Random Thoughts Thursday 119

By , December 8, 2016 6:11 am
  • Did anyone else brave Bath & Body Works this weekend for the candle sale? I had NO idea how crazy it would be. Steven and I were running errands that morning and I brought him with to make sure to get scents he likes too and whoa – the store was PACKED! Everyone was being civilized and kind though, and the employees worked hard to get us out of there in a decent amount of time (I think we waited twenty minutes to check out?). And now we have candles we both like.


  • I had a Shutterfly coupon for holiday cards and… decided to use it! This will be the first time we’ve sent out personalized holiday cards!
  • Oh look! Bicycling magazine is sharing information from the same study that Runner’s World keeps sharing over and over, but not in a disordered way! Here, Bicyling is saying to take in sugar to help with a bonk during a ride. AND TO ACTUALLY CONSUME THE DRINK.


  • Any bets on whether these presents will last until Steven’s family gets here next week?!


  • It’s getting really cold here, which I don’t mind, but I am worried about the outdoor cats. We’ve built a structure around their houses, and insulated it a bit, but I don’t think it’s enough. Maybe they can come in to the garage until we build them something better.

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15 Responses to “Random Thoughts Thursday 119”

  1. Kathy says:

    Data totally thinks those presents are for him! Cats are really good about finding warm spots…maybe some heated pads in their houses at night?

  2. Mica says:

    Wow, it IS really cold! I just checked the weather in your town, brrr! I hope the cats are okay too.

    What scents did you get? Do you and Steven like each other’s preferred scents? I’ve never been a big candle person, mostly because I’m afraid I’ll leave it burning and burn down the house.

    • kilax says:

      And it’s going to get a lot colder! Eek!

      I will attach a pic of the scnets. We don’t like the same ones. I like the super sweet ones but something in those bugs him (which I totally get cause scents give me headaches sometimes). I’ve left mine burning too long before… oops.

  3. Shelley B says:

    Christmas is for cats – Data is just claiming his gifts early. What a cute picture. 🙂

    I hope the outdoor kitties stay warm…or maybe they could become indoor kitties??? I know, I know – it’s not that simple.

    • kilax says:

      Hee hee, you’re right! 🙂

      I wish it was, though! I really do. We’re drafting up plans for the ultimate outdoor heated cat house. We just need to get moving on it!

  4. Karen says:

    The garage is a good solution 🙂 If they have a little padding from the ground they will appreciate it.
    I have not tried B & B candles…isn’t that nuts, I use body sprays all the time.
    The Christmas smells are pretty sweet, did you get any?

    • kilax says:

      I got a few of the xmas scents – a marshmallow, a peppermint, and the champagne whatever one! Do you like candles? Their three wicks are great! They burn evenly and have a great smell.

  5. Melissa says:

    I went into BBW and ours was so nuts I took a video of the madness and then left! Obviously my plan was to buy candles but I knew if I came back during the football game (SEC championship) that it would be dead and I was right. Got pretty much everything I wanted, waited 5 minutes and that was it!

    • kilax says:

      LOL! Yours must have been nuts – good plan to go back during game time! And the selection was still decent?

      • Melissa says:

        Yes! They had everything except for one I had seen that morning (but had not seen before or since)…something like “pancakes” and it seriously smelled exactly like fresh pancakes! There was one a few years ago called “French Baguette” and if I burned it, it smelled like I had been baking bread—it was awesome!

        • kilax says:

          It sounds like you have different choices from us! My snister had some different stuff at hers too – like a donut one! I’d like that one or the pancakes or bread one!

  6. Kristina says:

    That’s interesting that Bicycling and RW have the same research but it IS nice to see a more responsible/realistic take on eating/drinking sugar – that it doesn’t recommend spitting out the drink (that was a serious WTF). I wonder if it’s bc you really might be 2+ hours from home, and if you bonk and don’t fuel because, oh my god, you’re worried about the calories (???!!!), you are royally screwed.
    Okay, my rant is over!

    • kilax says:

      Yes, I was very happy to see Bicyling’s “spin” (hahahaha) on it. Maybe it is about distance… and that is why cyclist’s can consume it! Ha. OR, it’s because RW is way more weight focused.

  7. Zenaida says:

    I’ve never bought their candles but instead I like the ones from Kohls.

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