Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Glade Fall 2015 Preview

You know I love fall, and I've been keeping on eye on the Walmart shelves for first signs of fall scents.  Last weekend I was surprised and oh so happy to see they're starting to show up!

Let's take a look at the Glade fall lineup of scents.  I only actually saw the apple and pumpkin ones in-store that day, so of course I checked the website when I got home to see what else would be coming out.  It looks like five scents again this year, which seems to be the norm.  I'm pretty sure, judging by scent descriptions, that one is a renamed scent from last year.  And of course, one is going to be a Target exclusive.

So let's see!

Apple Tree Picnic - 'Notes of meadow grass and wild berry surround you in the tranquil chill of a fall day. Scents of cable knit musk stay close to keep you cozy beneath the autumn sun.'
  • Golden Sun Accord, Wild Berry, Meadow Grass
  • Orchard Blossoms, Royal Gala Apple
  • Cable Knit Musk, White Woods

Fall Antiquing - 'Warm scents of sandalwood send you on a cozy trip down memory lane. Mixed notes of fresh coconut and creamy vanilla leave you excited to examine odds and ends on rosewood shelves.'
  • Water Fruits, Pink Grapefruit
  • Coconut, Peach, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine
  • Vanilla Palm sugar, Violet , Sandalwood

Hit The Road - 'Notes of fresh air let the car’s top down, revealing a perfect fall sky that leaves you feeling free and limitless. Hints of frosted herbs and autumn bark create a chill in the air, reviving you.'
  • Summer Sky Accord, Mandarin, Herbs
  • Blue Rose, Petitgrain
  • Oak Musk, Applewood Musk

Pumpkin Pit Stop - 'Meadow grass and hints of wild berry wrap around you in an inviting embrace, while rich notes of whipped vanilla and crystallized caramel remind you there’s always room for another slice of pie.'
  • Golden Sun Accord, Wild Berry, Meadow Grass
  • Orchard Blossoms, Royal Gala Apple
  • Sweet Cream Frosting, Vanilla, Caramel
(Look how similar this one is to Apple Tree Picnic.  The first two lines of scent notes are identical.  And equally curious is the fact that there is no pumpkin note.)

Sunset Walk - 'Aromatic notes of basil, oregano and parsley take you on a refreshing hike through a rustic forest. Sweet hints of dried cranberry, plum and pear follow closely behind for some serious trail fun.'
  • Herbs
  • Dried fruits
  • Roasted Chestnut, Patchouli, Spice, Vanilla
(This is the one that I'm quite sure is the same as last year's Sage & Thyme Market.  The descriptions are nearly identical.)

These scents will be available in all the usual forms like candles, wax melts, sprays, and oils.  New this year is a larger sized candle.  The regular ones are 4 oz. and sell for $2.98 at Walmart.  I did not see the new larger ones at my store, and the website did not have details about size or price.

I'm a little disappointed.  Maybe I'll find one I like once the others are on the shelves and I do some proper sniffing.  What do you think?  Do any of these interest you for this fall?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28 - Finally Back To Normal!

Wow, guys.  I'm sorry for my mental day and the mess that came after.  I deleted all personal posts, going all the way back to the beginning of my blog (2008) in one of my low mood 'What's the point?!' days, and then spent the next week or so trying to figure out what to do about it.  You might have seen all the old posts coming and going.  I *did* warn you about that, remember!  Things just weren't working out and I decided to give up on the idea of trying to 'save' all those old posts.  I was just going to continue on and let it be a lesson learned.  But then when I came here today to try and do a normal post, it just felt so weird to jump back into old news and not have any of that there for people to refer back to.  So yes, I went ahead and reposted the 2015 things only.  I still hate the mess of it all but I'm going to try and leave it now and get back into the swing of things.

Please note, while I was able to retrieve the old posts, I could not save the original comments you all might have left the first time around.  I don't expect you to re-comment, but feel free if you'd like too.  lol
I still need to clean up some font and spacing issues in those reposted posts, so excuse the little bit of mess that's still lingering.

I will probably continue to retrieve and save the older posts to a Google doc and then onto a flash drive for my own personal use.  I'd intended all along to eventually print everything out to have a paper copy of all the memories to tuck away for later.  Kicking myself royally for deleting stuff instead.

But anyway!  Let's move forward.

Still nothing new happening with the My Room project.  

Casey's exciting new job position hit a snag and he's probably going back to his original position.  I was in tears about it this morning, not because he's stepping back down, but because it's just one more example of how screwed up that place is.  Why is wanting to step down?  Because he's supposed to be training for the next two weeks in the new position.  His training so far in the first two days has consisted of his trainer going home early both notes and all the other line operators screaming at him like he's supposed to already be an expert.  I told him if our useless HR lady won't let him go back to his previous position he should demand to be trained on first shift where we have enough experienced people to actually do it.

