gratitude: pass me that damn yankee candle

I have a serious thing for candles.  No, not birthday candles, and as an aside I have to say I’ve always thought those trick candles you can’t blow out are just a little bit cruel.  I mean, the whole point of birthday candles is getting to blow them out and make a wish.  Plus the cake.  Everyone wants to get to the cake.  But there you are, puffing away, and the damn things just keep relighting in front of you while everyone stares…but I digress.

No, my love affair is with those large jar candles, the ones with names like Red Raspberry and French Vanilla.  (I’m a purist when it comes to fragrance.)  Enveloping a room in a comforting smell changes everything.  Work may be stressful, life might seem overwhelming, but it’s really hard to freak out with the smell of Coconut & Vanilla Bean wafting up from the coffee table.  Just saying.

Sometimes people ask me what things are like now that the kids are older, and I have to admit this has its perks.  I can sleep in without thinking they might stumble out into the street because a dog walks by.  They can feed themselves, which is great ’cause they’re hungry, like, a lot.  They’re fun to hang around (okay, sometimes they’re fun to hang around), but they also crave time with their friends so I get my alone time, too.

And now that I know they won’t grab the pretty fire, I can light my precious candles.

11 thoughts on “gratitude: pass me that damn yankee candle

  1. I have converted to LED candles with timers because I decided I could not be trusted to remember to blow out regular candles. So the visual ambiance from the LED candles is great, and for scent, essential oil diffusers do a great job – the ones that turn themselves off when they run out of water. Because who knows if I would remember to check that.

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  2. I too have gone the route of the essential oil diffuser. I like the idea that not only am I giving myself a mood boost with the scent, but a health boost as well. You know, so I can make a super unhealthy choice somewhere else in my life. #balance

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  3. I love my candles, too. Yankee, Burts, Paddywax, Mrs Meyers, even Glade.
    I tell ya, I bought one of those lamp o’er candle doojis for the bedroom years ago and it’s turned on from pre-dawn to sleep. Heavenly to walk into my lavender scented room after work.

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