I was really proud of how it came out. It is cheese and sausage.
And this one is from last night. Victor made us some sorta Asian thing and it was really delicious.
This is our carpet sweeper that we got. And it actually works better than a vacuum! You have to stop and clean it, but that's ok. It cleans deeper and better and doesn't use any electric.
We went to Home Depot originally, yesterday, to look for a pipe so I can make batches of round soap, but they didn't have any that I liked, so we went to Lowe's and saw these on the markdown cart. I'm holding the sticker cause the corner was flopping over. The cord set was 3 dollars marked down from 7.
And here is the pipe I got. It came in that length, which is what I wanted. I didn't want to have to get one of those really long ones and cut it, but this was cheap and the right length. I bought a "test cap" to put on the end so that the soap doesn't come out the end. Now what I do is stand it on end, with the cap side down, put parchment paper inside the pipe, pour the soap in, let sit until it's solid enough to remove, then wait another day or until it's solid enough not to squish when I cut, then I cut and dry like normal. I read a tutorial on this. My pipe is 3" diameter, but the one in the tutorial was 2 1/2". I couldn't find 2 1/2" and 2" seemed too small.
We had gone out to get cat food and lye yesterday. Because I was out of lye. I bought two things of it this time so I wouldn't run out as fast. I'm not sure what kind of soap to make. I kind of want to do a chocolate scented one but I don't even know where to get cocoa butter, other than online, cause everywhere I'm finding it it's in the form of hand lotion. I could do a lavender batch but I don't know where to find alkanet root, which is what you use to dye it lavender color. I just don't know. I'll look around and see what I come up with. I want to do a normal water batch, then after that I'll try a milk batch.
On the Faerie's Ruin plot prizes, I bought another stamp and put it up for sale, it's sitting at around 13,000 on the auctions right now (up from the 8,000 I think I put it up for), and I grabbed a potion that's at about 18,000, up from 4,000. I got another stamp and another potion that's in my safety deposit box. Now I have 910 points left and I'm trying to decide between the Xandra bobblehead to put in my gallery, or the containment field toy to sell. Either way I'll have 10 points left for a keychain. If I go with the bobblehead I'll have 200 points to spend on stone pies (100 points each). I might eventually try to buy the guyliner and the crashing faerieland background. Everyone wants the background, though, so that might have to wait until it drops in price.
I decided to look up Green Rider fanfiction to get me through until Tuesday. I kinda don't want to cause I don't want to go into book 4 hoping for this or that (I do kinda want something to happen with Karigan/Zachery, but I don't think I'd mind if she dragged it out through another book), but I was curious. I am impressed with the fan following. There was 85 pages of fanfics, total, 42 of them are romance. Out of that only 3 were rated M and two of them should have been rated K and one of them T. This means the fans are loyal to how the characters actually are, and don't go running off shipping everyone in tons and tons of M-rated shipping goodness. Or rather, badness. Think Harry Potter fans. We're scary when we get shipping. But all the ships I saw were actually really good, things I would have thought of on my own. Like Fergal/Mel, and Stevic/Laren, Alton/Dale, and Garth/Tegan. The only weird ones included Fastion, which I guess makes sense? And then the token slash, Allesandros/Hadriax, which does kinda make sense, all of the "I love you as my best friend, as my brother" stuff. And almost all of the fics are fluffy angst. I was too tired to explore the other sections, like the humor or the adventure, and stuff. And I usually avoid the fics that have tons of chapters and lots of words. If there's eight chapters and each one has five paragraphs, that's fine. But if each chapter is very long I avoid it. Basically. Because I don't want to get drawn into this big story that's more or less someone's idea for another book in the series because if I like it then the next book will seem not-canon, or it will be disappointing.
I have to go in to work later to order. I should be leaving in a minute here cause I had wanted to get there around 8 or so and do my orders and stuff then get my check right at 9 when the desk opened. But it can wait, I still need breakfast, I haven't eaten yet this morning and I got up around 6:40!