Today was a fairly productive day. I did all of the laundry. Next goal, get it put away. I measured soap oil batches and poured out the lye for tonight's soap batch.
While the soap oils were melting, I did some more straightening in the shop. I am slowly working on getting the house organized. It always gets worse before it gets better. While I was in the shop I also mixed some more of a new fragrance blend I am working on. Because I am a church musician, albeit retired, (not sure one ever retires from that - I already have a wedding scheduled for next summer) I have smelled my share of Sacred Chrism. I am trying to make a blend that smells like that. I thought I had it nailed but got a thumbs down from a priest. However, I think it does smell like Chrism so I am leaving it as it is. I am calling it Anointing. It is a wonderful scent. I decided to try it in a batch of soap tonight. The oils I used for the blend are supposed to hold up well in cold process soap, but I don't know. I'm not smelling a strong scent in the mold. Hopefully, tomorrow will tell a better tale.
Earlier in the evening I went up to Mt. P. with Anna. We haven't done that in a while and it would have been great if the roads had been better, and if I hadn't broken my toe Saturday night. I've been limping around like Grandpa McCoy for the last few days. I did tape it, and that helps but it still isn't fun going up and down the stairs. Since that is where the shop is, it's been a challenge. While we were up town, I dropped off two boxes to GoodWill. I have made some progress.
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