Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Happy Monday

What? It's Tuesday? Well whatever, it feels like Monday to me.

Yes, I had school last night. A test even. But everyone else was home so I didn't have to get up at 6am and get 2 out of 3 kids on a schoolbus, and that my friends is a vacation. Because let me tell you, children can try your patience at 6am before coffee.

Take today for example. Some of what I am about to tell you is my fault. No one looked in the kids' backpacks this weekend. The conversation last night went something like this...

me: did you go through the kids' stuff?
dh: no, I thought you did.
me: that's ok, I'll do it in the morning.

yeah, I know.

Anyway, this morning I stumble out of bed and grab the backpacks while the boys are getting dressed. I stick my hand in my 6yo'd bag and straight into some mush. Ack. My mind does a quick rewind to Friday morning when he told me he wanted to bring a BANANA to school. Remember, today is actually Tuesday.

my 6yo: hey, what's that doing in there. I thought I threw it out!
me: why didn't you eat it?
my 6yo: when I got to school on Friday it was squished so I didn't want it.

Those of you who know me (in RL and on this blog) know about my aversion to bananas. You also know it's a texture thing. So sticking my hand into a brownish~blackish mashed up funky banana first thing in the morning is so not cool. He ended up going to school today without a bookbag and I spent 30 minutes cleaning off a library book and the inside of his backpack (which wound up just having to go through a cycle in the machine).

After this I needed coffee. But my kitchen was stinky!!! This is why I must give a shout out to Wendy from Dame Candle Company. A while back she sent me a couple of votives and some tarts to try out. I've got one of her 'buried treasure' tarts in my little burner on my stove right now and let me tell you it smells SO GOOD! I've always been a Yankee Candle girl but soy tarts are so much better. The burn cleaner, they smell stronger and longer, and clean up is easier. Believe me when I say the entire downstairs of my house smells divine. No more funky banana and that makes me smile. And you know what? I want you to smile, too! So....leave me a comment by midnight Thursday, October 11th, and I'll pick one lucky winner to recieve a $10 gift certificate (or a credit...not sure how she does it) for Dame Candle Company. That way you don't have to take my word for it, you can smell for yourself :)

Rosa left a comment and asked if I've been spinning. I have, a little. I just finished up some handpainted roving from Spunky Eclectic. I'm afraid I'm not sure I remember the colorway OR the fiber...I'm sure it's around here somewhere! This is an attempt at trying to spin thick 'n' thin. I think it came out quite well and once it's in a hank it will be going to my friend Amy. If she wants it of course ;) Right now I'm working on some merino/tencel that I got from MDS&W. It's pretty...blues and greens. It's spinning up really thin, so I'm thinking maybe I can get a shawl or something out of it. Depends on how much there is.

Knitting? I'm in the Secret of the Stole KAL so I'm working on that. My first time with beads and so far it's fun! I'm still working on the Garnstudio jacket but it's so hot out it's hard to work on it for any length of time. Oh, and I don't know it I told you guys but I'm making the Amelie dress from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms out of O-Wool. That O-Wool is some good stuff. Someone I know thinks it smells like curry but I don't know about that.

That about wraps it up. So...Go! Comment! Trust me, if you could smell my house right now (and what it smelled like before, ick!), you would wish your house smelled the same :)


janna said...

Hey, do I get a prize for first comment? ;-) I also had a banana-related adventure over the weekend (and blogged about it, too).

Courtney said...

I hate bananas too. Have you tried Pacifica soy candles? They have them at Central Market in the gift section and I've also seen them at some of the fancier HEBs. They smell great and last forever. My favorite is Mexican Cocoa; it smells like cookies.

Amy said...

Oooh, soy candles rock. my. world. This past Christmas, the Method brand that Target carries, came out with some soy candles one of which was peppermint vanilla and lord had mercy, it smelled so good! wonderful things those soy candles. :)

Claudine said...

Can't say I've ever smelled a soy candle...

I'm waiting for replacement yarn so I can start the Secret stole. While winding the skein, I found it was cut throughout. They should receive a shipment later this week. So for now, I wait...

Laurie said...

Candles are wonderful! They get rid of smells, and sets an ambience or tone of calm and relaxation. My mother also has an aversion to bananas...she won't even touch one in a store.

Welcome to Knitter's Coffee Swap! What would we do without our coffee and knitting?

hali said...

Where did you get the cute little stove burner? I need one!

Bezzie said...

Ok, so I'm just in love that you have a stove melter on your stove! How cool is that??

Ha ha, you and the bananas! I shouldn't laugh. What if there was a giant Equadorian spider on that banana? Then it would be MY worst fear realized!

Amysatx said...

Heh-if I win, I'm going to get a banana scented candle-just for you! BTW I LOVE the yarn and want it in my hot little (ok not so little) hands ASAP!!!