Although my thoughts are of a philosophical turn today, my intention when I signed on was only to share input on how I've enjoyed my birthday present from last year, so we'll stay with that today. I love birthdays for the opportunity they are to celebrate life thus far and look forward to the year to come. This has got to be among those things that define one as an optimist. A birthday is a day of JOY.
Most years I have five regular requests in my heart for my special day: no fighting or bickering; I hear from each of my children in some form or fashion, wherever they are; I have no cooking to do for the day; if the weather is nice I love to go for a family walk; and although I don't look for much in the way of gifts, I do like to get some one special something. My summarization of my birthday ideals are reflective of my goals for simplicity: what began as as list of three grew to five. Ah well, I was being thorough.
I found an online youtube source providing instructions on making your own via Crunchy Parent. Although I have a feeling that this little beauty will last me a good long time (I only use it for my evening baths,) I might have to try making our own wool soaps with my girls this summer. Practical and pleasing, two of my favorite things.
Shared at Works for Me Wednesday and Simple Lives Thursday