Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

This is Wednesday leaning out of her cat tree. She may look like just your average gray tabby cat, but she has many skills. Most of these skills, she uses for The Good. Okay, 'most' might be a slight exaggeration. Wednesday is a good little kitty, though, at heart. She loves her family, loves her sisters, loves annoying those sisters and she also loves to grant wishes. Every Wednesday morning, I will rub the side of the cat house and summon our magic cat!

My Wednesday Wishes for the week:

1) Scented Candles. That's right. Not much of a wish, but I'm running low on my stock. I pulled an old Fresh Baked Cookies candle out of the closet this weekend, so desperate I was for scents! Guess what? Totally works for writing. Turns out, any scent does. It just helps me focus. I mean, there are fresh baked cookies in the forest, right? Well, somewhere in my forest there are! I need a good sale on scented candles this week. Or a box full of them to magically appear on the doorstep courtesy of the Candle Fairies! I'm seriously only asking for scented candles for Christmas and my birthday this year. Okay, maybe not. But right now, that seems to be all I want. That and Starbucks gift cards. I'd be set for a year.

2) A Vacation. Not a big one. Just a nice weekend out of town - the hubster, diggity dog and I. Somewhere like Santa Barbara where we could hike. It just seems like I always have things to do - fundraisers, community events, conferences. I want a weekend out of the house! I want to sleep in, then eat a muffin and coffee at a little cafe with outdoor seating, then hike through "forests" (we don't really have much of what I consider real, true forests here in SoCal). I want to fall into a bed at a hotel each evening. I don't even mind taking the kid (the four legged one. we don't have a two legged child.). Maybe I should look at La Jolla instead so we can drop her off at Grandma's for dogsitting while we have a nice, dress up, sit down, grown-up dinner!

3) Jessica Lindsay. This is a special wish for a very special person. Have you ever met someone and instantly connected with them? You just knew right away that you would be good friends? You could tell that there was something about this person - they were kind, good-hearted, talented, AMAZING. That's what it was like when I "met" Jessica. You can tell she's special just by interacting with her. And her writing? Just adds to her awesomeness. This wish is that all of Jessica's wishes this year come true. ALL. OF. THEM. Because she deserves it. She's had a rough year so this birthday should be a turning of the page. No, it should be an opening of an entirely new book. Everything should be wondrous and magical in her life for the next year (and beyond, but let's just start with this year). That's what my third wish is. For my friend, Jess.

What about YOU? What are your wishes for Wednesday this week?


  1. I want a vacation too! It can even be a "staycation", as long as I get to not have the eternal doom of pending deadline hanging over me. Good luck in finding time for yours - sometimes we really need some time off!

    As for the scented candles - I like the concept, but I get terrible headaches from most of them :( So I only do regular candles (I find they help making me feel cozy too, though)

    Happy Wednesday! :)

  2. Great wishes, as always.

    I wish I could have scented candles. I have super sensitive lungs/allergies so I can't but I wish... get double for me, okay?

  3. Oooh, scented candles and Starbucks cards sound like the perfect Christmas gifts! I'll have to try using candles as I write :)

  4. I've had a pumpkin spice candle on for a while, and now I'm thinking cookies or cake scented or something. Grea wishes!

  5. Awe that's so sweet of you wishing for Jessica! I love the relatively cheap Cinnabon candles at walmart. They are sooo delicious!

  6. Cruella - I have to be very careful with candles because of my severe asthma. No flower candles at all. If I do lightly scented ones, I tend to be okay. There was one my father-in-law sent that was a plumeria somethingorother and every time I open the hall closet, I get a headache. I do pull it out for a quick burn just before I have the girls over though because it does make the house smell yummy and uplifting!

    Melissa - my lungs are bad too. I was up most of last night. But I think that might have been more the dust/pollen/debris from the winds we were having than from the candle (at least that's what I'm telling myself). If I get lightly scented candles (no Yankee candles), I tend to be okay but I also have heavy duty air filters going in every room because I'm allergic to my pets (but refuse to give them up or not have any).

    Meredith - it's just a nice little added sensory thing for me that helps me get there!

    Abby - you move on to cookies or cake and I'll go out and get a pumpkin spice candle because that sounds YUMMY!

    Colene - I'm going to tell my mom to look for one next time she's at Walmart. We don't have one close to me so I'll see her before I see the inside of one and Cinnabon candles sound perfect for cozy writing nights!

  7. Sweetest Jennie. What a gift you give! Sending you love, love, love.

  8. My wishes: Pumpkin spice lattes (so craving them right now) and a burst of inspiration to write the ending of my book -- either would be lovely.

    You are a sweetheart for saving a wish for you friend! But then, as I get to know you, this doesn't surprise me one bit :)