Wednesday, May 30, 2012

soap pops

OMG! I had the best time creating these soapsicles or soap pops.
They look good enough to eat but please don't, because it's SOAP!
I did enjoy creating them but what is wonderful to me is the fact that my family can use them. I can control what goes into these lovely bars of soap. I don't always want a fragrance. Sometimes I wear scented lotion or perfume and on those rare occasions a scented soap, lotion, and perfume altogether can be more than one nose can handle. Can you say scent overload?
Anyway, I never tried goat's milk soap. I am glad to try it. I also love Shea soap. I hope to pick up some olive oil soap tomorrow.
These lovely jumbly bars of soaps will be available in my etsy shop soon so if you are interested in them please click over and buy a few.
On a different note, I continue to count down the days to summer break. We are going through finals week at school and I am very excited for many reasons.
Under different circumstances, giving soap to someone might suggest to some that maybe they need to take a bath but when you get a soapsicle it just seems to say, "What fun?"
Soapsicles.... they are so much fun and they help me....

Enjoy Life!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Well, I am on point today. I love this song. Roberta Flack is one of my favorite musical artists. I have never seen her in concert and at this point in my life, it's not looking like that is going to happen BUT if I were to ever go to a concert in my life, it would be to see her.
There are only two people I would like to see in concert and she is one of them. You are gonna have to guess the other one and yes they happen to be alive.
Anyway, I really enjoyed putting this video together. In the online game of Second Life, my avatar, Viv, is fun. My avatar is the star of my short stories, The Adventures of Viv Writer. The song in this video actually influenced one of my short stories.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Love Inside

The first time I heard this song I cried..... loudly.
Most of us can relate to this song on some level.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I Like Dreaming

It's a wonderful Sunday evening and I have had the most lovely weekend at the lake with my family. Some might say resting and lolloping about is absolutely no fun but I would be prepared to defend my position.
Well, mothers day and my birthday have come and gone. My duel celebration was lovely as well.
I am so looking forward to the break that summer brings with it. I say it every year and every year it's true, summer break gets shorter and shorter.
This year I have plans. I hope I have the discipline to execute them. Let's see, I'll share this much. I plan to continue writing, The Adventures of Viv Writer. I don't think I'll ever finish and to be honest I don't think I want to. I love the characters I've created, the places and situations I put them in. It's a fantastic adventure to write. I also plan to write a musical for my students. That is an ambitious goal considering I lack a few requirements needed to make this a success. I also plan to eat properly. Ummm seriously, eating during the summer is an issue for me. When working, I don't have time to snack and go out to eat the way I do during the summer.
I love being in the online game of Second Life. I love being in a place where I feel a peace that is so wonderful to create in. My friends in the online game are fantastic and extremely supportive of my efforts. I don't think I've ever had such kind words said to me. The kind words just fuel me and I live on them.
Each summer I spend at the lake I feel that much closer to the beach. Maybe one day I will wake up in my dream cottage at the beach with my typewriter, decaf coffee, and glasses. It's a dream that makes me smile broadly. Even if it never comes true, that dream alone would have made me smile a lifetime. In this case I guess it's alright to dream my life away. It helps me....

Enjoy Life!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Some Dilemma

This has been some week. I am so ready for summer break but I know all too well that summer break goes very fast.
I am doing more crafty things with my students and I am pleased with the results. They are using their imaginations and building up their creative muscles more and more with every project.
I am really excited about a current project that involves atc (actor trading cards). More about this in another blog entry.
I am thinking about heading out to the lake but the comforts of my bedroom seem to be the magnet that won't let me go. What a wonderful dilemma. Go to the lake or stay in my bed :) Either way I think I can....

Enjoy Life!!