Another quarantine weekend

Another weekend indoors due to the whole Coronavirus thing. It’s rainy weather today, so I’ve been relaxing and amusing myself.

I went out front to get a little fresh air and I think I will go get some outside tomorrow. 

Things seemed a bit more stable at work this week. I worked most of my hours, and the hours I missed out on were made up with some extra commission, which was pretty sweet. I hope things continue to improve with work. Not only for myself, but for the rest of the world. 


Crystal Glycerin Soap Bars

Crystal Pure Glycerine Soaps

I had been pissing and moaning about how my face has been so sensitive to certain soaps lately. If I use the wrong soaps, my cheeks and nose turn red and sting. It also gets super dry when healing. It’s been getting on my nerves. Even some of my go-to soaps have been irritating my skin.

But I’ve discovered I’m safe with these Crystal Pure Glycerine Soaps! I bought a whole case of them! There’s 24 of them! I decided to review each one as I experience them!

Sunflower – It’s light and sweet! It’s like getting up early on your day off, showering, putting on a robe, and drinking hot tea on a lawn chair. ☺️

Aloe Vera – I really like this one. It lightly smells like aloe, but not in a yucky way. It has a clean, sweet scent.

Strawberry – It’s…alright. It has an alcoholic drink smell. 🤨 So basically I am washing myself with Strawberry Hill.

Lilac – I dig it. It has a distinct smell. I guess that is supposed to be lilac, but I don’t remember how lilacs smell. I’d have to do a nose-to-flower-to-bar sniff test. But it smells clean. Not bad! EDIT: Okay, next day I noticed my nose and cheeks are kind of burning and the fragrance of this soap is a bit strong. I might have to set this one to the side. 😕

Gardenia – I waited a day before writing my review on this because the last flower smelling bar snuck up on me and burned my face! This one seems safe! It does smell like Gardenias, I know and love that flower! It’s not overwhelmingly fragrant, but I think it leaves my skin smelling like it for a while after I shower. I like this bar!

Vanilla – It’s nice! It smelled more like vanilla when it was dry, but not very strong when I used it in the shower. But it’s pretty light and pleasant!

Mango – It’s not bad! Smells more like a nectarine, or a nectarine Jolly Rancher.

Baby Powder – It kinda smells like baby powder, but mostly just smells clean. It’s a pink colored bar. It’s not bad, I guess!

Lemon – It smells like a lemon cough drop mixed with lemon-scented furniture polish. I guess it washed like standard soap.

Pineapple – When I first opened the package, I smelled it and it smelled delightfully like pineapple! It was a great pineapple showering experience. After that first shower, it just became the pineapple soap. I think it was extra extravagantly pineapple on the first use because my senses were seeking the experience. But my point is, it’s a good soap.

Lavender – I’m a huge fan of lavender so I was excited to try this! It has a great lavender smell! It’s an enjoyable bar!

Coconut – I always love coconut. It has a great coconut smell, and it’s a fun bar. The more I use these soaps, the more it’s becoming a “experience the first usage and then it becomes a typical Crystal Pure Glycerine Soap” kind of thing. But I like them.

Fresh – This has a stronger smell than the rest I’ve tried so far. And it smells like a man’s deodorant. The blue kind that is almost transparent, which is funny because it’s a blue bar. I think this is more enjoyable for anyone who wants a “man’s fresh scent deodorant” smell.

Plumeria – This has a good scent, similar to the Gardenia bar, but more flowery. Maybe they used the same the same  flower base. Let’s be thankful diarrhea isn’t a flower!

Sandalwood – This is so musky. It kind of smells like nag champa. It’s one of those few bars that has smelled strong from beginning to end. The others smell fragrant in the beginning but the scent doesn’t seem too strong to me the more I use it. It’s a very masculine smelling soap.

Peppermint – It was pepperminty the first time I used it, then it just made suds.

Peach – It smelled like peach for a minute. Then it just smelled like, “Hey, I’m a glycerin soap!”

Orange – It smells like Tampico orange drink. Usage after usage. And it lathers nicely!

Carnation – Oh this definitely smells like Carnation. I really like the scent and it lathers nicely, too. Probably one of my favorites!

