Posting… but elsewhere

Posted by on December 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm.

My goodness has it been a busy year. Whew… I’m still posting, but recently my focus has been on a few of my other websites and, I have been slowly working on creating new cold processed soaps. I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with new recipes that I’ve created and tweaked a few of the older recipes. Yesterday, I made a pine tar soap and while it was a success, I’m calling that my ‘ugly soap” and will rebatch it so I can create a design that I wanted.

Homeschooling is going well and as great as my daughter did at her Lutheran school, she’s soaring even higher now because she can work at her own pace, her speed is fast. Also, homeschooling has opened up a world of new opportunities through the interactions that she has with people of various age groups. This past Friday, we toured the three labs at Hopkins. It was a fabulous opportunity for the kids and the organizers told the students to reach out to them if they had any more questions and to consider them in the future for careers.

Things are starting to slow down for me, but just a bit, before long it’s going to be Christmas. We don’t really get into the holiday that much, but we do hang lights and put out a tree. This was done before Thanksgiving. 🙂

I’m slowly working Celebrate Life back into the posting routine and yes, this task has to be penned into my Covey Planner.


  • Hiya! Good to see you posting again! I figured you were busy! Glad things are going well for homeschooling. Happy to hear about the soaps, too! I’ll have to text you over the next couple of days! HUGS!


    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer Bliss, I enjoy making soaps. I always have. I have fond memories of making it with my mom and in my twenties, I started making it myself. 🙂 I look forward to the text. 🙂


  • Mike Goad says:

    I’m glad that your daughter is “soaring higher” with her homeschooling. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like for me to be able to to have quality homeschooling — I was never really challenged by the school curriculum and probably got poorer grades than I could have if I had been interested.

    Our oldest daughter is really having fun providing learning opportunities at our local library. She is the childrens’ librarian and had has initiated quite a few new programs for local kids since she got the job last Spring. One of Karen’s quilts is being used for a fund raiser to help raise money for one of her programs. (I’ll be posting about it and sharing on Facebook later today)

    Best wishes for getting back into posting here. I try to keep up posting just because I’m stubborn — and it gives me a way to focus and share some of my interests. I’m stubborn in that I refuse to give up on blogging like so many people have.

    I hope you have a great rest of the year and a really good Christmas.
    Mike Goad recently posted..1918 Merry Christmas


    Opal Reply:

    @Mike Goad, I remember you mentioned she got that job. What a fabulous opportunity. One of my aunts was a librarian and a cousin was also.

    Yes, letting this website languish has been one of my regrets. It’s been around for a while. I do regret deleting VeganMomma, and the name, I should have thought about that a bit more before coming up with that name. Still Vegan, but I’m so much more.

    At the Lutheran school that my daughter attended, there were quite a few children that did get in trouble during class (talking, pulling pranks)also did very well in school. They were just bored. Of course, that isn’t an excuse to act up during a class, but it would have been nice to see them challenged a bit with their schoolwork. My daughter was way too quiet to misbehave in school. She occasionally saves that for home. lol
    Opal recently posted..Another birthday and some Dr. Martens


  • What are the other sites you are blogging on these days!?
    Jennifer Bliss recently posted..Dal Bukhara, Old School Merry-Go-Rounds, & Deliciously Ella Everyday!


    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer Bliss, They’re all mine, but I’ll write about a few soon. 🙂
    Opal recently posted..Painting, vegan Indian food, dog treats and cold processed beer soap


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