Yesterday, or well, still my today since I am still awake, was errands day. Oh, you all know what I mean. The “need to go here, need to run there, stop here and get this, go and get that” that type of day. I hate those as they just run by way too fast. I never get everything done that I want to do and I always forget to do one thing. Or the same thing as I have two items that need to go back to Walmart that have been sitting here for weeks.
I can not remember them and they are on the damn list! In all caps at that. It is driving me crazy. I remembered the three candles I was exchanging. (sidenote: Yankee Candle has a wonderful exchange/refund policy, three candles all had been burnt at least a bit, they exchanged them no problem, the reasons were: smelled like kerosene (and it did, weird odor only when lit, smelled great when cold), tunneling (i know too much about candles) and no throw (again, I know too much about candles.)
The two women working today were incredibly helpful and I need to call their manager and thank them, seriously, the best customer service I have ever received. Tomorrow I will call there to thank them, again.
Oh, and to amuse myself I went and took pictures of my collection of Yankee Candles, actually there are two missing, one is in the living room, and one is in the bathroom. I have 25 large jars, 9 small and 3 medium, plus a box of tealights, and a few votives. Only two are burnt completely, and they will be used as tarts in a tart warmer.
So, without further ado, my collection:
This is the shelf in my kitchen that holds my collection and our bar and bar tools. Eventually I want to move the candles onto shelves in my living room but, I haven’t made it that far.
And the bottom shelf:
My addiction. Of course, I only buy them when they are on sale and with coupons as Yankee Candles are expensive but, they smell so great. The Chocolate Truffle candle I had burning earlier made the entire house smell like chocolate. That one is dangerous as it made the husband very hungry.
Right now, I have Red Apple Wreath burning in the living room and a jar of Spiced Pumpkin in the bathroom. Although, the Spiced Pumpkin isn’t lit. And, to amuse myself and maybe one or two of you, a quick lesson in what the terms I was using means.
Tunneling: Tunneling is where the candle burns only in a small circle around the wick, instead of across the entire jar. You want a candle to burn from one side to the other, the entire top surface of it should be liquid, that is called the wax pool.
Throw: The area or distance in which the fragrance flows or goes. ie, the candle I returned had a small throw, you couldn’t smell it unless your face was on top of it.
Now, anyone left? Hey, I am a candle geek. I could talk about candles for hours and hours and hours. In fact, I do that sometimes to my poor husband, and he now knows a lot more candle terms than he ever wished to know.
The rest of the day was a trip to the bank, Walmart, a few other stops to get things done that were past needing to be done, then home to unload the vehicle and put everything away. Once everything was in its place or close there to it, it was time to bake. Tony and I had discussed bread pudding the other day so, I bought some day old fancy bread and cubed that up, made a quick custard, threw it in the oven to bake. I made a caramel sauce to go on top of it, after asking my lovely Facebook people about making one without heavy cream, you can, I did, it was good.
Then, I made a quick pan of brownies for Tony to take to work tomorrow. Brownies with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup baking chips in it because I am an awesome wife. Dinner was a quick one, though, hamburgers that are browned, then left in the pan with a couple cans of french onion soup to finish. That and we had mashed potatoes and cauliflower. Quick, easy, not so good for you dinner but, the errands and the baking wore me out.
The whole gimpy thing gets old sometimes. The having to use a cane, walker, or wheelchair depending on the day or activity is just annoying. It gets really bad when the leg with the lymphedema is very swollen as it just hurts so damn bad. Plus, i can not keep a pant leg to stay down on that leg. It always climbs up because the leg is much bigger around, even when I buy pants that are bigger, they still ride up.
Now, I am still awake because I just finished using my lymph pump to push some of that lymph out of my bad leg. In a few minutes I am going to have to pee, again. Pushing the fluid out of a limb will do that.
Until, then, though I think I’m going to go put dishes away and then, hopefully I can get some sleep.
Have a fabulous Friday!
Top shelf contains the following candles: Sparkling Cinnamon, Spiced Oranges, Spiced Pumpkin, StormWatch, Creamy Caramel, Fireside, Tutti-Fruiti, and Home for the Holidays and black cherry votives.
Bottom Shelf: Spiced Pumpkin, Pink Sands, Lemon Zest, Raspberry Cream, Chocolate Truffle, Spiced Orange,
Christmas Eve, Granny Smith, Lilac Blossoms, Sweet Violet, Golden Spiced Pear (or the remnants of of, that are for tart use, it has been discontinued) Berry Jam, Jelly Donut, Cranberry Orange, a burnt up Home for the Holidays, Pineapple Citrus, Tropical Fruit.