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WEll, I don't know if Illuminations is going out of business, but they have restocked the store for Labor Day weekend sales. They are giving $15 off a $50 purchase. I stocked up Cranberry Orange (you can never have enough), and another Fresh Air (I would totally recommend if you have odor issues, i.e. pets, smoking, etc.) and my mom picked up this beautiful glass pumpkin that holds a candle. It is very pretty and will probably be used at the bridal shower and the wedding. As for the Fresh Air, as I mentioned if you have odor issues, not you personally, but for instance garbage was sitting in the kitchen too long, a few too many pets, you live next to garbage disposal facility, someone smokes cigars in your home, cooked salmon, I would recommend the Fresh Air. When Ben lived in England, he had a dog who loved to go swimming and thus his home had a "wet dog" smell. Even though, the dog was no longer there, it had the smell. After I burned the candle (and opened the windows for a week straight) the smell dissipated. Very good candle.

Well, I am about to run out and go out with the women from work. We are going to Mansuri, a very upscale Japanese restuarants in mid-town NY. Hopefully, I can get out of the office to mail these FedEx packages.

My favorite candles are Illumination scented candles in a jar, except all the stores in New York have closed. Which is very upsetting because my favorite scent is Cranberry Orange, which is fabulous! However, we just went into the store in Short Hills, NJ, and they have nothing. So, I think they are going out of business. Their scents are strong and delicious, but last season they released some weird aromatherapy scents. Now, I am all for aromatherapy, but let's be honest when it smells bad it smells bad, and it smelt bad. Sadly, I am in search of a new candle vendor. I would do Yankee candle, but I don't like the labels on the cover of the jars and I don't think they are as strong as Illuminations. White Barn has nice ones and similar style with no labels, but not as strong. Hmmm...

Work, work, work, work.... Got up, heard the Izzy chasing Ella around the house. They seem to like the shower (except when no water is in it). Well, it appears that I must develop a hobby, other than hating my job. I don't do anything except debate the merits of evening programming and let's face it everything is reality tv. So, everyone watches ech other on tv, and I still haven't accomplished anything. SO here are my options:

1. Continue to study graphic design
2. Pottery
3. Sketching
4. Knitting

The newest addition to the household, Izzy. As most have already commented, "He does have that crazy look about him!"

Churchill looking from the window over his domain (the dining room).

Ella has found a new bed in a milk crate, while Churchill looks on enviously.