Tropical Rain – Hmmm this is one of those transparent pink bars, and it smells like fruit and flower, and tries to make you think of morning dew. Or maybe it’s just what the name is trying to imprint in your head. It’s a “whatever” bar.

Grapefruit – The bar smelled like grapefruit, but it doesn’t particularly stand out when being used. But it’s not a bad soap.

Original – This is a white/cream colored bar. It has some standard perfumey fragrance to it, but it’s not bad! It’s nice and sudsy!

Green Apple – I was hoping for Jolly Rancher smell, but it is a simple green apple smell. No complaints!

Rose – The bar smells like like a strong fake rose smell, but the lather smells much lighter and I imagine the scent it leaves on your skin is very subtle. Not a bad bar!

And this concludes my Crystal Pure Glycerine Soap bar reviews! I would buy a box again! Not bad for the low price! I should order one soon!


My cat needs surgery


Well it turns out my little guy likely has a basal cell carcinoma tumor and it will have to be removed. They will probably take a few inches off his tail, but at least it seems it was caught early. I want him to have a long and healthy life, so I will do what I have to do.

I was able to give him the sedative but I could tell he wasn’t happy with it. When I took him back to the vet, it was a different doctor. It was actually the same nice doctor that euthanized Isis. I learned that she is the main doctor there! She was actually pretty amazing with Cootie! They had to sedate him further, but he was able to be examined and he’s a healthy cat, despite his age, and aside from that tumor on his tail.

He was groggy when I brought him back home and also the whole next day, but has been fine since then. His surgery is in like a week and I will feel bad when I have to sedate him and watch him go through the healing process. And he will lose a part of his beautiful tail. 😦

We celebrated his 15th birthday on the 6th. 🙂

Monks Cafe – Flemish Sour Ale

Although I only worked six hours yesterday, Friday, it was an annoying shift. I had a long week and frustrating things kept happening. I clocked out, jumped into my car, and headed straight home to be an antisocial recluse. But something told me to stop by the house to grab my book and head to Jack Rabbit Brewery and have one of those delicious Sour Habit beers.

It wasn’t open for another hour. Same with Yolo Brew. I decided to go to Nugget Market and seek a sour beer. I found this and gave it a shot.

It’s not bad. I couldn’t tell if it’s salty or sweet. It’s not as good as Sour Wench, but it’s much better than any beer that is not a sour beer! 😂

Recent Thrifting Adventure

I’ve cut down on thrift store visits a lot, but I can’t resist the Big Blue Recycling Barn! It’s a thrift store near the county landfill that used to be open a few days a year, but now it’s open once a month, nine months out of the year! I just recently found that out!

The big draw is that it’s super cheap! There’s a whole bunch of goodies there.

I wanted to point out a few things of interest.

Like this cup:

There was a lot of vasectomy swag there, and I had seen a lot of it the last time I was there, too! Fanny packs, coolers, coozies. It’s really funny. There was a lot of swag, almost like it was a huge snipping event.

This doll house:

I have zero reason to own this doll house. But it looks so custom made and sturdy, I felt it would be a fun craft project to repaint it and do some artsy stuff to it. I just wouldn’t have a clue who to give it to. I texted my friend Carma to see if her daughter was in need of one, but she said she just donated hers. It really would have made a good art project, but I really have no space for it. Oh well. I guess I probably could have sold it to someone.

A book:

I wanted this purely out of interest in the subject. But I don’t want space taken up by a big, clunky book. It would probably lay around forever before I ever got through it.

Another book:

I’ve never heard of this. The art on the front page caught my attention. The back cover mentions Lord of the Rings. But even if I wanted to check it out, it says Chronicles 2. So that means there’s one before it. I spent a moment searching about these books and that author online, and I just might have to investigate further. But not to forget I already have a ton of books I need to read at home.

What I purchased:

A laptop bag:

It’s new! How it wound up at that thrift barn is a mystery. It’s in perfect shape. I looked it up on eBay and it goes for anywhere between $70-$90! And I paid $12! That’s awesome.

A book:

This is an animal rights book I’ve never heard of. I paid about $1.50 so I am going to check it out. The previous owner underlined and circled a lot of things of interest.