#1 Okay, now on to a few matters of business. Bloglines is going out of business, and I have been in complete denial for two months. Now I have less than a week to move my list to another blogkeeper, and I am so very sad about all of this. Words do not do it justice. I simply love Bloglines, and I am so unhappy about their decision to close down shop. A friend told me about Google reader, but even she misses Bloglines. What will I do? I'm not blogsavvy enough to know how to put them in my sidebar. Therefore, I am stuck. :-(
#2 Vicky asked about making soap. I hate answering this question. Several moms oohhhed and ahhhed over my soap last Friday, and I had to be completely honest with them. What we did was too easy. We went to hobby lobby, bought glycerin, melted it, added various fragrances, added dyes, poured them into molds, added herbs, let the molds harden for one hour, and then popped them out of the molds. Easy, breezy!!
#3 I am updating to add this because it is soooo important!!!! My sweet friend Nichole introduced me to what might just be my absolute new favorite thing!!!! Probably all of my computer savvy friends already know about this site, but I didn't, and it is changing my world!! Okay, slight exaggeration, but, seriously, I love it!! Nichole has four boys similar ages to mine, and I noticed that she was playing music similar to the kind of music I play constantly at my home ~ calm, melancholy music. So, I said, "I love your music, what is the name of the group??" She said, "I don't know. It is Pandora radio. Let's go look." So, she walked over to her computer and looked at the screen and told me the name of the artist playing. She was blown away that I didn't know about Pandora, and, thankfully, she was more than excited to enlighten me. It seems, unbeknownst to me that you can create your own radio station on Pandora's website, completely free. It only plays music that you like ~ how awesome! So, you go to their site, name an artist that you really like, and they find other artists who play similar music and create a radio station just for you with your favorite artist and artist similar to him/her. So, I put in Alli Rogers, and my, oh, my, oh, my, if I have not discovered 50 new artists/songs that I love!!! I am constantly saying, "Joshua, hold your math question. I'll get back to you in one second! I've got to see who is singing this amazing song!!!!!" I'm loving my radio station!
Erik created one, but I do not listen to his station because he put in Toby Mac as his artist. And, I can only handle so much loudness and energy in my house during the day!! Though I do love Toby when I'm cleaning or organizing or doing something that I need a little extra pep in my step!!! But, for everyday life, I like Fernando Ortega, Alli Rogers, and all my new favorites ~ thanks to Pandora!! The only catch is that every so often you have to listen to a 15 second commercial. But, I'll be honest I rarely notice them. I highly recommend this!!!!
I think that is it!! I really hope to begin posting my weekly menu and thankful list on Mondays. But, not this Monday, maybe I'll get my act together and start next Monday. I've got a few real life lists I must make and a few real life tangles to untangle before the nappers come to, so I gotta run!!!