Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I Have Issues

On the fifth day...

Yesterday, the girls and I went grocery shopping. The BIG grocery trip. The one to buy all the stuff that will last us through the holidays and hopefully into next year. By the time I'd planned the menu, compiled a grocery list, shopped for, loaded, unloaded, and put away groceries from two different supermarkets, I felt like I'd been dealing with food all day long. I was tired and my brain was fried. And so far all I've noticed that I forgot was air freshener. So, I think we did pretty well.
Between supermarket stops, on our way to pick up Bubba from school, I was in need of a slice of marble pound cake from Starbucks to reward myself for all I'd accomplished and all I still had left to do. But the new, healthier me frowns on emotional eating, so I participated in some emotional shopping. Honey will be so excited about my new perspective.



My most favorite candles to burn around the holidays are of the Yankee brand. In December, I just can't do without "Home for the Holidays". About 7 years ago, my mom bought one for me, and I've loved it ever since. In fact . . . and I don't think I'm imagining this . . . 7 years ago it was actually called "Home for Christmas". That was back when it was OK to say Christmas out loud. But now we're much more PC (even here in Texas) and it's "Home for the Holidays". Don't even try to deny it Yankee. I know you switched, but I'm not holding it against you. Because it still smells the same.

A couple of years ago, I discovered another scent that I love, so in November I burn "Cranberry Chutney". It's a delightful sweet cranberry scent, and you can tell by how much is left in the jar that November was over long ago.

The best thing is that the two scents really compliment each other so if I have "Home for the Holidays" burning in the kitchen, and the leftover "Cranberry Chutney" burning in the master bedroom, your nose isn't offended by the difference. Riveting, I know.

Do you have a favorite scent during the holidays?

6 comments:

Krista said...

Yes, I do believe they changed the wording; some friends & I were just discussing this not long ago! =) Yankee candles have always been my favorite, too! I just transitioned a couple of weeks ago from "Spiced Pumpkin" to "Home for the Holidays" also! Love it! I was sad to see that they discontinued another favorite of mine . . . "Cinnamon Stick"! Luckily, I found several on Ebay for really cheap though! Blessings to you guys this holiday season! =)

Sara@ Butterville said...

You seriously make me laugh! Don't try to deny it Yankee. I walk around saying "Merry Christmas." When I'm out. And you know what I get the nicest smiles and a Merry Christmas back. I was at the Grocery store the other say and the sales lady said Merry Christmas to me first! I said " Christmas it IS and so Merry that you said it."
I normally get a headache from scented candles, I think I'm too sensitive to smells. I smell things that aren't really there...like pipe smoke when Hubby's (dead) Grandpa stops in for a "visit". I get this strong smell of pipe smoke, nobody there, no windows open, just the SMELL and we figured out that Rob's Grandpa was a pipe smoker and I'm the only one that smells it...Yeh, I'm a little weird.

javamamma said...

I love anything spicy, Christmas-y, warm. Like cider or gingersnaps.....

Barbara said...

My Favorate scent is baked cookies.

Sunny said...

Love Yankee candles! In my tour of homes post (sorry I didnt ever do my holiday happenings post. I'm a loser.) I posted about my new candle "thing" and all of them are Yankee. I'm loving the smells!! I actually have the two you mentioned and am saving them for closer to Christmas.

Today it's vanilla caramel and it's YUMMY!

I like how you coordinate the smells so they mix well!

Drama Mama said...

I absolutely luv the 3 wick candles from Wal Mart- Warm apple pie and mulled cider-
Cheap and smell up the entire kitchen! Trust me- I have bought all the $$$ candles and these are my fav!