I wanted to wish everyone within internet range (!) a Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with Happiness, Health and all good things, and above all - PEACE.
And something for my soaping friends... I had a little too much time on my hands the other morning (hard to believe, I know.) I wrote this and didn't know what to do with it. Then I thought, "Hey, I can Blog it!"
'Twas the night before Christmas, and I was a flutter
I wanted to soap, I'd received my shea butter;
The molds were all lined, they were waiting and ready,
the eo's were mixed and boy, were they heady;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
Poppa was asleep, but I'd go the distance,
I had my plans made for my piece de resistance,
When out in the kitchen I made a discovery,
Stick blender was broke and there'd be no recovery;
Away to the Kwalmart I flew like a flash,
I banged on the doors, and I even talked trash;
The dang place was closed after Holiday hours,
everyone had gone home to have fun and take showers,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a security guard, with a wild look of fear,
With a little old keychain, so shiny and bright,
I hoped against hope that he'd help me that night.
More rapid than eagles I shouted my needs
And I pleaded, and shouted, and redoubled my pleads;
"Now, Oster! now, blender! I'm down on my knees!
I'm desperate, man, oh let me in please!
Oh if you have a heart! oh, please help me tonight!
Now open up! open up! please turn on the light!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So he to the door lock, his keys how they flew
It was so much like magic, he even smiled too.
And then, in a twinkling, the door opened wide
And my heart, it was beating at what was inside.
The store had been stocked, I was turning around,
A shiny new stick blender easily found;
I was thrilled half to death, so I paid my bill quick,
and the guard soon took on the cute look of St. Nick;
I hurried back home with my eyes full of glee,
'cause I just couldn't wait to begin this melee.
The oils -- how they twinkled! the colors how merry!
The plans were all perfect, excited? Oh, very!
The lye hit the oils and it all came together,
And the trace was just perfect along with the weather;
Micas, how they sparkled. The swirls were aglow,
As soon as I poured it, it's perfect, I know.
The scents it released as I covered it tight,
would bring me sweet dreams, all through the night.
I know Santa visited sometime that night,
the hoofbeats and jingle bells gave me a fright.
And I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."
And so, off to Christmas Eve with the family.