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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Odds and Ends

I have had a few people ask me how I am doing this week not home schooling after having done it for so long or how does is feel to have the house quiet most of the day. Don't take this wrong but it feels, GREAT!!
On Monday I felt like someone removed one of my arms. By Wednesday every thing was back to normal and I was happy to rattle around happily doing my own thing. In fact, it felt a bit like I was on vacation. when it got too quiet so I would crank my music. I haven't done that in years. I would go for a walk with Sasha when I wanted and the biggest surprise of all was there wasn't dishes in the sink every time I walked in. When they came in I was so lonesome I was excited to see them and hear about their day. I think it is going to be a very nice transition.

Tuesday I made candles.




Pumpkin Souffle
Red Apple

Red Apple with no coloring
I hope to make some more with no color and no scent. I just like the natural smell of the soy wax. They burn very nice and clean. My house smelled so much like fall. I had to bake that day just because it smelled like pumpkin pie and apple cider.

I hope you have a fantastic day.The chickens are calling my name.

~Kim~

19 comments:

  1. Good morning! Glad you are enjoying your time. I always find it amazing easy to fill my days. I bet you will too. I am thinking about dragging out the Fall decs this week-end. Can't believe it is already upon us. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Hello :-) I found your blog this morning and I am enjoying reading through your posts.. Have a wonderful day, Melissa..

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  3. ohhhhh, those candles sound so yummy!!! Glad you are making the transition to being on your own. It's good, hey?

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  4. Oh good, I'm glad you're enjoying it! I've been hoping you would. How's everybody liking school? I'm doing a lot better today. Definitely just a circulation problem.

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  5. I am so glad you are adjusting and loving your time...Seasons for all things and now there can be some time for you...

    I bet those candles smell divine...they are so cute in those little jars...You got it going on girlfriend....

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  6. i am really glad to hear this. :)

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  7. i cried for a month when my boys went off to college, a whole month. then one day i woke and realized, hey, this is awesome!!

    i have hobbies, there are things i like to do, i have a life.....i never looked back!!

    i am ready for fall scents in the house. i am going to "buy" some candles!!

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  8. My goodness, Kim! Is there anything you DON'T do? Dye your own wool; make your own candles! I am thoroughly impressed!

    With no school to do, you are now able to do what YOU want to do. In my retirement, I very often lose track of the time.:-) That is strange coming from someone who has been so structured for much of my life!

    Enjoy your Thursday!

    xo Nellie

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  9. There I was worrying that you would find the adjustment challenging and you slid right into it with ease.

    Your candles sounds delicious.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  10. You make candles?! Soy candles?! They look so nice...I'd love to know how. You're going to say it's easy...I just know it! :)

    I'm glad you're enjoying the transition!

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  11. I love the sunflowers.

    I can almost smell the candles.

    Embrace the freedom.

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  12. Those candles are so pretty. The pink one looks delish! Practicing for the etsy store??

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  13. So, you need to tell us how you make those candles...or is that giving away "etsy store" secrets?? :-)

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  14. Hi sweet Kim! Bliss! I love candles and I've wanted a candle-making teacher. Maybe you can send me an email tutorial. Smile.
    Now I'm craving ginger cookies.
    I'm so glad that your days have been sweet!

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  15. Oh freedom is a wonderful thing and you certainly have been taking advantage of the time. Beautiful candles. B

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  16. I LOVE candles, but I've never thought about making them. I burned a candle last night ... it was so yummy! Made me feel like fall on the hottest day of the summer.

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  17. You have done well homeschooling the many years and now you will get this break and enjoy seeing the rewards of a job well done.
    The candles are beautiful, have you done a tutorial on making soy candles, if so I missed it, and if not would you consider making one, I have always wanted to learn how to make soy candles.
    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  18. Yeah I think it's easy to get used to not doing school. I'm not ready to go back next week. I love your candles! They look so cute and friendly.

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