Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'm Alive!

I know, it seemed doubtful for a while there, right? But in fact I'm alive and kicking and have been a candle making fool. Because. . . drum roll. . . the candles and lanterns are now at Greenlife. Hooray! I love Greenlife, and they have super cool stuff, and they're a perfect fit for my stuff, and also they're right around the corner. A perfect fit plus laziness equals too good to be true.

Here's a picture of our first batch on the shelf:

I have to admit, it was so exciting to walk in and see the candles front and center. I'm over there all the time, so having my products on the shelf was a bit of a thrill. I know, I'm easy. But when building a candle dynasty, these are the steps that must be celebrated.

But when building a candle dynasty it's also helpful to actually make candles. So that's what I'm going to go do.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Heard this on the radio this morning. . .

So I'm driving to Masters this morning, at 5:30, and listening to NPR, and a story about the WASP pilots comes on. I only managed to listen to half of it before I got to the pool, but I was fascinated.

Luckily enough, I leave the pool pretty much exactly 2 hours later, and lo and behold, on NPR is the second half of the WASP story. Brilliant! Here it is - it's totally worth a listen. I have to admit, it brought tears to my eyes - probably because these women were serving their country without any expectation of fame or fortune (and they certainly didn't get any - at least not until decades later), and also because my grandmother was a ship welder during World War II. A true Rosie the Riveter. And I like to think she approached life with the same attitude these women show. The interviews with the surviving pilots are priceless.