Happy happy, joy joy … we have a wonderful, working Helpdesk for Blogomania clients now! YEAH! A huge thanks to Jennifer for getting it set up! Part of the reason why I wanted to get it up and running? Because Kristine is helping with support requests now during the hours I am away! Yes, I do actually leave the computer for a few hours every once in awhile…
Speaking of leaving the computer, I was making soap earlier and I realized something … I am very OCD about how my soap loaves come out. I patiently make everything by hand, so when I am placing the “chunks” in a loaf of soap I get picky about where the cubes fall. You can’t have a bunch of purple cubes all bunched up together, you know! Oh my. I think Elizabeth might be the only person that will truly understand this compulsive issue.
As for soap colors – Mike arrived on Friday before Jason’s pagent as I was wrapping up a batch of snowflakes. I don’t just use one shade of blue color. Oh no – there is the dark blue with the mica in it, and then there is 2-3 drops of the other blue along with 2 drops of red. To get it to the “just right” shade of blue. I can’t have it any other way.
I have more fragrances around here then I have soap designs. How did that happen? A secret on how I come up with the soap designs … I smell a fragrance, and then I think about what colors come to mind. From there, I look for inspiration on what the scent represents to determine how to make the soap design. Unfortunately, there are only so many “looks” that I can make, so I am afraid that after awhile they all start to look the same!
Speaking of Mike, Jason & I went to “Lights in the Heights” to see him perform (with the Lager Rhythms) and then we went to the Christmas party at Charles and Tiffany’s house. They have a gorgeous house and it was the perfect setting and a nice end to the evening (even with my horrid migraine). Lights in the Heights was so beautiful – I can’t believe I’ve been missing it all these years! The Lager Rhythms were great as usual – I love watching them perform. Now I’m feeling all festive and so I was in a panic earlier when I realized all the stuff I need to finish between now and Christmas – and I’m starting a 5-day temp assignment tomorrow. Speaking of which – I’ve got a ton of stuff to do – so after I finish writing out my list I’m off to do more!
:: Fix printer.
:: Recreate labels or find the file.
:: Print labels.
:: Pack & label the most recent orders to ship.
:: Ship boxes.
:: Finish getting Christmas addresses. Hijack a copy of Mom’s list.
:: Finish Christmas cards.
:: Arrow of Light – 4:45pm tonight.
:: Finish decorating the tree. Enough of the “simple” tree look.
:: Get Dad’s Christmas gift.
:: Return extra labels to Office Depot.
:: Return stuff to Wal-Mart.
:: Breath. Relax. Enjoy the moment – it’s the Holidays after all!