We got a smidgeon of snow last night. Just enough to mess with Don’s midnight drive home from work. What a bizarre winter this is! No snow until last night, if you don’t count the freak 10 inches we got in October, when it wasn’t officially winter yet.
I’m happy not having to contend with shoveling and salt and all the mess that happens with a snowfall, but snow, if you’re going to come, at least cover the ground, okay? This just looks messy.
My head is spinning (just a little) from the font thing. Most of you said you liked the new font just fine, but that you also liked the old font. A few of you took the time to write me and say that my old font (Century Gothic) was more me and suited my blog. Most of you, I’d say 98%, said you had no trouble reading the old font.
What the heck should I do? I’m going to leave the new font on the blog for a while. I like it, so I’m going to give it some time, just like a fine wine, to age and mature. I loved the old font, though. Who knows? It may appear again.
I thought I’d mention a couple of products that I’m liking very much these days:
This line is carried at Target. When I was working in Wisconsin last summer and a trip to Target and Trader Joe’s was the most exciting part of the week, I tried a little sample of this. I love the texture of the cream and the scent is heavenly. I bought a big old tube of it around Christmas time just for me. Wouldn’t you know it? That darned Don is using it, too. Apparently, he’s decided to say Yes to Carrots. I wonder if it’s possible to hide it from him?
One of my Christmas presents from the aforementioned Don was this candle from Barnes & Noble. This is part of a series of library candles by Paddywax. It’s made from soy, rather than paraffin, which makes it more eco-friendly. This one has a quote from Oscar Wilde:
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
Oh, that Oscar. Besides writing my favorite play ever, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” he was one witty guy, always coming up with a quote that makes me chuckle.
These candles are a bit pricey at $20. But both of us love the scent (which usually isn’t the case in this household) and I like to burn it in the den which sits right on top of a dirt-floor crawl space that can be a bit musty smelling at times. Besides, you can reuse the deep purple glass candle holder. Love it.
I redesigned my sister’s blog yesterday. She will be the first to admit she is seriously tech-challenged. It needed some updating. She may be seriously tech-challenged but she is a seriously talented knitter, weaver and crocheter!
For everyone who might be checking in to read a Defending the Small House post, Brenda and I are going to run this series once a month on the first Tuesday of the month. It’s a challenge to keep coming up with ideas and this change will eliminate the pressure of having to coming up with a fresh post every week. Yes, we’re brilliant, but we’re not that brilliant.
Have a great day!