Vacation Nov 2018 Wrap-Up

I’ve had such fun this week, enjoying my time off from work and relaxing by making Christmas gifts for my family!  I just love my free time as it leaves me feeling creative and ambitious!  (I wish I had such ambition for my day job!).

I thought I would do a little “wrap up” post to top of the week’s activities and to serve as a personal “vacation album”.

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Special Delivery

Hooray!  My vacation has been semi-approved due to a delay in our project at work!  It’s good news (because I get to take vacation this week) and bad news (because I really didn’t think I was going to get to take the time off, so I didn’t adquately prepare).  Also, it’s only semi-vacation because I am sort of “on-call” so if stuff starts hitting the fan I may get called back in. Continue reading “Special Delivery”

A Thing a Day On Vacation – Vacation’s Over Round-up

As every vacation does, this one went by far to quickly.  I can’t believe it’s been a week already, but when I look back at all I accomplished in that week, I feel like I spent my time well.

This post is a round-up of all the things I made all week – this time with much better pictures. 🙂

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A Thing a Day on Vacation – Monday – Messes Were Made

Monday is here already and I am in full swing, making BIG messes of my kitchen!

I had mixed success today, with a few successes and a few failures.

Let’s start with the biggest failure — Experimental Surfactant Facial Scrub.

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A Thing a Day on Vacation

FINALLY it’s vacation again.  It’s been a long, busy few months since I’ve had one.   I couldn’t wait to get a head start on this, my first night of vacation!

Since I have been knitting and not making bath/body/soap for a while, I have no gifts made up yet for my sister’s birthday in August.   Luckily I still have a little time before then, so I am going to use a large part of this vacation to play “catch-up” and get a good start on all the things I want to make for her (and my nieces).

 

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The Fickle Muse

Sadly, another Christmas vacation is now behind me, but what a time I had!    I had two weeks of glorious freedom!  While it did take a little while for me to get my muse focused, it did actually happen — eventually.

For the first week, I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out what I felt like doing.  It was cold and snowy (I got my wish for a White Christmas!).  I didn’t feel much like making lotion or soap — I just couldn’t get into washing all those dishes and getting wet when it was so cold out.   So I decided to start out with sewing and see if that was what my muse wanted to do.

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Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up

Hi all!  I have been away for a couple of weeks.  I needed a break from work and from book writing, and maybe a little bit from creating too.   I took 2 weeks to do just “whatever” instead of having a plan.  Sometimes that is good for the soul!

My plans were somewhat interrupted due to the recent hurricanes and preparations for the next ones.  This made me have a “working vacation” since it caused some extra work at work.  At least I got to enjoy some free time in between “on call” events.

I started out  last weekend with a quick visit “up north” to see my sister, nieces, and deliver all the goodies I have been making them.    It was a nice trip, a beautiful day, and very enjoyable.  Needless to say everything I gifted them was well-received.  Especially the bath bombs — always the bath bombs! Continue reading “Menagerie – Vacation Round-Up”