Friday, July 3, 2015

We're home!

We arrived home last night after hours and hours of battling traffic through the Tacoma-Seattle-Everett area to a ridiculously warm house and an adorable dog. It was so chily at the beach this week, I bought and wore a pair of pants! (This may not seem like a big deal to you, my lovely readers, but considering I wear capris and shorts during our relatively mild but still cold Canadian winter, my friends were shocked and amazed!)

So how was Cape Disappointment near Long Beach and Ilwaco, Washington? It was lovely...but there were a few let-downs. We couldn't have a camp fire, despite the fact that it was so wet our tent was covered in so much dew every morning. We were almost kicked out because the Washington state government couldn't put together a budget and that would have closed the park. It was so foggy that we couldn't see the sun set...until the last night, which was magnificent! Nope, it didn't live up to the disappointing name. We had a really lovely time.

To everyone who donated during our vacation, thank you for your patience. We couldn't get any cell service at the camp site, so we had to go into town to get even one bar and further still to find wi-fi.

Now that I'm very well rested and have a few more days of holidays, what should I make in the workshop? That is to say if I can get into it. It's incredibly warm right now - 35˚C, but it feels like 38˚C. Ick!

What are you making in the workshop this weekend?


Gia Volpe said...

I've been working on trying to formulate a lotion that actually pumps out of a pump jar! I say trying because everything ends up super thick. LOVELY, but too. Thick!

So glad you have a lovely trip!

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

Hi Gia. The type of emulsifier you use can make a difference in the viscosity, as can the amount of butter and the thickeners. Are you replacing the water you lose from evaporation after you heat and hold?