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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Mmm, Spending Money Tastes Good

In these cold days, I take comfort in anything that can make me feel a little warmer. Even when it's just playing tricks on my mind.

Yesterday my sister and I did some last-minute Christmas shopping. I haven't been to a Bath and Body Works in about a hundred years, because it is The Bad Place. The place that makes me want to spend lots of money on products that I'll crowd onto the linen closet shelves with all the other products I don't use.

As usual, I bought lots of things. I can't help it. I like things that smell like food but have no calories.

The best thing I got was the Wallflowers "continuous home fragrance" plug-in. Now, even when the house is cold as a witch's you-know-what, the smell of Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin in the air lets me pretend it's toasty warm inside ... and that something delicious is cooking instead of nothing.

I also got some Warm Vanilla Sugar perfume and some Pink Buttercream Frosting hand lotion. And my wristwatch smells like peppermint because it's been riding next to the gum in my purse. Yep, I'm just drowning in the holiday spirit. And I feel strangely hungry. Wonder why that is?

Edited to add:
When I talked to Darwin on the phone this afternoon, he said the house was "cold as a well digger's ass." Guess the pumpkin-scented air didn't make him feel as warm as it did for me.

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4 Comments:

Lenise said...

I'm too cheap to be tempted by that place usually. Of course, I don't think I've been shopping at a mall for a year or so. Maybe I'm more easily tempted now!

I hope the pumpkin illusion works for ya! Sounds like a good idea =]

12:08 PM  
halloweenlover said...

I have the pumpkin spice wallflowers in my office, and it cracks me up because since I got it people constantly walk in and tell me that my office feels so homey, but they don't know why.

Its my secret weapon!

12:18 PM  
Chris said...

Oh I need one of those pumpkin spice wallflower things.

8:13 PM  
Patricia W said...

Every time I go there it's another $100....But I looooove the fragrances in just about everything they sell so I'm an addict.

My sister cracks up because every time she's over there is another scented soap by the sink.

My kitchen is the coldest room in the house. It's exposed on three exterior walls and there is zero insulation. I wonder if cinnamon spice will help.....

8:39 AM  

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