The other day TB was going on about how Christmas traditions are slipping away and that he gets and sends very few Christmas cards these days? We seem to get quite a few and the wife sends out tons of them but that is mostly church related. Gawd - some of those folks have awesome families. Strong sons, daughters as cute as a button... it makes the stunted patriarch in me jealous and morose!
This morn the wife and I were lazing in bed, refusing to wake up on time which is very rare for her. She is cranked to decorate Castle Limegreene for the holiday season and we were chatting about it as we dozed and lazed. She asked me what I wanted her to put out for treats and I asked her not to put out ribbon candy... and she asked me what had brought that on because she hasn't seen it in years. In our families it was out all the time... it was candied sugar in the shape of a lasagna noodle and so sweet it could pucker ya up like a sour lemon! I guess they don't make it anymore? In any event, I guess it is a tradition I no longer have to worry about! We go low key for Christmas these days, and I always have to admonish her not to put out too much, because she will have to put it all away again afterward. She doesn't mind that but left to her own - she'd leave that stuff up far longer than I would. About a week after Christmas I get tired of it and want to get on with my new year.
I am in Part VIII of the great ongoing Trash Candle this lazy morn.. I saved a bunch of junk wax and pulled more from the stores - I like candles in winter (we don't have a fireplace) and I use them a lot. I let them go all night because my idiot dawgs like to sleep in inconvenient places and tripping on them in the night on the way to the pissoire is a real hazard. Macey likes to sleep right at the top of the stairs where we can both take a header if somebody does something stupid in the middle of the night.
My daughter was big into candles when she was younger and made them all the time. I didn't worry at all about her either, she was a responsible and intelligent kid for her age and she was pretty good at it too. I should have taken the time to tell her that I suppose... but as a result of her interest and that of the wife, we have all kinds of candle making supplies.
I have since taken to put the Trash Candle into a great big jar that used to hold pickled peppers. It is simple and convenient for a no-frills utility candle. But you can make coloured ones, scented ones and ones is special shapes and sizes if ya want. So maybe making candles will be a new tradition.
Gawdammit. I am already sick of winter and we haven’t even started it yet!😆
So, you have candle wax melting on the right and bacon grease on the left to make a scented candle. That will drive the dogs nuts all night......ReplyDelete
I wonder how that crazy chick awhile back made her vagina scented candles Tam. Then I think about that one for a bit... and maybe I don't want to know...Delete
When I was a kid, we used to melt the wax from the jars of Mom's homemade jelly to make candles. As an adult, I'm worried too much about setting the house on fire, to allow open flames. We use electric candle warmers for the scented ones.ReplyDelete
Glen, I remember the ribbon candy! My grandmother always had a jar. I always like the lemon flavored ones (yellow, I think). I also remember they stick together in great globs after a while and would be a mix of flavors - good heavens, I have not thought of them in years.ReplyDelete
I am going to try another round of candles at Christmas break.
Yes do that! You make great candles. I put some balsa wood scraps in this one thinking they might be good wicks but who knows. At this point I suppose I am turning into a senior delinquent that shouldn't be trusted with matches. :)Delete
Yeah - they DID make the lemon ones too! I forgot about that - I remember the minty ones and some of those were just nasty...