Hubby was in the emergency room last week Thursday.  He got a metal chip in his eye at work.  We both freaked because a coworker/friend of ours lost sight in one eye (and nearly lost the eye itself) in a similar incident about five years ago.  Hubby did not screw around though.  When they couldn't flush it out at work he said he wanted to go have it looked it.  Everything turned out okay.  *PHEW*  They tried to get it with a swab but ended up numbing his eye, using some dye and something else, and managed to get it that way.  They examined the eye with a magnifying glass type thing and said there was a tiny dimple where the chip had been but it hadn't pierced any layers and all should be fine.  They gave him some antibiotic ointment that he had to put on his eye four times a day for several days, and gave him a tetanus shot.  Work paid every cent of the bill, and the boss's wife even called that evening to see how hubby was doing.

In my last 'real' post I was talking about the baby raccoons that keep getting my bird feeders.  Well, I started bringing the feeders in at night.  It's a big pain in the butt, but things I read online said if you take their food away for three or four days they'll move on.  It looks like they've stopped coming around the feeder area, but Casey and hubby have spotted them in a completely different part of the yard . . . by the apple tree.  We kinda laugh about that, like "Yeah, you can go ahead and eat all those little things."  It's an ancient apple tree, not one that we've ever tended in hopes of having the apples to eat.  I've brought the feeders in four or five nights now.  I'll try to stick with it several more nights in case they get bored with the little apples and come back to the feeders.  Ahhh, country living.  *snort*

Anything else happening?  Oh!  I've been on a wax break for a couple weeks now and I'm quite liking it!  I still get the urge to melt but I think it's purely habit instead of really wanting to melt.  Not to worry though!  Fall is creeping closer and I will indeed be diving back into melting and wax-posting at that time, probably starting about mid-August.

So how have you all been the past couple weeks?

(REPOST) July 18, 2015

Happy weekend, everyone.  Sounds like it's been hot and stormy all over today.  I woke up to a whopper of a storm shortly after 5am, but once that passed it was a pretty nice day.  There was all this talk about a heat advisory for today because the temp was supposed to be 91 with a heat index over 100.  I was soooo not looking forward to that because with the morning rain it would be miserably humid.  We lucked out though.  Temp never got over 85, I don't think, and there was a nice breeze all day.  We did pull shades down later in the day and had a couple fans going but overall it wasn't that bad.  Tomorrow is supposed to be hot and stormy again though.
In my previous natters I mentioned Casey had bid on a higher job position.  He found out that he did indeed get that spot.  That's kind of exciting.  I bet it'll be nerve wracking for him at first, even though he pretty much knows the job already just from helping out lately.  And it's more money for him.  I keep teasing Ty that Casey can afford to move in with him now and help pay the bills.  Ty is absolutely like "Noooooo way!"
Hubby went fishing with his two coworker friends again today.  They go way up to Green Bay, out on the one coworker's big boat.  Today was not as successful as the previous outing, but they still did pretty good.  He said the weather was a concern, choppy water that almost tipped the boat a couple times.  They even waited the first few hours at the boat launch to see if things would clear enough for them to go out.
I just kinda chilled today because of the heat and humidity.  Ty came over and did his laundry, hung out for a while and played video games with Casey.  I had to move my bird feeder posts around today because our furry little raccoon friends keep wreaking havoc out there.  We knew it was raccoons doing it but we couldn't figure out just HOW they were doing it.  There is a mommy-coon and her four babies living somewhere nearby because we see them quite often.  One of the babies is black and so dang cute.  Well anyway, three of the babies showed up early enough in evening yesterday that we were able to watch their antics, and found how they were able to hug-climb the part where three feeder posts were close together.  Ah ha, you little buggers!  So today I went out and removed two of the unneeded posts and repositioned the other two so they're far apart from each other.  I'm curious to see if they'll be able to do anything now.
I tried to upload a video of the little furry fiends several times today but our internet must be too sucky to handle it because the screen just stayed on 'uploading video' but never gave any indication that anything was being accomplished.  The video is cute but it was so funny after because I actually opened the window and stuck my head out, and had a talk with these three babies.  They hunched in startled cat positions and stared at me at first, then two decided to head for the field and one missed that memo.  He continued rooting around in the grass for a bit then when he realized he was alone he ran to the nearby tree and crawled up a few feet, then started doing the saddest little chirpy-clicky cry.  His brothers by the field must have been answering him because he eventually headed off that way.  I know raccoons shouldn't be considered cute little visitors.  Hubby's all gungho to shoot them and get rid of the problem but I am against it.  They're babies!  And we DO live in the country.  If I can figure out a way to post that video, I definitely will.
Other than that, not much excitement at the moment.  Did my shopping today but didn't bother to look for anything new or exciting.  Considered stopping at Target and Dollar Tree since I'd gotten a later start than usual because of the storm.  Usually I'm in and out of Walmart so early that the other stores aren't even open yet.  But in the end I decided nah, I don't need any cute dollar stuff right now.  If hubby and I are out and about tomorrow though, I think I'll see if he wants to stop for the heck of it.
Today is my brother and sister-in-law's 27th wedding anniversary.  I did send them a card.
Today would also have been my grandma's 100th birthday.
Well, I'm off to read before bed now.
Anything interesting happening in your corner of the world this weekend?