It's January 1ST 2017! Happy New Year! My land lord decided to celebrate by raising the rate, again! I am going to ask for a couple of things, if he really expects me to pay that amount. We're prepared, and not stressed over the change because we have a working budget. We can handle it but it was definitely unexpected.
Lately I’ve been on a craft kick. Quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting. Now, Soap making. I’ve been hitting Hobby Lobby to get some things, but I’ve also been hitting thrift stores as well, getting crock pots, spoons, and other things because I want to start making soap using KOH and NaOH (Lye). I want to make my own liquid castile soap, instead of buying Dr Bronner’s (not that I don’t like it. I just want to make a lot and not worry about how much I am using for the purposes I use it for. In the next couple of months I will start with basic soap and work my way to liquid castile soap. I don’t plan on selling any of the soap, I just want it for home use, and I want to know the stuff in the soap my family uses. For example, my son gets a severe reaction to aloe, I want to make sure that there is no aloe in the soaps we have, both liquid and solid.
Since I have more time because work is cutting my hours, I will have more time on my hands to work on all my craft things.
My birthday came and went this year with a couple of phone calls and several texts. One of the things I received was a gift card to Target. My father called me up and said he was going to send it to me, and I replied “You don’t have to”
To be honest I wasn’t expecting anything from my parents, given the fact that my brother and sister in law had their first child earlier this month. I fully expect them to spend their hard earned cash on the new grandkid.
No big. But yesterday I received my obligatory birthday card with, surprise, a target gift card. So on my next day off (today) I went to see what they had. I ended up getting a board game, Clue. Some back to school art supplies, a wire rack (I was looking for one for a while) and Magic the Gathering 2015.
I have quite the collection and I plan on doing Friday Night Magic when I have the time and money.