Monday, October 11, 2010


So I get a parcel in the mail the other day, actually addressed to my 5 year old daughter, and inside is a melange of goodies from my momma! Amongst the mish mash of note paper (for Josie to write a letter back to  Mom on) and socks for Alex there are 4 pillowcases. Only can your mother get away with mailing you pillowcases. 2 of these pillowcases are from my childhood.... a sesame street one and the one my mom made me when I went into a big girl bed! It has all my families names on it and some cute pictures! As well there are two white pillowcases with sheep on them. So i immediately opened them up and was going to throw them down to the laundry when I noticed my mom's signature iron marks (yes she irons pillowcases) and then I had to go in for a smell..... yup...... it smelled like home..... I teared up (as I am now thinking about it) and decided not to wash them right away.... what coulda happened to them across 7500kms of Canada post! I have freshly mailed pillowcases on my bed now along with Yukon air dried sheet...... I hope I dream about things far and wide tonight

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I have recently started burning a candle again! It is somethiing from my pre-kiddie life that i remember loving! I don't like really stinky ones. The one I have going right now is a nice vanilla one... not too strong.... fally, warming, glowy, and has a cute little piece of jute string around it. Another thing I love about this candle is that I remember where I got it! My best friend Natalie gave it to me for Christmas 3 years ago. At that time I thought i couldnt burn a canlde.... kids could get it.... than I got another kid, and there wasno time to burn a candle..... soo I have carted it from PEI to the Yukon in the hopes I could burn it. So it sat on the shelf in my bedroom, so hopeful loooking.... the little jute string smiling at me.... until a week ago.....  I said I am gonna light that candle.... I put it right in the living room, up high of course, and lit it! My room got warm, I thought of my friends, i adored the smell, and guess what?? Those little people I worried about touching it, burning themselves, bugging the idea of  my candle......didn't even bother it.... seriously they don't know its there.....
So my 40 hour candle is goina on about 20 hours now.... and I have ordered another online... a gingerbread scent.... I am loving having the candle back in my life!