There are few smells I love more than woodsmoke. This week it was ribfest downtown and each day I got to walk outside my building and smell woodsmoke and roasting meat. Then every morning, my cycling route takes me through the plethora of stands starting up their wood/charcoal fires. It was like a tease! If I smell woodsmoke first thing in the morning, I expect there to be eggs and bacon to go with it.
The second thing that I love the smell of is fresh clothes off the line. I need to try to make a lavender spray for the sheets, but just the smell of sun dried clothes is awesome. I’m a low maintenance kinda girl. I get off on woodsmoke and line dried clothes- there I said it! Bottle that scent and I’ll… I need a moment ;).
As for soapmaking endeavors this week, I am a bit disappointed in my last batch, they are a bit soft and even still a bit sticky, which isn’t cool. So perhaps I will go back to my original recipee since those bars did come out well. I won’t put them for sale, or even look at starting a soap business until I’ve perfected my bars.
This week, we had a bit of a date day, so what did we do? Went to IKEA for breaky and took a walk around to see what things we might like for the tiny home. We also checked out some appliances in the store next to it, but they are ridiculously expensive for something that’s half the size! I will clearly have to keep looking. We did somewhat decide on the look of the cabinets, and the counters, but the rest is still on in my head.
I did manage to finish book #4 last weekend! I’ve have sent it off to be read by my wonderful beta readers and am awaiting their thoughts! I have also started another story- I know, I have too many started stories, but this one is awesome, but then again, I might be a bit biased. I really feel like I have found my voice and this one has been trying to be heard for a while. It will really let me stretch my sarcastic and dry humour.
This is an exciting week for us and boy #3 graduates from highschool. We’re very proud of him and wish him an exciting future! It will be very neat to see how he spreads his wings, and it which direction he flies.
That leaves us with menu time!!!
First up is tonight- burgers ( I had a mushroom burger, because unlike other members of my family, they don’t create noxious fumes later) 🙂
Monday night- chicken on the BBQ with salad and roasted 1/2 potatoes
Tuesday night- garlic pork chops with riced cauliflower and cukes
Wed night – TBD as it is grad supper night and I will have company
Thursday – not really sure perhaps pizza
Friday- seeing a trend here? Open to options 🙂
Have a great week. Be kind, even to the jerks that speed past you on their bikes and don’t stop for birds crossing the paths- even the babies !!! Then I have to deal with an upset nanny goose, and no one needs that ! An I appologize if a a bird choked on the gum I had to spit out cause a shed fly or something flew in my mouth- I’m just not into eating bugs- things aren’t that bad yet.