NROLW and soap!

Hello again!  Did you guys make a plan yet?  I woke up before the sun today, which meant 5:30!  Too early.  The time change is messing with me 😕  I laid in bed for awhile before getting up.  Got dressed and stood outside for several minutes deciding whether to bike or drive to the gym.  It was 28 degrees, and I kept trying to talk myself into it, but wimped out and drove.

Last day of NROLW stage 6

  • Reverse lunge single dumbbell:  4 sets of 4 at 25 pounds
  • 2-point dumbbell row:  3 sets of 4 at 30 pounds, 1 set at 35 pounds
  • Dumbbell push press:  4 sets of 4 with 20 pound DBs
  • Back extension (machine):  4 sets of 4 at 100 pounds
  • Incline revers crunch:  4 sets of 4

Then I walked on the treadmill for 40 minutes.  Simple workout today.  I am going to dink around on the weights for Wed and Friday before starting the final stage of NROLW next week!

Came home feeling the pumpkin today!

Cream of Wheat with pumpkin, brown sugar, craisins, cinnamon, and toasted almonds.  Really good!


So, all that soap that I made last week was ready to ship out.  Here are the blocks ready to wrap:


Each of those blocks weighs 2.5 pounds.  So you are looking at 60 pounds of soap right there.  Each block yields 10 bars of soap (240 bars). It’s a little dull on the color palate, just due to what this customer ordered.  This customer cuts the blocks into bars.


Back when I had my shop, I would do this much or more every day!  It’s hard to do when you work another full time job LOL!  Too bad luxury soap doesn’t sell as well in tough economic times, or I might start doing it again on a regular basis.  Makes the house smell wonderful, I have to say – at least until it shipped out this afternoon!

Yesterday was shopping day, so waffles are back in the house and I got to have a waffle sammie for lunch!


Plus a kiwi and strawberries.  I’ve gotten on a bit of a kiwi kick lately.

I also had a coupon for more of these:



Had to flex some work time to get that order packed and out, so I’ll be working late tonight.  Took a break for dinner.  Clam strips!  Another oldie, but goodie.


All settled in now with my 10 kernels of candy corn (can you believe how long this bag has lasted??) and a cup of Constant Comment.  Hoping the Saints win tonight!

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16 thoughts on “NROLW and soap!

  1. Barb

    The soap looks wonderful! I’m in awe of your ability to portion out the candy corn. That one of many things I’m learning that I just can not keep around!

    Brrr…I don’t blame you for driving to the gym! 🙂 I just checked our weather for tomorrow…sunny and 60. I packed my bike up in the van and will be biking during my lunch break tomorrow! Can’t wait!
    .-= Barb´s last blog ..Happy Halloween! =-.

  2. Ishmael

    Love those soaps! Great idea on the plan for the holidays. I’m glad you suggested it and got me thinking along those lines. Lucky for me I’ve minimized how many days I’ll be around Xmas goodies, but there’s a lot of days to get through that will be full of unasked for snacks. People bring a lot of junk into the office this time of year – and then there’s all the booze-filled parties.
    .-= Ishmael´s last blog ..Chinatown =-.

  3. Leah

    The soap looks neat! I love specialty soaps and would like to try making them someday.

    I commented on your making-a-plan post about how yummy the pumpkin in cream of wheat sounds. 🙂 Yum!

    I left to sub today in flip flops and capris..I won’t complain when you went out to 28 degrees this morning. LOL Of course, here in OK it’s just a little warm spell of 70 degrees and I just had to squeeze out a few more days in carpris.

    Oh, and candy corn isn’t my problem…chocolate is another story. I love how you count out your treats. That works for me too.
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..No Cookie – Yes Candy =-.

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