Ok, ready for my stupid soapy thing today?
i got my new divided mold today. Didn't realize that it had three dividers instead of two. First stupid thing, but I was so excited to not have to cut cardboard boxes into dividers anymore. I am determined to make something out of it and make it work, even though the whole plan for this thing is smashed.
So I did a lot of calculations tonight: figuring out the four pours, splitting this one into this into this and that one into that. I was totally driving myself nuts. I mean, when they say that algebra doesn't count for anything later in life...whatever kid thought up that notion is crazy. This took half my night of figuring out my soap. I was completely disheveled by the fact that I now had to pour four sections instead of three like I planned.
I needed 50% of my batch to be white. Now I am not thinking in terms of HALF, I am thinking in percentages. 50% in my head does not even occur to me as HALF of my soap LOL. The other two colors were going to be mixed with 25% black and 25% pink. It went on and on with the calculator figuring this out in grams and dividing up the batch. I literally measured out the batter on the scale to make sure I had the correct percentage of white, and THEN I went ahead and put the next exact same weight pitcher onto the scale to measure out the next...
Ok knucklehead LOL LOL. Divide it up into 4 equal parts in 4 of the same pitchers, to make (4) 25% and pour two together to make the 50% batch for the white, and now you have two 25% other two colors just by eyeballing it LOL.
Seriously, it took me all night to come up with this conclusion after doing sooo much math and wasting my entire night.
I guess that is not my only stupid thing tonight: I didn't remember to put in my fragrance until I was halfway into my pour. But that's ok I think, because it was a swirl, so I divided up the scent between the four pitchers (without a calculator!!), so I think it's ok LOL.
Speaking of stupid things. My puppy stuck his head through the foot rails on a high-top foot rest/rail on the dining room chair that I am sitting on. I put my foot out so he couldn't get all the way through (cause he is annoying me right now lol). So now he thinks he is stuck...instead of just backing up out the same way he got in. So at least tonight...I am smarter than my puppy LOL