*sniffles*

Jun. 6th, 2011 09:29 pm
harena: (Rainbow Signature)
Well, the Transition Ceremony went fabulously, Benjamin survived, and many many pictures were taken, but this is by far my favorite. I might get around to uploading the rest of them but this one i had to share straightaway ^_^



And sure, that's an adorable picture, but it's especially sweet because for the past few years Z has never readily allowed B to hug him and it had turned into a rather intricate game of cat and mouse between the two of them: B trying to get hugs and Z thwarting him. But this evening, when everyone was giving B his congratulatory hugs, Z spontaneously came up to B and gave the above bear hug. It was the Best Present anyone could have given B. And you can just see the joy on his face. ♥ :'D



. o O(and also my mom begged off ostensibly because of the heat, so we were free of her negativity :D)
harena: (Soap Logo!)
Finally pushed myself into making soap today. Aside from the funk my brain has been in lately1, the never-ending thunderstorm we had the 27th of May really made a mess of the basement and i had to do at least two rounds of getting it ready for actually making soap.

This batch was a specially requested scent-free one by a couple of people (sort of >.>). Forgot to ask about the goats milk but figured what the heck, it's got a "scent" so i left it out too.

And since i was making it for just 2 people, i made a smaller batch than usual. Man, it's been a long long time since i've made only 2lbs of soap! i've more recently made vegan soap, even. i had forgotten how much more quickly only 12 oz of lye water cools down as opposed to 24oz! Ah, chemistry.

Anyway, it's done and tucked in the cooler for 2 days before the unmolding and i hope it comes out all right. As i said, it's been a while! *crosses fingers*




1: Head's been really wonky; possibly by stupid hormones. Who even knows. And today is particularly bad because this evening is Benjamin's Transition from 5th Grade and whilst i am very excited about that (Yay, Benjamin for surviving elementary school! You Rock!), my mother out of the freaking blue decided that she was my children's grandmother and is going to attend. Oh Goody, something that is socially strenuous for me anyway is going to be made worse by my mother being an asshole in public like she always does. Arg.
harena: (Rainbow Signature)
i posted this over yonder on Ravelry so thought i'd post it here too.

I’m pretty terrible at pushing such things but I wanted to mention that April is Autism Awareness Month. There are many ways to promote/support awareness, one of which is going to the ASNC Bookstore which currently has a 10% off sale going for the entire month of April.

As many of you know, I’ve been through a lot the past 5 years or so trying to get services for both Josh and Benjamin, so you know that it’s a thing I live with every day. I appreciate any help you all can give to help spread the word, awareness, and empathy for this condition.

Thanks!

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