Friday, November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013


Outside my window... It's kind of chilly and drizzling rain.  I'm arguing with myself whether or not to link to Guns n Roses' Cold November Rain video.  I think I'll refrain...for now.

I am thinking...About how hard I have to work to keep any sort of positive mindset at this time of year.  There's so little sunshine and I despise the cold so much.  Candles, hot beverages and my Himalayan salt lamp help.

I am thankful... For the above mentioned candles, lamp and hot beverages.  I know those sound like trivial things to be thankful for, but they really do help with my state of mind.

In the kitchen... The last 1/3 of a bushel of apples.  I bought them from a local co-op about a month or so and expected to wind up canning some of them.  I don't think I'm going to need to, though.  I've been making apple...well, everything really and my daughter has been eating them out of hand like they are going out of style.

I am wearing... Gray sweat pants, black tank top, white Old Navy hoodie.

I am creating... Not a lot these days.  I am sort of planning a pink flamingo ornament that I need to make for an exchange over on one of my favorite blogs Aunt Peaches.

I am going... To not leave the house today if I can manage it.  Although, I suspect my son will be calling for a ride home from work shortly.

I am wondering... When my gingerbread latte Diamond Candle is going to arrive.  I've never tried these candles before, but after reading some reviews and getting a coupon code...I had to give it a shot.

I am reading... The Stargate: Atlantis Legacy series.  It's 6 books that pick up where SG:A left off.  They are very good...better even than the series itself, I think.

I am hoping... for a smooth and safe trip to pick up my son from his college campus for Thanksgiving break.  

I am looking forward to... Seeing my son, if not the drive itself.

I am learning... That there is very little that I cannot fix with a roll of duct tape, tube of Liquid Nails, and an unbent coat hanger.  Just call me Macgyver.

Around the house... I'm burning my new favorite candles.  I was in Branson, MO a couple of weeks ago and while there I went in a Yankee Candle store.  They have these amazing pumpkin scented wooden wick candles and I just love them.  They smell so good and the crackling sound they make is very soothing.  I don't have a fireplace and this is the next best thing.

I am pondering... A second cup of chai or a third cup of coffee?

A favorite quote for today... "I just want to live happily ever after every now and then."  -- Jimmy Buffett

One of my favorite things...  ...brown paper packages tied up with strings... No, wait.  That's not right.  Although I do love getting those brown boxes from Amazon.  

A few plans for the rest of the week: Do a little Christmas shopping (on that free 2 day shipping with Prime), go to the library, start working on my flamingo ornament, etc etc.

A peek into my day...


  1. Candles and warm drinks are necessities to get through the wintery months! Have a wonderful trip as go you pick up your son from college!

  2. Sometimes I think that candles and warm drinks are the only things that get me through winter. :) Thanks for stopping by.