Friday, April 13, 2012

Road trips in life.

Wow, I haven't wrote on here in a while and I'm sorry for that.  Our family has been bombarded with various trials and we are finally seeing a little light at the end of the tunnel.  If someone looks as though they have it all and/or a perfect life with no trouble or worries, then get to know them better because it just is NOT so.  We can be content, but to actually have NO problems, is fake. 

We are still traveling an bumpy road.  Homeschooling is almost to a complete hault, we are in the process of short saleing our home, just moved, and our daughter of 10 months was recently in the hospital for 5 days very sick.  Whew!  I have to say, there were some days I was so distraught, all I could do was cry and say "God help me."  Maybe it wasn't even a prayer, but more like a plead.  I needed His strength, I was on empty.  My husband had to miss 3 days of work because of Gabriella's hospitilization and now risks losing 3 days of pay, having to pay to have FMLA paperwork filled out AND (this is the kicker) make those 3 days up.  That's right, make 3 days up he missed (he's salary btw) and make them up WITHOUT pay.  WHAT?!?  I'm sure the state Wage & Hour department will love that, but that's besides the point.  So now, with probably an almost $10,000 hospital bill coming our way, my husbands pay will get docked because he needed to be with his daughter during her illness.  I guess that's business...

Needless to say, my business is on the back burner at this moment.  Oh it's something I want to get off the ground so bad and just take time to work on it.  But my family needs come first and right now my time management is not there.  I'm not saying it won't happen, I'm just not going to meet my deadline.....maybe.  LOL...There is still have a month of April left, so we'll see.  I have made some cold-process soaps which won't be ready til the beginning of May and they look and smell yummy.  I have tons of fragrances and recipes to try.  Soapmaking is a patient art and it takes time.  Lots of time.  My lotions can be made pretty quickly and will be made to order, since this is easier for me and better for you.  You will get fresh lotion which will have a longer shelf life, and you'll get to choose the scent.  I even have now the choice of a 4 oz lotion bottle or tub.

However, I have ALOT of soap I need to get rid of!  LOL....I'm running out of room to cure and store!  I will be following up soon with a complete list of what is ready to get out of my house.  And when I mean get it out of my house, I mean get it at GREAT prices because I have new stuff to follow suit!

So, I'm still here!  LOL....busy as ever.  As one wise woman said, "If a woman says they are not busy when they are a homemaker/stay at home mom, then she isn't doing something right!"  Amen to that!

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