After a couple of days knuckling down and doing some work on my small business, I'm feeling a lot happier. I managed to prepare, photograph and list all of the things I needed to, and although I haven't had any sales as yet, I'm optimistic that things will start moving again soon. In any case, I can't sell anything if I don't have it listed, so at least I've made a move in the right direction.
The day after doing the above, I got an email from eBay telling me I've been trading in my current business for four years now. Goodness, how time flies. It doesn't seem that long ago that I started things up from scratch.
To celebrate getting everything done, I decided to have a nice soak in the bath and a bit of a pamper session. I ran myself a lovely bath, filled with bubbles and home made bath salts and soaked for a while. It was very relaxing, spoilt only by the fact that I didn't have any home made bath bombs to put in it, as I'd used the last one a few weeks ago.
Afterwards I settled down to a spot of patchwork, followed by indulging myself by making some hot chocolate, which is something I rarely do.
I hadn't slept well the previous night and had ended up removing myself to the sofa downstairs, where I managed to fall asleep instantly. Sometimes just a change of room does the trick, but due to the fact that we gave away the single bed in the spare room, I couldn't move into there for the night.
In any case, the hot chocolate and warm bath seemed to prevent the same thing happening that night, so I felt a lot better after a good night's sleep.
The following day, due to the fact that I'd run out of bath bombs, I decided to make some more and whilst I had the ingredients out, I thought I'd try my hand at another natural recipe I'd found on Pinterest recently, this time a cleaning product, namely toilet bombs.
They work on a similar principle to bath bombs, but are useful for popping in the toilet bowl to freshen it up. They are made from just three ingredients; bicarbonate of soda, citric acid and essential oil of your choice.
Unfortunately, these didn't turn out so well, as I don't think I added enough essential oil and they didn't clump together into solid forms in the ice cube tray, that could be put in a jar. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
Rather than waste the resulting mixture, I decided to just put it into a mason jar and leave it in the downstairs toilet with a scoop, so that I can put a couple of scoops down the toilet as and when required.
Not quite so Pinterest worthy, but waste not, want not.