Saturday, January 31, 2015

A few administrative things on the last Saturday in January

I've also been in bed this week with a horrible cold or a mild-to-medium flu, so I will do my best to respond to your messages and comments as I feel stronger. I am so sick of this cold/flu season! This is the second cold/flu I've had this year. I'm done now! (No, I didn't get a flu shot as every time I tried to get one - four times! - something went wrong. They were out, the person administering the shot was away, and so on! ARGH!)

I can't encourage you enough to check out the sections of the blog, like frequently asked questions section, emollientshair carecosmeceuticals, information for newbies, and so on when you are looking for information. If you'd like to know more about where I keep things on the blog, check out this little tour I created (permanently located on the right hand side of the blog for at least the last two years!). I don't mind answering the same questions over and over again, but it seems a pity to do so with the limited time I have every week to write! In all honesty, I'd much rather be writing about new ingredients and writing up new recipes or playing in the workshop than answering questions like where to find supplies, how to convert recipes, why we weigh our ingredients, and so on, but I take my lead from you, my wonderful readers. If this is how you would like me to concentrate my efforts, I shall do so!

If you're wondering why I have a picture of Blondie in a rain coat at the top of the post, it's because I'm "under the weather". Plus, she looks adorable! 

9 comments:

ChrisB disher said...

Just wanted to say I hope you get well soon, and no more colds/flu this year!

Susanna Originals said...

Apparently the flu shots in Canada this year are off the mark and have little or no protection against the type of virus going the rounds. So you didn't miss anything. Don't know how anybody could stay healthy when the temperature is up and down like a roller coaster this winter. Feel better!

p said...

Get well soon, Susan!

Anna said...

Yes, get well soon!

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

The weather has been fabulous in my part of the world. We've been breaking records - it was 15˚C in Chilliwack the other day - and it's so warm I've been wearing shorts (instead of capri pants. I don't wear regular pants!!!). I wish we had some snow. It would be lovely. I would really like to get normal again. I'm so tired right now, but my brain is working well enough to know I'm bored! Argh!

Thank you for your well wishes!

Elizabeth Aqui-Seto said...

Susan, please get well very soon. But dear Susan, I'm your fellow Canadian living in Toronto Ontario and really don't think you want the 15-20 cm of snow we got here today with -16 to -20 C temperatures.

I don't like the heat, but this is too cold!!

Susan, I have a question on what causes the whitening effect in lotions and creams. I'd like to send a question on this but don't know where to post it. I did a search on the blog but can't see if this is something you've covered. I love all the recipes in your extensive library but can't seem to get the right emulsions to produce a product that absorbs in the skin with no whitening.

Thank you.

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Elizabeth! Check out the "soaping effect" in the FAQ or through a search.

Elizabeth Aqui-Seto said...

Susan, thanks for pointing me to the right place. I read the "soaping effect" but still need to ask a question, which I've posted in that area.

Cheers,


Pierrette said...

Poor you, hope you won't have any cold this year. If so try to put an onion(pealed) near by you. It' suppose to cure the flu. It's not a joke. Two persons in my neighbouring tried it and the day after no more cold or flu.