Called 3 doctors. Dental appt today at 2:30 (the sores in my mouth not healing very well, but when they do, more develop). Doc (who treats my joints) office nurse said I need to see my primary physician when I called to inform about the sores not healing and said I made the right decision to stop taking the med, but that I may have something more going on, so call him, which I had already decided I'd be doing anyway. Primary physician appt. is not until Thursday morning, though. I have developed other slow-healing sores as well. Sores like scratching a blemish or itch that causes a sore that forms a scab but isn't healing completely - two or three of those. Putting this altogether has caused me concern and besides the fact that I stopped taking the NSAID (and my GERD med, too) I believe I should be on an antibiotic. I hope my dentist prescribes one, but he's anti-antibiotics, so I can't really count on him doing that. At least he might have some recommendations about what to do about the mouth sores. It's really getting quite old. He will probably take a sample to get tested at least. I certainly hope so, or he might refer me to a specialist, which seems more likely. But then, so might my primary physician. Anyway, that's where I'm at today.
Other than that, Hubby & I have been talking about our trip to Europe, where to go and what to see, and how many days in each place kind of thing. He's off work today and tomorrow.
Got up and came to work. Had a great 2 day show over the weekend. Had to close early on Saturday due to tornado spotting not to far from where we were. My booth was pretty much right on Lake Huron, the waves were a really good size all weekend. Winds were crazy but the weather for the most part was beautiful.
Not today but yesterday, after work, I made 9 jars of Green Gage Plum jam. My husband has been talking about Green Gage Plum jam and looking for Green Gage plums ever since we moved here (in 2003). This weekend, after my market, we stopped in at a little place advertising tomatoes (which is what he wanted) and found out that the farmer has 9 or 10 Green Gage plum trees. We bought some and I made the jam yesterday. My husband is happy!
Today, he's processing tomatoes.
Oh... also today, I stopped in at Buckerfield's, a farm and animal supply store, and picked up a can of Pine Tar. I'm hoping to make some pine tar salve for my eczema. I have a small spot of it on my arm and its been driving me crazy. Nothing has been helping.
I dropped out of my physiology class. Apparently you need to know chemistry even though it's not listed as a prerequisite; I can't learn that plus study the massive volume of physiology info without completely going insane. (protein synthesis, ATP production, and photosynthesis in one 90 minute lecture and test over 2 weeks of material 2 days later??) Nope. And he lectures so fast that I had to record it and write notes at home....he clocks in at 185 words per minutes - teaching ATP production! I can't even listen that fast.
I havent really bothered with doing the math on the $ of soap making since it started just as a “it might or might not become a hobby”. Then since I liked it I started getting stuff (specially the oils) at supermarkets and we all know they dont usually have the best prices. Then I went to costco where some prices are a bit better sometimes. And then I found a provider that is waay cheaper. But, since cheaper also means buy larger quantities, I finally sat down and did all the math. I finally know how much are my bars costing me (i had no idea) so now I can get a better grasp at this hobbie.
It was not as expensive as I thought it was gonna be.
Yesterday as the rains hammered down on us from the "tropical depression" or "tropical storm" (I honestly didn't pay attention to what it technically was on the Texas Gulf Coast) I spent most of the day unpacking and organizing my workroom/office. Today, I am planning to get it finished (I did not realize how many molds, FO's, EO's, additives, oils, etc I had since they had never all been in one room before now). With the sun now out and the rain gone, if I still feel up to it after doing the workroom, then I will try to get some grocery shopping done. I also need to place an order for a "soaping table" since the house we are renting for the next year or two does not have adequate countertop area. I have a very busy day ahead and I and still catching up on SMF.
I went out today for a much needed walk. I found a soaper who sells creams and she actually uses preservatives. I did not have enough on hand to buy anything (and I did not ask how long she cured her soaps as I don't know if that is rude) so I took her card and will be looking to purchase in the future. The only thing that had me bummed was the fact she didn't really have too many soaps that were unscented.
I didn't realize my Oct show was the first weekend of October, which is 2 weeks from now! HAHA so, I've been running around like a mad woman trying to get everything packaged, labeled and boxed to be ready to go. I needed to shrink wrap, label over 300 soaps, and about 150 candles. Got all the soaps shrink wrapped, but still need to print the name label for them. (I have the ingredients label pre-printed, and just slap those on after shrinking them) and still need to print all the candle labels before putting them on the candles, and I have to wick and shrink wrap my pillars. I hope I can get it all done before my show. Wouldn't be bad if I didn't work outside the home... this happens every year, you'd think I'd get to the point where I was more organized. LOL
Since I have a rental Minivan I went to IKEA and got a kallax 12 cube shelf and put it together. Moved soap from my desk to the curing rack. Attached a lamp to the wall above where I do soaping.
ummm yeah that is about it. I was suppose to do the fish pond but it didn't get as sunny as I hoped to help heat up the pond.