Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Winter in the Pacific Northwest can be at times very dreary and gloomy. Sometimes we don't see the sun for days on end. But just once in a while it decides to come out and play and the wait is worth it. This is the view from the back of our house. It was so nice to be greeted with this amazing sight as soon as daylight approached. I am afraid not much was done at the front of the house on this day. I tried to stay on the back side as long as I could. It didn't last long though as we are right back to the gloomy's again.
We did manage to get out for a short walk over the weekend and spotted quite a few bald eagles along the way. Only this one was willing to sit for a bit so we could take his photo. He is an immature eagle and he still looks that scruffy brown color. It's not the greatest pic but hopefully as the weather gets better and we venture out more we will have lots of opportunity to take more pics.
I am patiently waiting for all of these lovely soaps to finish curing. We have about another week to go. I think that is the only thing about cold process soap making that I don't enjoy...the waiting. I am sure that most soap makers feel the same way. I can't be the only one...can I?

I have been racking my brains all day trying to decide what to have for dinner tonight. Some days I could just cook up a storm and other days I am at a loss. Wonder why that is? If I do try to cook when I don't feel like it then it quite always turns out not so great. It's the same with sewing and soap making too. When I am not feeling creative then it is best just to not do anything.

So I guess tonight we will have "ifits". Translated it means "if it's there then we will have it, if it's not then we won't"!

See you soon!


annemarie said...

What a beautiful view - can I come visit?? I have never seen mountains like that - you are so fortunate to see these everyday. Your yummy soap almost looks edible!

Bethany Hissong said...

I can't imagine having such a gorgeous view to see every day! We used to live near the mountains when we first were married but the Appalachians look like hills compared to yours! Lately with cooking I've been trying to work my way through a new cookbook, making myself try everything. That way I don't have to think, I just do! And it's been a nice variety, even on the days I don't feel like cooking.

periwinkle said...

oh I just love your view -- my cooking is going okay ( just the odd mishap lol )I've just posted a yummy carbonara recipe

iSew said...

Wow! What a view. I must say I'm really enjoying the Northwest winter. I was prepared for the worst and am still waiting for it.

I have the same issues with cooking, sometimes I'm just not inspired. That's when we go out! haha

p.s. I love your soap!

Handmade in Israel said...

Look at that view!!! If that was in my back garden I wouldn't get anything done. How wonderful.
Love the Ifits! Might use that myself :)

jojo-caramel said...

And when the sun comes out to play, what a wonderful view! Unfortunately, it's dreary and gloomy here also. But i see that the sun is inside your house :) Look at me those soaps!!! Beautiful colors!!!

Il faut faire des crêpes! :)
with eggs, ham, cheese together with a salad and a fresh white wine :)

Big hugs,
Give my regards to Mount Rainier!

Sue said...

I don't know how you get anything done with a view like that outside your window.

I'm starting to feel the urge to create, but I'm still feeling too tired to gather all the materials together. Maybe next week.

hetty said...

Breathtaking view! Your soaps look wonderful too. If I had them at my house and didn't feel like cooking, I might serve them for dinner! They look good enough to eat!