Monday, April 27, 2009

Wheeler Farm

This morning the kids preschool group went to Wheeler Farm. It was really quite fun, feeding the ducks and seeing all the baby animals. The kids even got pet the newborn goats. They were just born Thursday, only four days ago! We got to watch a man spinning wool into yarn too. It was so nice to be outside, a bit cold but still nice.

I would love to someday have a nice large property like that. Possibly even a farm. It seems like so much work and I'm not especially fond of cleaning up after animals. Walking through the farm I kept thinking, I could do this. I could do that. I've been frustrated having an indoor pet but don't think I'd mind animals outside quite so much, especially if they provide dinner for us!

I think we'll have to visit Wheeler Farm again soon.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I've got great news! Chris and I are completely debt free as of last night! This won't last forever considering we don't have our own home. So I see debt coming but for now its wonderful to have car and school loans completely paid off.

Not only are we debt free but Chris got a freelance web design job this week so he'll be working two part time jobs. The dream would be to switch over to the design work full time but we'll have to see how things go first.

Between the two, new job and all loans paid off, we can finally start saving money again! Its nice to see light at the end of the tunnel, maybe there's a house down there too!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The first backpack

I'm out of preschool! My kids have about a month left but I'm done teaching! I love my kids but this hasn't been my favorite activity. I'd gladly do preschool with just them but I'm tired of the routine with everyone else. I think I'll have to set up a schedule for summer and do preschool like activities with just mine that I love. Sorry ladies you have good kids but I only love mine.

So the knitting, yes, the knitting. I'm liking it. I've been surprised how easily this came to me. Its really rather soothing to sit an knit. I've been listening to Jane Eyre, one of my favorite reads, as I knit. A nice calm ending to my day.

So I finished the first project, a backpack. Oliver was so excited about it I let him have it but then Evelyn was devastated that she didn't have one. I looked at the yarn stash and came up with a florescent red yarn for her bag. It will also have green and white stripes. I might have to add some embroidery so it doesn't turn out Christmassy. (like my fake word, he he)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Smells good enough to eat

My house smells so good right now. I formulated another soap recipe. The first time I tried it out it worked! I used a scent called Spellbound Wood. Its alright but it turned the soap a lovely dark brown color. I'm not sure how that will lather but at least it smells good.

That batch went so well I decided to whip up another the next night. I've been wanting to make this soap for a long time but wanted a couple good batches under my belt first. Its a milk and oatmeal soap scented with almond fragrance oil. I love this one. It smells so sweet. I asked Oliver what he thought about it and he said it smelled like pancakes. Almond flavoring is one of our favorite flavorings to put in pancakes.

I'm going to have a hard time waiting for these to cure before using them! Finally success!