Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Corn on the Cob and Kitchen Sinks

I had high hopes of making soap from scratch yesterday. 

Alas, it was not to be.  I get my coffee for the next day ready at night.  This way, the coffee can start by timer a half hour before I get up.  That means no waiting for coffee.  That’s a good thing and makes me a nicer camper in the morning.  Notice, I did not say nice – just nicer than I would be otherwise.  I’m not a morning person these days.

We have a single handle faucet with a sprayer. Pretty sweet. I should say we had a single handle faucet with a sprayer. The other night, just after I filled the coffee carafe with water, I started to turn it off and the handle fell off of the kitchen faucet and plopped down into the sink. 

Anyhoooo, I managed to get the faucet turned off.  I woke Hubby up to tell him the news.  Thankfully, he doesn’t need coffee to be nice when he gets awakened mid-sleep.  He suggested we turn off the water to the sink.  Sigh.  No more water from the kitchen faucet for me.  At least not for now. 

It just didn’t make sense to make soap from scratch with no kitchen water readily available.  The silver lining there?  I had lots of other projects I needed to be doing such as labeling, packaging, and the always-waiting-to-be-done organizing.  So, I got some of those things done.

As I made lemonade out of lemons (showing my age, I know) I worked on some of the corn on the cob soaps that will make their way to the CornPalace in Mitchell, South Dakota.  They still need wrapped and labeled, but I’m happy to have some of them made.

The cleanup will have to wait for another day. 

Thanks for reading!


  1. HAHA! I'm sorry but your story is tooooo funny!
    From: you're walking buddy

  2. Walking buddy - thanks for the heartfelt
    sympathy :-). My new faucet is installed and working great! You'll have to come see it when you recover from laughing so much :-)

  3. Oh my! I'm so sorry about your sink, but your corn soap looks wonderful!

  4. Carol -Thanks for your comments about my faucet and the corn soaps. Now that the new faucet is in and doing great, the whole thing is just a funny blip in the course of the week. So thankful to Hudson Hardware for getting the new one installed so quickly.

  5. Those are the most realistic corn soaps I've ever seen! (though they are the only corn soaps I've ever seen :)