September 21, 2009

winnings, probably a bit of whining, and unwinding

i won a giveaway from backyard candle company and my two candles arrived today - can i just tell you how yummy they are. i got the lemon biscotti and grandmother's kitchen. grandmother's kitchen is already burning and is making my kitchen smell sinfully good. yum! (i got two little preview tealights too and the pumpkin spice is really putting me in the mood for fall)

thanks you all for laughing with me about friday night. it was quite the little adventure. the weekend was mostly a muddle of lots of rain and some visits with my girls. the littlest is learning to sing on her own as she watches big sister sing (i didn't know the words to 'the star spangled banner' at four - did you?) so cute.

i went to the farmer's market and probably bought the last fresh peas and butterbeans of the season. so in tribute, i fried chicken by my mom's recipe last night. i must say, the chicken was awesome but my gravy was not quite right - i rushed it.

it's been raining, like forever now - i think we've channeled seattle here - except instead of the misty rain, we're getting gutterwashers...even the sidewalks are molding because they cannot dry out. in the brief sun we had yesterday, i ran out - but, lately i've been hating my shots. i feel particularly un-mojo-ish. hopefully this will pass soon. i'm trying to shoot through it as that's the advice that i give. however, the coolest thing that is saw yesterday was a bumblebee colored, hummingbird moth. wayyyyy cool. i tried to catch some shots of it - but it moved pretty fast.

hope you're having a beautiful monday - mine was full of doing laundry, running errands, eating pizza and watching my favorite comedies.

25 comments:

  1. Those moths are amazing! My Monday was the same...minus the pizza and comedies!

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  2. Your candles sound wonderful. Pizza and comedies are good, have you seen the comedian Ron James! I really like him, i am not sure if he has been to the states or not. Take care have a good day.

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  3. oh i am starving for pizza and comedies right now :D

    love, NAth

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  4. Oh you are gorgeous. I love how you write. You write so well that I feel I am in your home, smelling your wonderful candles and eating pizza.
    I'm full, I smell good and the company was excellent!
    x

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  5. I don't know how you have kept your sanity with all that rain....it's like me in the winter, with the snow, which makes me go crazy....

    where are you pulling that great attitude from ??

    love the pics !

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  6. those candles sound heavenly.
    been thinking about ya'll down there with all this rain, had some pretty bad storms here in NC last night, our western counties are flooding

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  7. love candles, those look superior!

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  8. that's a cool bird/moth/bumblebee! awesome catch. i'm going to have to look that thing up.

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  9. Your candles look, and sound, wonderful. Fall is candle season for me, so I'm busy deciding if it's candy apple or pumpkin spice today.

    The little creature you've photographed is fabulous. Very fun to try to capture new images.

    Have a delightful day - I do like these kind of days periodically.

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  10. Those candles are so pretty, congrats on the win!

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  11. Gotta check out the candle web...thanks for sharing!

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  12. The candles sound wonderful- curious what grandmother's kitchen smells like according to the candle factory..

    Pizza sounds wonderful and comedies are great- have a super evening!!

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  13. I hope you dry out soon dear friend.

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  14. I think your moth shots are fantastic! Hope you get some sunshine soon, and find your mojo, too. :)

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  15. We have onnes of those funny moth hummingbirds too!
    Mine was spent do Laundry,running errands and eating Pizza too...small world...I haven't seen any funniness on TV though lately!
    Nice WIN!
    Char.

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  16. You offer yourself some good advice. I hope you find your mojo soon.

    The candles look lovely

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  17. love brand new candles....sound heavenly! the moth /bird is wild looking...

    love the photo site btw

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  18. i've never seen one of those hummingbird moths. very cool that you were able to capture it.
    btw, i'm glad you got some sunshine today.

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  19. Love the jars the candles are in! I bet they smell heavenly!

    Pretty pictures....hummingbird moths are so neat. The one you saw was probably the snowberry clearwing moth found here:

    http://www.birds-n-garden.com/snowberry_clearwing_hummingbird_moths.html

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  20. i am starving reading of your fried chicken and butter beans...oh yum. when we were in savannah 2 yrs ago, i ate more vegetablea than i have ever eaten in my life....

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  21. those candles look great! i love candles and it's now the season for them again!

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  22. those candles look lovely.
    isn't that a funny thing, each time i rush cooking, it just doesn't turn out the same. i stand my ground, when it comes to rice. : )

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  23. It has rained so much here mushrooms are cropping up all over. I turned the car around on Saturday to go back and take pictures of the biggest ones I'd ever since.

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  24. yay for your win - always nice!!!

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  25. With those candles burning I would be craving baked goods all day! LOL!...Love these pics even if you don't have your mojo:)

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.