SOMEONE ELSE: Okay.
SOMEONE ELSE: What are you doing, anyway?
ME: Making soap.
SOMEONE ELSE: Why? Do we need soap?
ME: NO. But I need to make something. And I have all this tallow to use up.
SOMEONE ELSE: Guess that's why it smells like meat.
First of all, we don't always do things because we need to. Sometimes it's because we want to, because it's fun, or we need a creative outlet, or we just want to do something different from typing all day with children unexpectedly home on a snow day and then driving those same children to the pediatrician (the two other things I had to do yesterday).
And second of all, YES, IT SORT OF SMELLS LIKE MEAT, but it won't when I'm done with it.