Thursday, October 2, 2008

Off to Salt Lake...

Well, we're off to Salt Lake City tomorrow for the semi-annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). Attending the actual conference session is problematic, but at least the staff and volunteers at the Conference Center are fragrance-free. I'm usually safe in a corner of one of the public areas, even if I can't stay in the auditorium itself. It's worth being there just for the music--gotta love that Mormon Tabernacle Choir. After the morning session on Sunday, Randl will head back home with friends and I will spend a few days with our middle daughter and husband and son in Provo, Utah. I'll also see my sister while there and an old friend from Washington who will be in the area as well. With the isolation that comes with MCS, it will be nice to make live connections with people who are important in my life.

But before I forget, I just have to pass on a little tidbit of information about the "greatest soap on earth." Well, I think it's the greatest anyway, and I've converted a good friend here too, who splits a wholesale order with me every six months or so. Botanie soap (www.botoniesoap.com) is made by a small company in Missoula, Montana, and is available in several natural fragrances as well as no-fragrance-added. It has an olive oil base and just feels yummy on your skin. And it actually cleans, even my four-year-old grandson's grimy fingers after he's been digging in the dirt. Best of all, even Randl likes it, so we don't have to have two separate bars of soap in the shower.

Cheers to all. Have a great fall weekend!

6 comments:

Becca said...

Have fun! I'll pretend that I'm not jealous . . .

Mormon Soprano said...

I'm so glad that you are coming!

Susie said...

Catherine, I just discovered that I had not yet added you to my blogroll. Total oversight. You are there now! I posted on your Mormon Bloggers post today. Keep up the good work!!

http://www.thecanaryreport.org/chronic-illness-and-church-activity.html

PS Would it be possible for you to open up comment identity so I can post The Canary Report url with my name rather than leaving links?

CatherineWO said...

Susie,
I'm afraid I don't understand what you are suggesting I do. I'm really technologically challenged. But thank you for your comments. I will add a link to your site.

Susie said...

I don't use Blogger, but there should be a page in your admin where you set up the "Chose an Identity" section for the comment page. There should be an option you can activate that allows your commentors to add their name and url address (website/blog address). Then when I post--- see where my name is?-- I could make my name into a live link directly to The Canary Report. The way you have it, only people with Blogger ID can post a link, it limits participation. Clear as mud, right?

CatherineWO said...

Thanks, Susie. That does make more sense. I'll try to figure it out when I have time tomorrow.