos, and bell – tomatoes, and a bunch of herbs. Lavender, orange mint, some Greek basil, rosemary, Mexican tarragon, French tarragon, and thyme, to name a few. I love thyme. I just buried my nose into it and inhaled. We were able to plant the peppers and the herbs in our raised beds. I had a few more basil plants that I had started that needed to be planted, and between them and all the other herbs I planted, I feel “herb rich.” It’s quite a delightful feeling. A treasure chest full of flavor.
I also made some lemonade. I love lemonade. We had some at Pastor’s party, and it made me want to make some. Well, it really made me want to drink some. Which means I have to make some first. And I did have quite a bit at the party. But, as has already been stated, I love lemonade.
Yesterday I was able to remill some soap that we had had sitting around for awhile. I grated the bars of soap up, put them in a pot with a few tablespoons of milk, and put that over low heat until it melted. Once it was nice and sticky (and looking rather akin to mashed bananas), Meiling and I added some essential oils (grapefruit, lemon, and orange) and some oatmeal. We had an old mini muffin tin, and I poured the soap gloop into that. I put it in the freezer for a little bit, removed them from the tin, and then relocated it into the fridge for a little longer. They should be ready to use now.
I saved some of the grated soap and combined it with some dried chamomile flower heads, oatmeal, and lavender and geranium essential oils. I tied this little mixture up into a square of cloth with a piece of yarn. It is my little face scrub. I moisten it up and rub it all over my face. It works quite well.
The supplies for my face scrubby – yarn, cloth, and a soap-based filling
Right before tying it up
The kittens – aren’t they cute! The one on top is my favorite. They are wild, so we only got to hold one once.
Aren’t they so pretty?