Everytime I discover a new hobby, I go out and buy as many books and supplies as I can possibly afford on the subject. Right now, the new hobby is melt and pour soapmaking, and I want everything I see. I want to spend spend spend like there is no tomorrow on all these fun new toys. Sometimes I think I get comfort knowing that I have them in the house, cuz I have yet to try the new bumblebee mold that I got a week ago last Saturday. But I still want everything.

At least I can justify this hobby as being full of gift giving potential. The turnaround on soap is way faster than knitting, and I don’t think that anyone is ready for scarves that I knit yet (I haven’t even finished last year’s scarf for me, and winter is coming!)

In other news, I finished my last course for my DTP certificate last week. Once I get my grade, I can apply for the certificate. I’m really looking forward to getting said piece of paper – it took me almost two years to finish all the courses, and I’m looking forward to the closure. That said, I plan to take three more courses next year and get the advanced certificate, but that still feels like ages away, since I don’t even have the first piece of paper yet.

Despite doing all of this, it feels like it’s never enough. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. It’s good to keep striving for more, but it’s also good to enjoy the accomplishment too. Maybe it’s just cuz I don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere with this stuff. Hopefully that should change soon – I need to believe that.

the cats are getting along better now. Haven’t heard any growling in the last few days. We had a cat peeing-in-the-closet incident, that involved me doing laundry at 6am last week, so I’m glad the cats are friendlier now. I don’t think I could handle the stink of cat pee on my clothes that early in the morning again.

So the lesson of the day is: when you have a new cat, pick your clothes up off of the floor. Otherwise, someone will pee on them to show that they own the room.

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