Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov. 21 Natters - You're Snow Vain

 This is the view out my window today.  Snow!  I don't care how old you are, there is something about the first snow of the season that makes everyone run to the window and look.  That happened yesterday at work.  It was only flurries then but we all did do the 'Ooooh!' thing at the window.  Then overnight we got real snow.  It wasn't nearly as much as they'd been predicting but it did cover the ground and it hasn't melted yet, even as we creep into later afternoon.  It's a nice holiday mood setter.

 I forgot to mention something in my previous Natters post.
The other day, in all the news of Paris and refugees and Charlie Sheen, the biggest news for me was that Carly Simon finally revealed that the second verse of her song You're So Vain is about Warren Beatty.


She also revealed that the song is about three men, not just one.

Mr. Propson, one of my high school history teachers, used to do a Jeopardy style game in class as a way to review and prepare for tests.  Most of the 'questions' were about whatever we were studying but there was also the Misc. category.  I remember one time it was something about who sings backup in the Carly Simon song that is written about him?  No one got it, and Mr. Propson explained that it was Mick Jagger.  I did not know the song back then but that always stuck with me.  The last several years I've come to love the oldies and have finally come to know and love that song.  I always get a kick out of hearing Mick Jagger singing in it.  But I'd also heard that it was not known who the song was about, and the likely candidates were Warren Beatty or Mick Jagger.  I was always like 'No, it's Mick Jagger.  It's Mick Jagger!'  lol

So yeah, hearing that she's finally revealed some info about it was thrilling to me!

Work is somewhat okay lately.  It's nowhere near as stressful as it was not so long ago, so I'm welcoming that change.  Is it work changing, or me changing?  I'm not sure.  Might be a bit of both.  There was some drama yesterday but I tried to let it go as fast as it happened.

I'm having so much fun with the Vikings being in first place!  Oh, the crap we hand back and forth at work, me and the once arrogant Packer fans.  And tomorrow is the big Vikings vs. Packers game.  We've built up such a rivalry at work, it's hysterical.  There are little bets all over the place.  And I just keep irking those Packer fans because even if the Vikings lose tomorrow, the Packers will only be crawling back into a tie for first.


Haul - Walmart / A Few Christmas Things

Picked up a few Christmas things while shopping at Walmart this morning.  Today's shopping was mainly about Thanksgiving prep, but I had to grab these few things before they were gone.  Next week though, full Christmas shopping mode!

We've really been loving fake tea lights in votive holders this fall.  We have orange ones that are fine for Halloween and Thanksgiving, so I decided to get these red ones for the Christmas season.  I might pick up a pack of silver glittery ones for after Christmas, through the rest of winter.

Do you remember earlier this year when I was whining about not being able to find bags of bows in everyday colors?  I saw these tiny bows in a bunch of not-necessarily-Christmas colors and grabbed a pack.  I forgot to go back around to the aisle with the bags of big bows to see what they have.  Next time . . . 

My mom loves cardinals and has cardinal everything.  She really doesn't need or room for any more but this ornament was so different.  I just couldn't resist.

They haven't restocked that booklet of gift tags that I really want, so I figured I better grab something else that I like before I'm forced to settle on something I wouldn't have picked otherwise.  These are very traditional, and have some glittery accents.  I quite like them.

These are supposed to be reusable wall decorations.  I'll probably just put them on the fridge though.  They're much more sparkly than the picture shows.  I'm in a bit of a Noel theme this year, I think.  Remember the pillow from Target?

Got these stickers with my journal in mind.  There were several other designs but these were my favorites.

I was so excited to see they had Christmas washi tapes!  My store never did get all the really cool Halloween ones I saw everyone hauling.  Well, my excitement for these quickly died when I saw how boring the designs were.  I don't know if they're trying to do a Starbucks kind of politically correct thing or what, but the 14 different designs I saw were mainly just 'How many ways can we do red and green stripes?'  This one was the only one that caught any of my interest.

And that's it.
Have you been buying any fun little holiday things yet?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Melted - Scentsationals / Cranberry Scone

Cranberry Scone - [no scent description]

This was an interesting little holiday type scent.  It's a sweet cranberry, no spice to be found.  It almost seems like there might be a hint of orange in there too.  There is a lovely, simple bakery note that sort of wraps around the tart, sweet cranberry, sort of keeping it from getting to that perfume-y type of cranberry scent.  It's a bright bakery scent, sort of happy and safe.

I melted three cubes (1.1 oz. worth) of this newer smaller sized style of packaging in my tea light warmer and had strong scent that traveled well.  In fact it was even stronger upstairs.  That's awesome.

This was my first time trying this scent and I found it to be a refreshing change from all the heavy pumpkin scents, and spiced scents I've been going through this fall.  Yet it still brought a holiday mood to mind.  I would buy this one again next year.