Stress! and sweet-smelling goo.

Jeez, what a stressful morning. Taking the cats into the vet for their annual checkup/vaccinations. The traffic for some reason coming out of Karori was hideous – everyone driving straight up the guts, all at the same time. Guess it is the rain. Still, I was an idiot for going up the middle like everyone else, instead of taking one of the side roads. In the meantime, cats meowing and pooing in their cages and I’m trying to talk to them and calm them down.

At the vet’s was the usual checking Sooty’s teeth (he has bad teeth, despite all the special dental catfood I buy him), and talk about how they are too fat (and that makes me feel like a terrible parent), but my vet was really good and went through exactly how much of what sort of food they should be having every day. I know. It sounds incredibly obvious, but it was good to do.

So now everyone is flaked out at home – Pips on the couch in the lounge, Soots on the bed, on my sweater that I really need to reclaim. It’s gusting and howling a gale out there, and it’s raining a bit too. In about 20 minutes I need to make my lunch and get dressed for work. It’s ok. I’ve been home the past few days because there just hasn’t been enough for me to test, but it sounds like another component of the project is going to be ready enough for me to start planning the test approach for. Gotta love these agile projects.

Yesterday I discovered this awesome website, Crunchy Betty. Actually I found it on the weekend when I was wanting to make some solid perfume thingies, but only started looking at the rest of the site yesterday. Ye gods, this thing is awesome! I got carried away and made a sugar and coconut oil body scrub, face scrub (with oats, clay and ground chamomile), massage oil (not from the website, now I think of it), and HOMEMADE toothpaste. Random, or what? I also tried making a body lotion emulsion that I saw somewhere else and I now have a big pile of white goo that smells of ylang-ylang. Ah well, you can’t win ’em all.

I’m now plotting to make some whipped shea butter (to replace the delicious-smelling goo that will wind up in the bin soon), some sports massage oil (b/f is an athlete!), some sprayable perfume and maybe some face masks and other thingies. Yusss. It is awesomely fun.

My fave? Probably the coconut-sugar scrub. You use 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and I put in about three drops of geranium essential oil. I used it in the shower last night and it was stunningly good. The toothpaste was pretty damn good too, if I do say so myself.

Anyway – about time to go think about sandwiches. Adios.

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