I haven't had a chance to blog lately because there has been so many things going on in my life, not much to do with soap. I am so sad to say that I lost my grandmother last week. She was 81, but lived like she was 50. It was sudden and unexpected, she left a big empty hole in our family. Her mantra in life was to love unconditionally and cover up any imperfection of a loved one or close friend. She was an angel who met needs of people she barely knew and never let anyone go without. With her, you felt like you were the only one in the room. She was a proud and doting grandmother who insisted we call her "Mom" or "Great Mom" (for the little guys). "Don't ever change" was written in every card and she never hung up the phone without saying it. It's hard to imagine life on earth without her around, but I know I will see her again. She is in heaven watching over her patchwork family. I am inspired by Mom to love unconditionally without judging and to carry on her legacy of a giving, kind heart. We love you Mom!