Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The above photo was taken on my way to my final craft show of the season last weekend. I was running late. I usually am but I wanted to stop and take this photo. What can I say? I love Canadian geese. Anyways, it was a good craft show season. I enjoyed it immensely and was able to see my little soap "thing" grow, just a little. Let's just say that my soaps and I are strolling down a good path. (Yes, that's right. I'm referring to my soaps as if they are companions.) Having said that, I am a little happy that the craft show season has come to an end. It was busy and sometimes consuming. I spent many Saturdays away from my family, something I'm not used to doing. I am now ready to take a breather and enjoy the company of my little men even when it involves them hanging off a piece of furniture. (It often does involve such monkey-ish behaviour.) I am ready to decorate for Christmas. (First, I have to clean the house because the house doesn't clean itself. heck, i don't clean the house but it's got to be done.) I am ready to think about the making of things. 'Tis the season, after all.
Don't get me wrong. There is still soap activity happening -- orders to get ready and soap to make. I love preparing each order -- wrapping the soap, choosing samples, visiting the post office. I have a beer in the fridge that is waiting to be made into a shampoo bar and I fear it won't wait forever but it can wait until tomorrow. Any soap I make now won't be ready until the new year and there is something satisfying about that thought. It makes me think of what the new year may have in store for us.
I think I may be rambling now. I haven't been as present in this space as I would like and I am looking forward to being more present. Sometimes being more present means rambling a little first to clear the air. Let's consider the air cleared.
Posted by Tara at 12:04 PM